Do you have missing or lost teeth? Are you interested in learning about your restorative dental options? Dr. Marvin Kaplan provides his patients with dental implant treatment in Cincinnati, OH. Dental implants are titanium posts that can replace one or more missing teeth. They may be used on their own or can secure a dental bridge or denture. Patients who undergo restorative dental treatment with implants revitalize the appearance and function of their smiles.
Dental Implant FAQs
Many patients have these common questions about dental implant treatment:
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Most patients are candidates for dental implants. The best candidates for implants and other restorative treatments are in good oral health with enough remaining bone tissue to support the implants. Patients who have problems such as gum disease or tooth decay can receive treatment prior to their implant procedure. Dr. Kaplan may recommend bone grafting if he finds that there is not enough tissue for the implants.
How long is dental implant treatment?
The length of the implant treatment process can vary from patient to patient. Patients who need to become implant candidates will require more time before we schedule the surgical implantation. Once the implant or implants are inserted, they require a healing period of 3 to 6 months. During this period, the titanium implant post fuses with the jawbone to create a stable foundation for crowns, bridges, or dentures. For most patients, the dental implant process takes 6 to 12 months.
What are the benefits of dental implants and implant-secured restorations?
Restorations that are supported by dental implants offer many benefits when compared to removable dental bridges or dentures. Dental implants and implant-secured restorations:
- Look and feel like natural teeth
- Make it easier to bite and chew
- Do not require messy adhesives
- Last longer than removable options
When secured with implants, dental bridges and dentures last longer and feel more comfortable. Additionally, patients who receive dental implant treatment can permanently improve their smiles and replace their lost or missing teeth.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Restore your smile with dental implants in Dr. Kaplan’s Cincinnatti dental office. If you are a new patient, call (513) 540-4630. Current patients of Dr. Kaplan may call (513) 281-8800.