Completing Smiles with Dental Implants in Columbus, OH
Full-Service Implant Dentistry from Mick Family Dental Care
If you've lost one or more permanent teeth for any reason, dental implants can help you reclaim good oral health and wellbeing. Implants are superior to other restorative solutions because they actually have a structure that’s similar to that of a natural tooth. As a result, patients with dental implants can look forward to results that are more solid and secure. Dentists have been using dental implants since the 1970s and today implants have a 90-95% proven success rate in appropriately chosen cases.
Dental Implant Placements
To provide patients with almost natural stability, dental implants use surgical grade titanium, manufactured to highly precise specifications under strict, sterile conditions. In the first phase of treatment, Dr. Mick will surgically place one or more implant posts into your jawbone, below the gumline. The number of implants you receive will depend on the number of teeth we’re replacing. Using a combination of sedation dentistry and modern anesthetics, you can rest comfortably in our office while we perform the procedure. Not every practice offers full-service implant care, but at Mick Family Dental Care, we’re committed to completing your entire treatment under one roof.
Over time, your jawbone will bond with your metal implant(s), forming a secure foundation onto which your new prosthetic will be attached. Implants are versatile enough to replace a single tooth, a few teeth, or a full upper or lower arch. Dr. Mick will help you determine what kind of restoration you need during the consultation phase of treatment.
As great as dental implants are, not everyone who might be considering treatment with them is an ideal candidate. That doesn't mean that implants are completely beyond reach, though. With a special bone grafting procedure, patients who didn’t previously have sufficient bone to support one or more implants may finally qualify for treatment. One common type of bone grafting procedure is a sinus lift. During a sinus lift, bone is added to the patient’s upper jaw, close to the molars. Once your graft area has healed, we will evaluate when the implant can be placed.
Mini Dental Implants
For patients seeking an alternative to traditional implant dentistry, our Columbus, OH office also offers mini dental implants. Imagine visiting our office in the morning and having your procedure completed in just a few hours. That’s exactly what you can look forward to with this revolutionary treatment.
The mini dental implant system is specifically for patients who need to replace a full row of teeth but don’t have enough bone to support full-sized implants. This system combines miniature implants, which act as prosthetic roots when placed in the jaw, with a special retaining fixture that’s installed into the base of your denture. On the day of your treatment, Dr. Mick will perform a minimally-invasive, one-step procedure. Afterward, there won’t be any need for sutures, and you can look forward to a much shorter healing time.
Contact Us to Learn More
Do you want to learn more about traditional dental implants or mini dental implants? Mick Family Dental Care serves patients in and around Columbus, OH and will gladly discuss your options with you. Call us today to schedule a private consultation.