Dr. Borsky understands that being thorough is crucial no matter what treatment you need to have performed. When it comes to treatments like dental implants in Anderson Township, OH, there’s no exception. If you need the most comprehensive solution to resolve your tooth loss, only dental implants restore your missing tooth to its absolute fullest. It doesn’t matter if you are missing single, multiple, or even all the teeth in your arch; don’t wait to give Dr. Borsky’s dental office a call!
By replacing the entire root of a tooth, you’re able to achieve many restorative benefits that simply wouldn’t be possible via traditional methods. For example, the root is responsible for stimulating bone tissue. Without it, the jawbone begins to break down and lose biting strength. Dental implants stop that from happening and make chewing your favorite foods feel natural.
Additionally, because of the integration implants perform with bone and gum tissue, you can expect long-lasting results. Even after 10 years of use, the average success rate for dental implants is 98 percent. If you want a replacement tooth that’s designed to withstand the test of time, only dental implants can maintain that promise.
Finally, there is no other tooth replacement that looks and feels as natural as dental implants. Not only do they look almost identical to real teeth, but they also feel natural from day to day. This combined with the fact that you won’t have to modify existing teeth to have them placed is a stark contrast from other methods.
Did you know that you can replace single or several teeth at a time via dental implants? Below, you’ll find the many solutions Dr. Borsky recommends to patients with varying levels of tooth loss.
To replace a single tooth, one titanium post is placed inside of your jaw and given several months to heal. The post is made from titanium because of its biocompatible qualities. This means it can safely and effectively integrate with your organic structures. A porcelain crown is placed on top of the implant and connected via an abutment.
Replacing multiple consecutive teeth can be done via dental implants and it doesn’t require the removal of existing tooth enamel. This is because a pair of dental implants can hold a three- or four-crown bridge with relative ease. An abutment is attached to each implant while one larger restoration fits on top.
Implants can easily work in tandem with full and partial dentures, but you’ll also want to consider All-on-4 treatment. Through hybrid dentures, we can combine the versatility of dental implants and the comprehensive attributes of dentures to replace all teeth in a given arch.
Dr. Borsky partners with a large network of specialists who have been performing implant surgery for many years. Their expertise and technology ensure that your next treatment is a total success, regardless of how many teeth you need to replace. The first step involves placing the implant and giving it time to integrate with the bone. The second phase of treatment involves placing the abutment and giving gum tissue time to properly heal around the attachment. Finally, we place the restoration on top, whether it’s a single crown or three-unit bridge.
The best way to determine the cost of your dental implant treatment is to speak with Dr. Borsky directly regarding your needs. For example, needing a single implant placed vs. a larger restoration will cost less overall. Furthermore, if you need preparatory treatments to receive an implant, such as gum therapy, bone grafts, or sinus lifts, this will increase costs for planning and actual treatment. Even if your costs may be higher than other traditional solutions, it’s key to understand that dental implants are an investment that lasts for several decades. You’re not getting your restorations replaced every several years, which is common for both dentures and bridges.
Are you wondering what the dental implant treatment is like? Do you know what you can expect before and after the surgery? To make sure you’re well-informed about your treatment, Dr. Borsky encourages you to ask any questions that might be on your mind during your first consultation as well as at any other point in the process. On this page we’ve answered a few questions that many patients have asked in the past, but you should always feel free to voice your own concerns.
Like with most oral surgeries, we will numb your mouth during dental implant placement so that you don’t feel pain during the procedure itself (though you might still feel some pressure). As the anesthetic wears off, you can control your pain with Tylenol, ibuprofen, or another type of medication. You might also receive a prescription depending on how severe the discomfort is. Keep track of how long the pain lasts; if it doesn’t fade after a while (or comes back months or years after the surgery), let us know so that we can check the implant site for any complications that might have occurred.
In the days following placement, you should rinse with warm salt water at least 4 or 5 times every day. This helps prevent infections from occurring while the gums are healing. You can continue to brush and floss, but you need to be gentle around the area where the surgery was performed.
After your mouth has recovered and your implant has been restored with a crown or another prosthetic, you won’t need to worry about performing any kind of specialized care. You can practice a normal oral hygiene routine that involves brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily. Certain kinds of dental floss are designed to clean around implants, so keep an eye out for such brands.
Traditional dentures restore your ability to bite and chew, but even then you might have difficulty with particularly tough foods such as certain meats. In contrast, dental implants are joined with the jawbone itself and thus offer additional stability and strength, letting you eat a wide variety of foods without restriction.
That said, you will need to pay close attention to what you eat and drink for a few days after implant placement. Stick with soft foods and liquids at first to avoid putting too much pressure on your implant post and the rest of your teeth. Stay away from particularly hot meals during this time. You should work your way back up to a normal diet as quickly as you can.
Typically, prosthetic teeth can’t be loaded onto implants until the metal posts have fully integrated with the jawbone. This takes about two to six months, though naturally it depends on your own ability to heal and the number of implants you have. You’ll also need to account for the placement of an abutment that will link the prosthetic to the implant post. Dr. Borsky can narrow down the timeline for you after examining your mouth.