Dental Implants in Chagrin Falls
Chagrin Falls Dental provides implant services in Chagrin Falls, OH. Call 440-247-8641 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Dental implants are considered the gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth because they are the only solution that addresses tooth loss both above and below the gum line. They provide a strong, stable foundation for high quality replacement teeth. Unlike other solutions for missing teeth, dental implants restore nearly all of your original bite strength and can prevent and even reverse bone loss in the jaw.
Dr. Caputo has over a decade of experience in implant dentistry, placing an average of 20 dental implants each month. He is a graduate of the Georgia Health Science Center Maxicourse of Dental Implant Education, which requires 300 hours of training, and pursues continuing education to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and techniques in the field.
Dental implants are an excellent solution for most patients, but they are not right for everyone. During your consultation with Dr. Caputo or Dr. Bresciani, they will assess your oral and overall physical health to make sure you’re a candidate for the procedure. If you have underlying health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes, or if you have active dental health issues like cavities or gum disease, you will need to get them under control before moving forward with dental implant surgery. Patients with severe jawbone loss may need bone grafting in order to be eligible for dental implants.
We offer the following dental implant restorations at Chagrin Falls Dental:
Single Tooth Dental Implants
Single tooth dental implants are used to support a dental crown that replaces one missing tooth. A minor oral surgery procedure is needed to insert a small biocompatible titanium post into the jawbone, which replaces the root of your tooth. A healing cap or cover screw is placed on the implant post to allow it to heal. Once the implant and your jawbone have fused together and created a stable base of support, the cap is removed and we use an abutment to attach your custom crown to the implant.
Implant Supported Bridges
When several adjacent teeth are missing, we use an implant-supported bridge to replace them. Dental implants are used to replace the two outermost missing teeth and anchor a custom-made bridge for a restoration that looks and functions like your natural teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
Two dental implants can be used to add strength and stability to a removable denture; with a few more, your implants can support an entire arch of fixed, high quality replacement teeth. Both solutions are preferred to traditional dentures, as they produce a stronger bite, fit more comfortably, and don’t slip or pinch.
Full Arch with Only 4 Implants
This unique implant solution involves replacing a complete upper or lower arch of teeth with a high quality restoration supported by only four dental implants.
Dental Implants FAQ
How much do implants cost in Northeast Ohio?
The cost of a single dental implant post can run between $1000 and $3000 depending on your insurance coverage or our in-office dental insurance plan. The final step of the implant (the abutment and crown) can run between $500 and $3000.
How effective are teeth implants?
Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces missing teeth. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. In general, their success rate is very high. Proper home care and the success rate depends on many factors however it is the ultimate option for tooth replacement and longevity.
How painful is it to get dental implants?
During the dental implant surgery, you should not experience pain. You will be given local anesthesia for comfort. After the procedure, pain may be expected but can be controlled. This depends on your pain level tolerance. During and after the procedure your comfort is our top priority and we will be assessing your progress daily.
Will insurance cover dental implants?
Your dental insurance may cover all or some of your implant procedure. This depends on your plan. If you do not have insurance, we have an in-office dental insurance plan for a low cost that saves you at least 20% off the regular fee. You may also use Care Credit which is a low or no-interest credit card to pay for your procedure.
Can dental implants be done in one day?
Traditionally, dental implants are done in three steps.
The first would be the extraction of the diseased tooth followed by possible bone grafting. Not all patients will require this step but the dentist will evaluate your case.
Step two will occur 3-4 months after the first step and the evaluation is complete. Once the dentist determines you are ready, the implant post will be placed. The healing process is at least 3-4 months before your second evaluation will occur.
Step three consists of the final completion of the dental implant. After your second evaluation, the dentist will start the process to prepare your abutment and crown to complete this procedure and finalize your dental implant.
Cases do vary and some implants may be placed on the same day as the extraction. The dentist may recommend the need for a temporary crown to be placed while the implant process is finished. This is determined by the dentist and patient on a case by case basis.
How long does it take for dental implants to heal?
Once a dental implant is placed it takes typically about 3-4 months for the implant to integrate. This is a process that allows the bone to form around the implant.
Can I eat after implant surgery?
Yes, you should eat a soft diet for the first couple of days following the implant placement. After that, you can resume a regular diet.
Are dental implants as strong as natural teeth?
Dental implants are the ideal option to replace natural teeth. They are made of titanium and designed to last for many years or a lifetime. Dental implants are the procedure of choice for longevity and the function for replacing naturally missed teeth.
Are dental implants safe for senior citizens?
Yes, there are no restrictions on age for dental implants. Dental implant cases are always evaluated before the procedure to determine the optimal level of bone for the procedure. Dental implants are ideal for securing poorly fitting dentures or even dentures in general. Dental implants are the conservative and ideal scenario for the replacement of natural teeth and to secure upper and lower dentures.
What’s the difference between dentures and implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed to create one of two things. Dental implants can replace natural teeth (single) or they can be placed for securing dentures. Dentures are acrylic plates that replace all teeth. Many times dentures need more retention instead of using denture adhesive which can be very messy and not ideal. Implants are placed to secure the denture. Single tooth implants require crowns and abutments to closely resemble the natural tooth appearance. Both options are the ideal choice due to the longevity and function of dental implants overall.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
Are dental implants worth it?
Yes, dental implants are worth it—they’re durable, stable, and they look and function more like your natural teeth than traditional bridges and dentures. They’re also the only option that can prevent and reverse bone loss in the jaw.
Are you put to sleep for dental implants?
No, you will not be given IV sedation for your dental implants. We offer alternative forms of sedation to help you relax and the local anesthetic we use ensures that you won’t feel any pain during your procedure.
Do teeth implants hurt?
You won’t experience any pain during your dental implant placement, but once the local anesthetic wears off, you’ll begin to have some tenderness and swelling at the surgical site. This is mild and can be alleviated with cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication.
Can dental implants be done in one day?
There are a few types of dental implant procedures that can be done in one day, but they’re not a fit for every patient. We’ll let you know if you’re a candidate for same-day dental implants during your consultation.
Can you get a temporary tooth while waiting for an implant?
Of course! This is a concern that many patients have, but a temporary restoration—sometimes referred to as a dental flipper—can be used to replace your tooth while you wait for your permanent restoration.