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Dental Implants – Grove City, OH

Expertly Planned Dental Implant Treatment

Dr. Merrell has always had a passion for restoring smiles to patients who have lost their teeth.  He loves seeing a patient become  more confident and happy after a treatment like dental implants. Dental implants can transform a smile by filling gaps with natural-looking, lifelike replacement teeth. To learn more about dental implants from our Grove City, OH dentist, read below or schedule a consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

Why Choose Park Street Dental of Grove City for Dental Implants?

  • Grove City’s Trusted Dental Provider for 30+ Years
  • Dental Implants Placed & Restored In-House
  • Soothing Sedation Options Available

What are Dental Implants?

Dentist and patient looking at dental implant tooth model

Dental implants are small, titanium posts that are inserted below the gum line to replace the missing root structure of a tooth. Due to their biocompatible nature, implants are able to naturally fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Once this has occurred, Dr. Merrell can attach the crown (replacement tooth) to the implant.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Components of an animated dental implant supported dental crown

Here are the 4 major components of the dental implant process:

  1. Your initial dental implant consultation will involve meeting with Dr. Merrell and discussing your dental goals. He’ll perform a thorough examination of your mouth and go over your medical history to determine whether you would be a good candidate for the procedure.
  2. Once you’ve been approved, Dr. Merrell can complete the dental implant placement surgery in the comfort of our dental office.
  3. After placement, you’ll undergo the natural months-long process of osseointegration, where your implants will fuse with your jawbone.
  4. Finally, as soon as your mouth is ready, we’ll attach your final restoration(s) and complete your smile.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Man smiling after dental implant tooth replacement

Dental implants offer a wide array of unique benefits that distinguish them from traditional restorations. Some of these advantages include:

  • Natural-looking and feeling replacement teeth
  • Easy maintenance
  • Long lifespan with regular care
  • Preservation of facial structure
  • Avoid jawbone deterioration
  • Enhanced chewing ability
  • No alteration of surrounding teeth necessary

Who Can Dental Implants Help?

Man considering dental implant tooth replacement

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you could likely benefit from getting dental implants at Park Street Dental of Grove City. The procedure can be customized based on your situation, and we’ll go over the following options with you to see which one would be best.

Missing One Tooth

Animated smile with a dental implant supported dental crown in place

For a single missing tooth, we can position one dental implant below the gums. This will fuse with your jawbone (osseointegration), allowing us to then place a small, metal connector piece called an abutment that will hold a customized dental crown in place, filling the gap in your smile.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Animated dental implant supported fixed bridge placement

For several missing teeth, we can place a customized dental bridge in your mouth, anchoring it to two dental implants instead of your natural teeth. Not only will this provide the bridge with more support and strength, but it will also keep your healthy teeth intact by not requiring them to be altered in any way.

Missing All of Your Teeth

Animated dental implant supported denture placement

To restore an entire arch of teeth, we can attach a denture to anywhere from four to eight dental implants that are strategically located along the jaw. This will eliminate any common inconveniences caused by traditional dentures, like slipping and shifting while chewing, irritated gums, and deterioration of jaw bone.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Aniamted smile with dental implant supported dental crown in place

Every dental implant procedure that Dr. Merrell performs is custom-tailored. This means that there’s no singular, set cost of this treatment that he can provide you with before he examines your mouth. Based on details like how many dental implants you’ll need and what type of restoration you require, he’ll be able to outline the cost and discuss your financing options.