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 Sunbury dental practice.
We are a full-service dental practice, located in Sunbury, Ohio, on State St. (Route 3), near the intersection of Route 3 and State Route 36. Our facility features plenty of parking on either side of the building, including handicap accessible spots with easy access to the entrance. Our dental practice in Sunbury provides expert dental implant dentistry services as part of our general and restorative dentistry, serving patients in Delaware County and the surrounding areas of Mt. Gilead, Galena, Delaware, Centerburg, Cardington, Powell, and Westerville.
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.
The services that I receive from Premiere Dental is excellent. Dr. Hudoba and the staff are friendly and ensure that I am properly informed about my dental health. I would have no qualms in recommending them to family and friends. - Cheryl C.
Professional and friendly staff. Great communication skills at every level. Very competitive pricing. Best dental care experience in my 60+ years... and my wife seconds the motion. - Terry L.
Staff was extremely pleasant. I saw Dr. Doug, he was awesome. Very down to earth and matter of fact. Gave me my options on what I can do for my course of treatment instead of telling me what I had to do. - Michael A.