Finding a tooth replacement option that you will enjoy for years to come is important. Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants understands that every patient is unique, and so are their needs and preferences when it comes to finding the solution for tooth replacement. At our state-of-the-art practice in Grove City, OH, Dr. Smith specializes in dental implant-based tooth restorations. If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. Smith can help you find a tooth replacement option that is best for you.
Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement solution. They look, feel, and function just like natural teeth, preserve bone health in the jaw, and can last a lifetime. However, we realize that dental implants may not be right for every patient. When you are considering a tooth replacement solution It is important to make an informed decision you feel good about. For your convenience, we have listed the most common tooth replacement options available.
A dental implant consists of three parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the crown. An oral surgeon surgically places the implant post into the jaw bone, which will fuse with the bone over several weeks. This creates the permanent and secure foundation for the rest of the tooth. Once the implants have healed, the custom-made crown and connecting abutment will be placed for a natural-look result. Dr. Smith performs dental implant placement at his practice in Grove City, OH. Please visit Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants’ page on Dental Implants to learn more, including all the answers to our Dental Implant FAQs.
All-on-4 is a revolutionary tooth replacement option for patients experiencing severe tooth loss. Also known as a full-arch restoration, All-on-4 replaces an entire upper or lower arch of teeth at once. Using as few as four dental implant posts, the All-on-4 treatment concept provides permanent results with reduced healing time. At Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we offer the All-on-4 treatment concept for our patients. To learn more about this procedure, we encourage you to visit our All-on-4/Full-Arch Restoration page.
A dental bridge can be the right solution for many patients who desire a secure tooth replacement option but do not wish to undergo a dental implant procedure. Dental bridges can be placed by a general dentist and can be fixed (non-removable) or removable. These bridges are a good solution for those who are missing one or more teeth that are next to each other. Other considerations for dental bridges include that some healthy teeth may need to be ground down, they may need to be replaced after a number of years of wear and tear, and they do not offer protection against bone loss.
Traditional dentures remain a popular tooth replacement option today. Patients who choose dentures often favor their removability while offering a convenient solution to tooth replacement. A dentist or prosthodontist can create a full or partial denture. Patients will need to consider that some foods may need to be restricted while wearing dentures. Dentures should provide a secure and comfortable fit in the mouth; any pain associated with wearing your dentures should be evaluated by a dental health professional. Sometimes, the mouth will need to be surgically prepared to receive the best fit for dentures, called pre-prosthetic surgery. Pre-prosthetic surgery is offered at Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. Please visit our page on Pre-Prosthetic Surgery to learn more.
Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants are experts when it comes to dental implant-based restorations at our Grove City, OH, practice, but we know that it may not be the right solution for every patient. That’s why we make every effort to ensure you find the right tooth replacement option for you and create customized treatment plans for patients who choose to visit Greater Columbus Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. To learn more about the right tooth replacement option for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Smith.