Helping Restore Your Beautiful Smile
Whether you’re missing one tooth or an entire arch, having gaps in your smile can have a huge impact on your overall confidence and quality of life. Not having the vital tools you need to easily speak and chew can impact your ability to properly digest food and cause your self-esteem to plummet in social situations. Fortunately, Dr. Milewski offers dental implants in Medina, an advanced restorative treatment that replaces the entire structure of missing teeth from the roots upward. Unlike traditional restorations, dental implants help preserve your jawbone and facial structure while providing you with strong and durable replacement teeth that look and feel completely natural. If you’d like to learn more, schedule a consultation today by contacting our office!
Why Choose Medina Family Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Works with Dedicated Specialists to Place Dental Implants
- All-On-4 Dental Implant Treatment Available
- Friendly Dental Team and Multiple Financing Options
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants have quickly become the preferred choice to replace missing teeth among dentists and patients alike because they are far different than any other type of tooth replacement. Their success and benefits rely on the use of a dental implant post, which is surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the tooth’s root. This not only provides a secure and stable foundation for the replacement tooth, but also stops bone loss. By stimulating new bone growth, the jawbone fuses with the post to allow it to potentially remain in place for life with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implant supported tooth replacement is completed in two phases. The initial phase of treatment, a procedure that is fairly simply, is done by an oral surgeon. In this phase, titanium implant posts are surgically positioned into the gum line. The surgeon makes a small incision in the soft tissue and inserts the implant post into the jaw. Once in place, the surgeon attaches a protective cap to keep the implant accessible until you heal. Over the course of three to six months, the dental implant fuses with the supportive gum and bone tissue, a process known as osseointegration, mimicking natural root structure.
Following your healing period, Dr. Milewski will secure the abutments onto your implants. These are small connector pieces that hold your restorations in place. Once your permanent prosthetics arrive at our office, we’ll then secure those to the abutments, completing the process.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants come so highly recommended by dental professionals because they offer a wide range of unique benefits. Here are some advantages that you’ll be able to enjoy with your new dental implants:
- Increased biting strength, making it easier to chew foods such as steak.
- Natural-looking and feeling prosthetics boost your confidence.
- The replacement of the roots of your missing teeth preserve your jawbone density by continuing to provide it with stimulation.
- Unlike dentures, your restoration will help preserve your facial structure by keeping your cheeks appearing full instead of droopy.
- Whether you need to replace a single tooth or several, this treatment can be customized to fit your specific needs.
- With proper care, your implant-supported tooth replacement can last at least 30 years. In fact, many patients keep their implant crown, bridge, or denture for the rest of their lives.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
When you visit our office for your consultation, our team will examine your mouth and determine which dental implant restoration would provide you with the best results to replace your missing teeth. We may suggest one of the options listed below.
Missing One Tooth
If you’re missing a single tooth, we’ll likely suggest placing one dental implant beneath your gums and attaching a customized dental crown on top to fill the gap. This will hold your surrounding teeth in place and prevent misalignment or bite problems from arising.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Traditionally, multiple missing teeth may require a bridge to be placed. With an implant bridge, your natural teeth won’t have to be altered. Instead, the restoration will be secured to two dental implants placed on either side of the gap in your smile.
Missing All Teeth
If you’re missing an entire arch or all of your teeth, we can place four to eight dental implants to secure a customized denture in place. Because these won’t need to rely on natural suction or denture adhesive, you won’t need to worry about them shifting or moving in your mouth.
Patients who have experienced diminished jawbone density or who may not otherwise be considered good candidates for dental implant dentures can often successfully receive an All-on-4 restoration. All-on-4 uses four strategically positioned implant posts to offer the optimal level of stability by using the naturally denser portions of the jaw. Two implants are placed in the front vertically, and two implant posts are positioned diagonally supporting the back part of the denture while the implant is fused with the front of the jaw.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Are you ready to invest in your future by replacing your missing teeth with dental implants? You are making an excellent decision. With a success rate of over 95%, Dr. Allan J. Milewski can help you start your journey to a complete smile with the next best thing to your natural teeth. You will gain a long-term solution to restore your confidence and oral health with a predictable and reliable solution.
Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery
The amount you will pay for your new smile will vary because there are several factors that influence the price, such as how many teeth are being replaced, the materials used, additional procedures, and your insurance coverage. Before we begin your treatment, we’ll walk you through your implant supported tooth replacement plan and the cost of every step of the process.
We will also work with you to make the cost of dental implants fit into your budget by maximizing insurance coverage and working with CareCredit to offer low and no interest financing plans.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?
Although dental implants can cost more than traditional choices, like dentures, they are more affordable long-term. After your new smile is complete, you will not have to worry about having the implant posts replaced because they can last forever.
Generally, replacing restorations for a dental implant will be far more affordable than having a bridge or partial replaced every several years. In addition, you will not have to spend money on special cleaning solutions or adhesives. Simply maintain your oral hygiene and regular appointments with your dentist to help reduce any long-term costs.