Dental implants are an excellent treatment option for patients who need to replace missing teeth. Dr. Daniel Merrill has performed thousands of dental implants, and draws upon 35 years of experience, so you know that your smile will be in good hands. All of our implant work is done in-house, which will make the experience easier and less stressful for you. We invite you to learn more about this restorative service by reading the information below:
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants consist of titanium screws that are attached to an abutment and a dental crown. The screw is surgically placed in the jawbone and then later covered by the abutment and crown.
Are dental implants right for me?
Dental implants may be the right treatment option if you are missing teeth or need a tooth extraction, and if you would like a dental restoration that mimics the look, feel, and durability of your natural teeth. You are welcome to schedule a consultation at Merrill Dental to discuss your options and to learn more about our dental implants.
What are the benefits of receiving dental implants?
Like dentures and dental bridges, dental implants are designed to fill areas of tooth loss. Unlike these other dental restorations, however, dental implants replace the root and crown of a missing tooth to provide natural-looking and lifelong results. Dental implants can also stabilize loose dentures for patients who are missing all or most of their teeth.
How long is the treatment time for implants?
Drs. Merrill and Merrill will provide you with a customized treatment plan that includes an estimate for the length of treatment. Receiving dental implants occurs in two phases:
- Our skilled dentists will surgically attach the implant post in your jawbone to provide durability for the implant crown. Your jaw will need to heal for a few months as the bone bonds with the new post.
- When the jawbone is ready, our dentists will then place a customized crown on top, completing the dental implant and restoring your smile.
How much do dental implants cost?
Each case for dental implants is unique, and the cost will vary depending on your needs and the number of implants you receive. During your consultation with our dentists, you will have the opportunity to discuss the cost of implants and create a payment plan prior to receiving treatment.
Does my insurance cover dental implants?
An increasing number of dental insurance providers now cover dental implants. We encourage you to check your dental benefits to learn whether you are covered for dental implants. Our office also offers several out-of-pocket payment options, and we would be happy to help you create a finance plan.
Do dental implants hurt?
Our dentists will keep you fully comfortable during surgery. You may experience some mild discomfort after the procedure as your mouth becomes accustomed to the implant, but this typically disappears within a few days.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are designed to be durable. If you take proper care of your implant by utilizing proper hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly, it should last a lifetime.
Take advanagtage of our dentists’ experienice and skill, and enjoy the smile of your dreams. Implants from our office will restore your confidnece in your appearance, and enhance your ability to speak and eat. If you have a question regarding dental implants in West Chester, Ohio, that has not been answered here, please do not hesitate to contact Merrill Dental at 513-779-7711 today. Our team is happy to provide further information and help you schedule a free consultation with Drs. Merrill and Merrill.