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Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Gaps are permanently eliminated as the implant provides a comfortable and natural fit. Implant dentistry allows patients the ability to smile and chew with confidence. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts which are surgically placed into the jawbone to fill the gaps where teeth are missing. The bone and titanium create a strong foundation for artificial teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

The implants themselves are titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone where the teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Abutments that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These abutments provide stable anchors for artificial replacement.

Why The Oral Health Center?

Dental implants have helped thousands of people change their lives and The Oral Health Center is the place to go to in Ohio for the service. At Oral Health Center we have been doing Dental Implants surgeries over the past 30 plus years for our patients from Westerville,Columbus and surrounding areas. The Dr. will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure. So come into our office at 660 Cooper Rd., Suite 200, in Westerville to schedule a preliminary exam. See firsthand how this exciting procedure has helped thousands of Americans live fuller lives.

How Dental Implants can Help You.

Thousands of people across the country who’ve problems with the teeth are now enjoying life more because of breakthroughs in dental science. Maybe you’ve lost your teeth through an accident. Maybe you’ve worn dentures so long that your jawbone has deteriorated. Maybe you simply refuse to wear dentures. Whatever your situation, dental implants may help you look younger, feel better, and live life to the fullest.

How Dental Implants Can Change Your Life.

With dental implants, you’ll be able to eat the foods you use to eat. You’ll laugh again without feeling self-conscious, without feeling that something embarrassing will happen. You’ll be able to interact with people just like you did when you had natural teeth. And dental implants can restore your self-confidence too.

In addition to eating what foods you want, foods like apples and fresh vegetables, you’ll be healthier because you’ll be able to digest your food better. You see, without chewing your food completely, your body can’t digest it properly. But with dental implants, you’ll have almost as much biting and chewing powers as you did when you had natural teeth.

And you regain the ability to speak more effectively. You wont have to worry about loose dentures slurring your speech. And if someone tells you a joke, you’ll be able laugh without worrying about your teeth falling out of your mouth.

Who is a good candidate for Dental Implant?

Dental implants can replace:

  • A single tooth – if you are missing a single tooth, an implant and crown can replace it. The implant replaces the natural tooth and root. Single teeth that were lost naturally or through tooth extraction can be replaced with dental implants.
  • Several teeth – Implant-supported bridges can replace several missing teeth. Implants will replace your missing teeth and some of the roots.
  • All of your teeth – If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported bridge or denture can replace them. Dental implants will replace all your natural teeth and some of the roots.

Implant Dentistry – The Procedure

The placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. In the first phase, a small titanium post is precisely and gently anchored into the patient’s jawbone, recreating a natural tooth root. The implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone for three to six months after the surgery. Patients will be fitted with temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time, while Dr. Banga designs the final crown, bridgework, or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.

In the second phase, the implants are revealed and another titanium piece, called an “abutment,” is attached to these posts. A porcelain crown, bridgework, or fixed denture is cemented to this abutment. Only this piece is visible, as the implant looks, feels, and functions as a natural tooth. While the procedure is lengthy, most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

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Implants can be used to support dentures, holding the prosthesis securely in place while eating, speaking, and during other oral activities while still allowing for easy self-removal for cleaning purposes.

The Advantages of Dental Implants

Implant dentistry is changing the way people live. Patients have rediscovered the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life.

  • Implants create an attractive, natural-looking smile.
  • Dental implants are comfortable and feel like natural teeth.
  • No specialized care is required after the procedure. Oral hygiene for dental implants is the same as natural teeth; brushing, flossing, and periodic checkups.
  • The dental implants are completely functional, restoring your ability to chew and talk comfortably.
  • Patients don’t deal with the pain, discomfort, or restrictions of dentures or partials.
  • Implants are also used to support dentures, holding the prosthesis securely in place while eating, speaking, and during other oral activities while still allowing for easy self-removal for cleaning purposes.Contact us for a free consultation

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

The implant dentistry procedure has become one of the most common dental surgeries conducted. Several factors are used to determine whether dental implants are right for you. Prospective dental implant patients should:

  • Be in good overall health.
  • Have healthy gums.
  • Have a strong enough bone structure to support the implant.
  • Remain committed to oral hygiene.

Arrange a thorough oral examination with Dr. Banga, she will carefully examine your case and determine if dental implants are right for you.

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Banga. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your dental implant procedure a success. You may also be interested in checking out our other cosmetic and general dentistry procedures. Dental bridges for instance, present another possible solution for missing teeth. Dr. Banga can help determine which treatment option is right for you. Contact our office to arrange a consultation.

ADULT BRACES SIX MONTH SMILES

 

Six Month Smiles® is a cosmetic dentistry system that uses time-tested orthodontic techniques to align the teeth for a more attractive overall smile. Unlike traditional metal braces and brackets, which can be distracting, Six Month Smiles® uses tooth-colored bonding trays and wires made from specialized nickel titanium material to gradually straighten and align the teeth. This treatment option is ideal for patients who do not require adjustments to their bite but would simply like to improve the appearance of the visible teeth. Six Month Smiles® is an enticing alternative to both traditional braces and Invisalign because it is the fastest way to a healthy-looking smile. In addition, Six Month Smiles® is among the most affordable orthodontic treatments available.

How Does Six Month Smiles® Work?

Patients who wish to improve the appearance of their smile can start treatment with Six Month Smiles® clear braces in two easy visits to Dr. Banga,s dental practice. During the first appointment, Dr. Banga will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the patient’s candidacy for Six Month Smiles®. The ideal candidate is over the age of 15 and does not require any significant bite readjustment. Dr. Banga will then make an impression of the teeth and send it to the designated Six Month Smiles® lab where customized bonding trays will be created, typically in about two weeks. After the trays have been crafted, patients return to Dr. Banga’s office to have the clear braces placed quickly and comfortably. Monthly appointments are required so Dr. Banga can make any necessary adjustments, and ensure optimal oral health during the treatment process.

Many individuals believe that the Six Month Smiles® system works so quickly by applying more pressure to the teeth, therefore making treatment uncomfortable; this is not the case. Instead, Six Month Smiles® produces quick results because the orthodontic system focuses mostly on altering the cosmetic appearance of the smile, rather than adjustments to the bite (which usually takes up the bulk of orthodontic treatment). Total treatment time ranges from four to nine months, with most patients achieving their desired result in six months or less.

 

Benefits of Six Month Smiles®

While there are a number of treatment options when it comes to improving the aesthetics of the smile, Six Month Smiles® offers distinct benefits. Some of these include:

  • Less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers or metal braces
  • Faster results than any other orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign®
  • Clear wires and brackets make treatment unnoticeable
  • Light pressure makes treatment comfortable
  • Few dental appointments needed
  • Results are permanent with proper aftercare
  • Improved appearance and increased self-confidence.

The advanced cosmetic and general dental treatments available at Dr. Banga’s dental practice can help patients achieve an attractive smile. If you suffer from imperfections such as gaps or misalignment, contact our dental practice to learn more about orthodontic treatments, including Six Month Smiles®. To find out more, book a no obligation initial consultation. To book your appointment please call us at 614-888-6811 or download the form on our page and we will get back to you with an available time for your appointment.

INVISALIGN

Invisalign

There’s never been a better time to straighten your teeth with the most advanced clear aligner in the world.

Dr. Banga is always happy to answer any questions you may have about either form of treatment. Call 614-888-6811 to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Banga, during which he can help you figure out which form of orthodontics is the right choice for you. We offer free Invisalign consultations. Let us help you achieve the smile you have always wanted!

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

People may wonder how “cosmetic dentistry” is different than “general dentistry”.

Cosmetic Dentistry just refers to many of the services you may already be familiar with, such as:

  • Whitening
  • Braces
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Veneers
  • Crown and Bridges
  • Implants
  • Pretty much everything you see when you smile!

All of the above services are available at Oral Health Center.

Full Mouth Restoration

Severely worn down, missing, or badly damaged teeth can truly have a detrimental effect on one’s ability to chew or to feel comfortable in social situations. Teeth marred by neglect, lack of care, and improper dentistry often require comprehensive restorative treatment, a combination of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures that may include periodontal therapy, endodontic treatment, veneers, bridges, crowns, implants or other dental work. Oral Health Center offers you a full range of options to get you smiling again!

LASER DENTISTRY

A laser is an instrument that produces energy in the form of light. When a laser comes in contact with tissue it can cut it or vaporize it. This modern application is effective in dentistry because it allows dentists to shape or remove tissue with phenomenal results.

Dr. Banga performs laser dentistry for the following procedures:

  • Lip and Tongue Tie Release Surgery – also known as a Frenectomy, this procedure removes muscle attachment that inhibits proper movement
  • Gingivectomy – removes overgrown tissue, which can be caused by certain medications
  • Crown Lengthening – removes gums tissue in order to prepare a tooth for a proper fitting crown
  • Periodontal Treatment – removes inflamed gum tissues that are contributing to periodontal disease
  • Treatment of Oral Lesions – reduces discomfort associated with canker sores, herpetic, and aphthous ulcers of the oral cavity

DENTAL EXAMS AND  XRAY

There are several types of radiographic images that can be taken of the head and neck.

In our office, the three most common are bitewing, periapical, and panoramic radiographs.

  • Bitewings allow the Dr. Banga to detect cavities that have developed between the teeth that are not usually able to be detected clinically. Generally, we take four bitewings every year for one of the two comprehensive exams patients receive during their dental hygiene appointments.
  • Periapical radiographs allow Dr. Banga to see the entire tooth, including the root and bone and supporting structures surrounding it. These are most often taken as needed, rather than routinely.
  • Panoramic radiographs are very informative as they provide information on the entire oral cavity at once. These are typically taken about once every two to five years.

If you are a new patient and have radiographs you would like to have transferred to our office, it is worthwhile to do so if the bitewings are less than one-year-old and if the panoramic film is less than 5 years old. Please fill out the Records Release Form so that we can request them for you!

WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTIONS

Oral surgery in the general practice setting most often refers to dental extractions, implant placement, and bone grafts.

Dr. Banga performs these types of oral surgeries, including the extractions of selective3rd molars.

TEETH WHITENING

“What are my options for teeth whitening?”  This one of the most common questions we are asked by patients.  Dr. Banga has extensive teeth whitening experience in her dental office in Columbus, Ohio.  The good news is that you have options!  Three options actually.  You have the option of choosing between Take Home Whitening and In-Office Whitening, or both! Here are the top things you need to know about teeth whitening so that you can make an informed decision about what type of whitening is best for you and your needs.

There are benefits and drawbacks to each method, and it is important for you to understand both before making your decision.  Dr. Banga and our team are always happy to answer any additional questions you have at 614-888-6811.  We always get a little excited about whitening!  When you see the results…you will know why!

No More Hassle with Dentures

You won’t have to worry about the messy cleaners and adhesives you had when you wore dentures. With dental implants you simply brush your teeth as if they were natural teeth. No fumbling with cumbersome partials or plates. No more discomfort and pain due to improperly fitted dentures. In short, you’ll experience a freedom you haven’t felt in years.

Costs of Dental Implants.

Dental implants are an investment in both your appearance and your health. The price of dental implants can range from one to several thousands of dollars. The Oral Health Center no only has 30 plus years of performing dental implants, but is one of the most affordable in Ohio. At The Oral Health Center, payment is expected at the time you receive treatment. But in addition to cash or check, several other options are available to make it more convenient for you to pay for your implants.  Major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are accepted. We also offer bank financing plan and if you pay her and playing over an extended period of time.

Types of Dental Implants:

There are two categories of implants: endosteal, placed directly to the jawbone, and subperiosteal, placed over the jawbone below the gum service. You can use either of the two or a combination, depending on the condition of your jawbone and how many teeth need to be replaced. Both can be used in either the upper or lower jaw

Post Type (Endosteal)

Post Implants are placed into the jaw to support one tooth. The bone grows around the threads in the post, securing the tooth. Posts are especially effective for patients who have lost their front teeth in an accident. They, too, require substantial bone thickness to accept the implant.

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