Dental Implants

Berger Family Dental

Robert Berger, DDS

Family Dentist located in Reynoldsburg, OH

Over 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. That’s why Robert Berger, DDS, and his team at Berger Family Dental in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, offer dental implants, the premier tooth replacement option. Long-lasting dental implants provide excellent support for natural-looking prosthetics. To see if implants are the right option for you, set up a consultation by calling the office or scheduling a visit online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small metal posts that are placed deep in your jawbone, creating a durable base for crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implant-retained prosthetic teeth will look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Oral surgery for dental implants is an involved process, though it’s not painful or overly complicated. The incredible results dental implants deliver is well worth the time and effort it takes to get them. 

What is the process for dental implants?

The process for getting dental implants is comprised of two main elements. First, you have the implant surgically placed, then Dr. Berger places your permanent restoration on your new implant. 

For the surgical portion, Dr. Berger will refer you to one of the top implant surgeons in Central Ohio. During oral surgery, the implant specialist gives you a local anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable for you. They then use a special dental drill to insert the implant directly into your jawbone. 

During the procedure, you won’t feel anything. After the procedure, your jaw needs time to heal and allow the implant to fuse to your jawbone so it can support replacement teeth. Typically, the recovery takes at least a few months.

Once your jawbone has fully healed, you’ll come back in to see Dr. Berger to have your permanent restoration placed. This might be a crown, bridge, or denture that gets attached to your implant. This last portion requires two in-office visits with Dr. Berger. 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer a host of critical benefits for people with missing teeth, such as:

  • Improved chewing, speech, and digestion
  • Prevention of teeth shifting into empty spaces
  • Curbing the effects of bone loss
  • Restoration of lost facial volume
  • Maintaining of mouth and jaw structure

If you have a weak or insufficient jawbone that can’t properly support implants, you may need bone grafts. Dr. Berger and his team can help you decide whether or not dental implants are the right restoration option for you.

How long do dental implants last?

One of the reasons dental implants are so popular is that as long as you practice good oral hygiene, they can last virtually a lifetime.

Nearly 90% of dental implants last patients for at least 30 years. It’s important to note that their longevity depends largely on you. Make sure to continue brushing, flossing, and maintaining your regularly scheduled cleanings with Dr. Berger. 

To see how dental implants can benefit you, call the Berger Family Dental office or schedule a consultation online today.