Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry and transformed the lives of many people with their ability to permanently restore a single tooth or even the entire smile of someone with missing teeth!
Dental implants can be thought of as artificial tooth roots and have a 95 percent success rate when placed by experienced dentists. Due to their imitation of natural teeth, dental implants restore healthy stimulation to the jaw bone, proper biting and chewing power, and a naturally beautiful smile.
Unlike the alternatives like fixed bridge-work or removable partial dentures, implants are stable and secure in the jaw bone, able to support a single dental crown and even a full arch of artificial teeth. We offer both titanium implants and their biologic alternative, ceramic dental implants, at our North Canton, Cuyahoga Falls, and Hudson, OH, offices and are experienced in both their placement and restoration. By utilizing advanced technology, such as guided implant placement, we can place an implant in the most precise location, enabling “flawless,” minimally invasive, and almost entirely painless procedures that achieve safe, specific, and predictable outcomes. With this skillful placement, restorations appear natural alongside existing teeth and the dental implants as a whole are significantly more likely to last for the long-term!
Under our experienced care, placing an implant is a relatively easy process. First, careful review of a patients’ medical history occurs, a 3D X-ray is taken, and a thorough examination is performed to determine whether a person is a candidate. If a person is a good candidate, then the risks and benefits associated with the procedure are discussed. If not, the site can typically be grafted in order to regrow sufficient bone so as to place an implant in the future. On the day of placement, the implant is inserted into the bone, often with the aid of a surgical guide, and then allowed to heal for a period of 1 to 3 months until stable. Throughout the healing process, the body heals and the implant becomes fully integrated, or fused, into the bone. Once an implant has integrated, the final restoration (dental crown) or removable prosthesis (denture) is placed on top of the implant. Whether replacing a single tooth or a full arch of missing teeth, dental implants provide many benefits, including:
The gold standard in both single and multiple tooth replacement today is the titanium root-form implant. Within the field of dental implantology, there is a new class of products—in development for about the last fifteen years—that utilize ceramic-based materials as an alternative to metal. For patients looking for a metal free option or those who have an allergy to titanium, ceramic dental implants are an excellent treatment option. In addition to these benefits, ceramic implants provide the same longevity and durability as traditional dental implants, helping you restore complete health, function, and aesthetics to your smile! If you are looking for a more biologic approach to tooth replacement, schedule a consultation with us!
Metal-free ceramic dental implants do not cause allergies or sensitivities and patients experience better healing because they are a tissue-friendly material.
Ceramic dental implants are made from exceptionally high-strength, bio-compatible zirconium oxide, which can withstand the pressure exerted when eating.
Ceramic dental implants are naturally a shade of white, providing a great aesthetic solution to tooth replacement, with none of the disadvantages of titanium.