Dental implants are the most advanced treatment for replacing missing teeth. Implants permanently replace a natural tooth by placing a small titanium post into the jaw under the gumline which is then used to support a tooth, bridge or denture. The post fuses with the bone, creating a custom-fitted tooth, bridge or denture secured to the implant, which holds them firmly in place.
When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink (or atrophy) and becomes brittle from lack of use. Not only does losing a tooth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face, causing it to look sunken and prematurely aged. Losing one or more of your teeth:
According to the American Dental Association, more than 5.5 million implants are fulfilled annually by dentists in the U.S. Here’s why they’re so popular:
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care, implants should last a lifetime.
If your gums are healthy, you have enough bone to support an implant and if you’re in good general health, you’re considered an ideal candidate for a dental implant. To explore options for a dental implant, implant supported bridge or “never move dentures,” please call to schedule an exam and consultative appointment with our Granville dental practice.
Our full service dental practice is located in heart of downtown Granville next to the Park National Bank. Easy to find, with street parking in front of our office or available off street parking behind our office in the East Elm lot. We have morning and evening hours to fit your busy schedule and can easily accommodate family cleanings. Our dental practice in Granville provides expert implant dentistry services as part of our general and restorative dentistry, serving patients in Granville, Ohio including Etna, Heath, Hebron, Millersport, Pataskala, Newark, Alexandria and surrounding areas in Licking County.
We are lucky to live in an age with many effective options for those with missing teeth. However, it's tempting to many patients to think that not replacing one missing tooth won't have adverse effects. Some risks may not be symptomatic until it's too late and the damage has been done.
Dr Jensen & his staff were great today. Professional & very friendly! - Diana G.
Dr. Mark and his staff are all very professional. I can always count on excellent care and concern for my well being. - Linda D.
As always everyone was great and the service was awesome. My teeth are healthy thanks to the wonderful service I receive. Best dentist EVER! Genuine care and compassion for the patient. - Jeanne W.