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Dental Implants

Dental Exam - Delaware, OH

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are positioned surgically into your jawbone beneath. Implants are titanium screws that are used to support false teeth, replacing the root of the tooth. Dentures and bridges can also be mounted to implants.

For many patients, ordinary bridges and dentures are not comfortable. For other patients, dentures and bridges may not even be possible, because of poor ridges, sore spots or gagging. Adjacent teeth are not touched when positioning new implants. No need to prepare or grind down other teeth to accommodate your implants, and hold them in place. (unlike ordinary bridges which have to be attached to teeth on either side.

To be a candidate for dental implants, patients should be in good overall health and have strong and healthy gums and jaw bone. Cancer, uncontrolled diabetes, or uncontrolled gum disease may affect your dental implants. Similarly, smoking or drinking too much alcohol, as well as certain medications, may increase the risk that your implants will not fuse to the bone. Make sure your dentist has your full medical history beforehand.

To properly maintain your implants it is important to remember good oral hygiene, including regular brushing & flossing. Of course, regular maintenance appointments with your dentist and hygienist to are important to properly clean your implants as well. This will ensure that your implants will be long-lasting.

Dear Patients,

Dr Campbell and Staff hope you and your families are doing well and staying healthy during this difficult Coronavirus crisis.  The health and well being of our patients, staff, families, and our community as a whole is our top priority.

As you may have already heard, we have been instructed by the Ohio State Dental Board to discontinue elective patient services in the hopes of reducing the risk of spreading this very contagious virus.  We are limiting patient care to emergency services only for the next few weeks and will keep you updated about any changes through emails, texts, and our website.

If you have any dental pain or discomfort or a situation that needs prompt attention, please call the office to leave a message as we are checking our answering service regularly.  You may also contact Dr. Campbell directly at the cell number provided at the end of our greeting message.

We thank you for putting your trust in us to provide for your dental care needs.  We are closely monitoring updates from the State Dental Board as well as the ADA and CDC and will keep you posted as more information is available.

Thank You for your patience and Stay Healthy!

Dr. Scott A Campbell,  DDS, and Staff

 

Here is an article from the American Dental Association about Coronavirus infection control