We invite you to explore this guide to learn more about dental implants at our practice. Discover how dental implants can help you and how we make it easy to restore your smile.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that is directly attached to the jawbone for a permanent, stable result. Implants function and feel like real tooth roots and are used to support a single crown, bridge, or denture.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The benefits of dental implants are many. Unlike other types of tooth replacement options, dental implants won’t slip out of place and don’t negatively affect the surrounding teeth. In fact, implants are the only option that help maintain the strength of your jawbone and work to protect your oral health.
Our Implant Treatment Options
We offer many dental implant options to fit anyone’s individual needs. Dr. Bedich uses implants to support a crown for a single tooth replacement, a bridge when you’re missing several adjacent teeth, or a full arch denture if you’re missing all of your natural teeth. We also offer same-day full mouth restoration with All-on-4® and Teeth-in-a-Day®.
Our Dental Implant Process
We have designed our dental implant process to make it easy for you to restore your smile! To begin the dental implant journey, you’ll sit down with Dr. Bedich for a consultation where he’ll listen to your goals for tooth replacement and explain your treatment options. Together you and Dr. Bedich will determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs.
Dental Implant Candidacy
If you want to replace your missing teeth and are looking for an option that is natural-looking, long lasting, and will protect your oral health, then you’re an excellent candidate for dental implants! Our goal is to make you fall in love with your smile again, and we’ll work with you to make your dream of tooth restoration a reality.
For patients who have experienced gum disease or bone loss, both of which can make dental implants less successful, Dr. Bedich may recommend a supplemental treatment. These treatments, such as bone grafting, are designed to prepare the teeth, gums, and jawbone for dental implant placement and help ensure a successful outcome. Dr. Bedich performs these preparatory dental implant treatments at his practice in Cortland, near Warren, OH.
Comfort Measures - Sedation Dentistry
To help make your visits as relaxing as can be, Dr. Bedich offers several types of sedation dentistry, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. We also have a dental anesthesiologist on call to provide deep sedation, allowing you to essentially sleep through your procedure. Whether you suffer from anxiety that prevents you from visiting the dentist or you just want the most comfortable care possible, you can benefit from sedation dentistry.
Choosing the Right Dentist for Dental Implants
Once you decide that dental implants are right for you, the next step is choosing a dentist to perform the procedure. When making this kind of long-term investment in your health and wellbeing, you want to make sure you choose the right doctor to do the job. This choice is critical to the success of your implants. The dentist you choose should have experience, skill, and a track record of success so you can rest assured your dental implant procedure will have the outcome you desire.