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Dental Implants Powell, OH | Infinite Smiles

If you are missing one or more teeth, you are sure to have experienced a wide range of problems, from chewing difficulties to social embarrassment from a damaged smile. Problems from missing teeth go far beyond looks. People with missing teeth are more susceptible to bone loss. Lack of bone structure limits your chewing ability and contributes to a sagging lower face, aging you by as many as 10 years! Additionally, missing teeth are more likely to cause other oral health problems, including disease and decay.

Infinite Smiles does not want you to suffer any longer with the problems that result from missing teeth. You can trust Dr. Patel to provide you with dental implants to restore both the appearance of your smile and your overall oral health.

What Is a Dental Implant?

An implant is a permanent tooth replacement option that can last your entire life. Made of a titanium post and placed in the jaw, the implant will naturally fuse with your jawbone, creating a strong anchor for a single tooth restoration or denture. At Infinite Smiles, we have an in-house lab and ...

An implant is a permanent tooth replacement option that can last your entire life. Made of a titanium post and placed in the jaw, the implant will naturally fuse with your jawbone, creating a strong anchor for a single tooth restoration or denture. At Infinite Smiles, we have an in-house lab and a certified master ceramist to create your implant restorations. This distinct advantage allows us to provide aesthetic, natural-looking, and well-fitting restorations in less time than other practices that do not have labs on the premises.

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Types of Dental Implants

Traditional implants are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. Your custom crowns, or replacement teeth, will be fitted onto each implant. In some cases, we can place these implants the same day as an extraction.

Mini dental implants ar...

Traditional implants are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. Your custom crowns, or replacement teeth, will be fitted onto each implant. In some cases, we can place these implants the same day as an extraction.

Mini dental implants are just what they imply: smaller implants. These may be a good option if you’re lacking the bone structure needed for implants — whether from gum disease, tooth loss, preexisting medical conditions, or genetics. Because of their size, they are also less invasive, so surgery and recovery are often quicker.

All-on-4 implants use four implants in each arch to provide you with a full set of replacement teeth. Two implants are placed in the front, while two more are placed in the back at an angle for maximum strength.

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Can I Receive Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement option for patients who:

  • Are missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease, or tooth decay
  • Want a full set of permanent teeth instead of dentures
  • Want to secure loose or ill-fitting dentures with implants
  • W...

Dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement option for patients who:

  • Are missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease, or tooth decay
  • Want a full set of permanent teeth instead of dentures
  • Want to secure loose or ill-fitting dentures with implants
  • Want to replace removable bridges with permanent teeth
  • Need single/front tooth implant or multiple tooth replacements
  • Need a full-mouth reconstruction

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Guided Surgery

For successful implant placement, we rely on guided surgery. This method uses advanced technology and techniques to plan out your implant procedure. The combination of 3D scanning technology and imaging provides a superior view of all your teeth, bones, nerves, and sinus cavities. This complete picture eliminates the guesswork and means less surgery time and less recovery time.

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Losing one tooth or multiple teeth can be traumatizing and embarrassing. But tooth loss doesn’t have to be a life sentence. At Infinite Smiles, we can replace missing teeth with either removable dentures or dental implants. The two restorations are profoundly different, and it’s important to ...

Losing one tooth or multiple teeth can be traumatizing and embarrassing. But tooth loss doesn’t have to be a life sentence. At Infinite Smiles, we can replace missing teeth with either removable dentures or dental implants. The two restorations are profoundly different, and it’s important to understand that difference when considering replacement options.

Here’s what you can expect from dental implants:

  • More stability. Dental implants anchor your permanent teeth, whereas removable dentures rest on the gums.
  • Better chewing. With the increased stability of dental implants, patients can eat whatever they want. That’s because dental implants provide about 90 percent of the force of natural teeth, while dentures provide just 35 percent of the power you had with natural teeth.
  • Preserve the jawbone. When the teeth are lost, the jawbone begins to recede. Dental implants fuse to the jawbone and preserve it. By comparison, dentures do not preserve the jawbone.
  • Long-lasting and permanent. Dental implants are permanently placed in the bone with a 95 percent success rate. Dentures can break or warp, and over time, become ill-fitting because of the changes in the jawbone.

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Caring for Dental Implants

We often compare dental implants to your natural teeth, and if you care for dental implants properly, they can last for the rest of your life. Still, there are a few rules you need to follow to ensure that your implants stay healthy and secure. Dr. Patel and his staff have an in-depth post-operat...

We often compare dental implants to your natural teeth, and if you care for dental implants properly, they can last for the rest of your life. Still, there are a few rules you need to follow to ensure that your implants stay healthy and secure. Dr. Patel and his staff have an in-depth post-operative recovery plan for every patient who gets dental implants. You’ll brush and floss your implants as if they were your natural teeth.

While dental implants are durable, even these pieces of titanium can fail due to a buildup of bacteria or plaque — a condition known as peri-implantitis. Much like natural teeth can fail due to gum disease infecting the surrounding tissues, a dental implant can fail because of problems with bacteria infecting the tissues. If left untreated, peri-implantitis can destroy the implant and cause the bone to deteriorate.

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Cost of Dental Implants

There are several factors with the cost of dental implants. Not all dental implants are the same, and not all patients have the same oral health situation. We can pinpoint the cost of your procedure with a comprehensive consultation. We have to determine:

  • How many teeth need to be re...

There are several factors with the cost of dental implants. Not all dental implants are the same, and not all patients have the same oral health situation. We can pinpoint the cost of your procedure with a comprehensive consultation. We have to determine:

  • How many teeth need to be replaced
  • The type of dental implants you need
  • The health of your gums and bone
  • If you need extractions

Dental implants are an investment, but before you make a decision solely based on cost, consider this: dental implants can last forever, whereas dentures often break, warp, or change shape over time. Replacing your dentures every few years can be just as expensive as, if not more expensive than, having dental implants.

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