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Believe it or not, you don’t have to look far for personalized dental care. Unlike other dentists in Columbus, OH, Dr. James Blank and Dr. James Metz offer client-centered service in a practice built around a mixture of modern technology and old-fashioned care and attention. Our full range of services – which includes general dentistry, full arch dental implants and complete smile makeovers – can be arranged to accommodate your schedule. Whenever you need us, we’re ready to welcome you into our growing family of satisfied patients!
Blank Dental Group offices provide full, high-quality service whatever the need or location. Our team shares expertise in everything from full mouth reconstruction, to dental implant surgery, to Invisalign®. We have the right solution for your smile.
Whether you need a routine cleaning or complex dental implant procedure, we will evaluate and deliver on a wide range of dental care. You’ll leave every appointment with greater comfort, fuller functionality, and a beautiful smile that you’re proud to share.
We treat our patients as people. Our expert teams consider the full extent of your particular dental needs and overall health. Whatever the reason for your visit, you can trust that your experience will reflect your unique situation with the results to show for it.
Our offices employ the world’s most advanced dental technology, hand-selected to best suit our patients’ needs. We make consistent updates and upgrades at the pace of innovation to offer you the expertise, skill, and tools to help you achieve your best smile yet.
Dr. Blank operates on the leading edge of modern dentistry. He has long provided world-class dental care, working diligently to reduce complexity in dentistry, grow his knowledge, and refine his practice. Dr. Blank is also a small business owner of multiple industry-relevant companies, and he has received special recognition by the Dayton Business Journal as one of 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40.
Passionate about continued education, Dr. Blank has completed advanced training in sleep medicine, TMJ disorder therapy, dental implant surgery and restoration, prosthodontics, occlusion, cosmetic dentistry, dental materials and dental technology. He enjoys sharing his experience and insights as a faculty dentist and lecturer at The Metz Center for Sleep Apnea, as well as a national touring lecturer for study clubs and medical groups across the country, including the world’s leading dental practitioners and researchers at the prestigious American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Blank, who earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2004, is a co-founder of the Columbus Interdisciplinary Dental Study Club, and is also an active member of the American Thoracic Society, Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, International Team for Implantology and the Sfumato Study Club.
Dr. James Metz graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1973 while serving in the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of major. Today, he maintains a restorative dental practice with an emphasis on dental sleep medicine and reconstructive dentistry. In addition to these, Dr. Blank also utilizes surgical orthodontics (Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy, or SFOT), the goal of which is to address major modern health issues (including hypertension and type 2 diabetes) to help restore and maintain the health of the individual.
Dr. Metz is a member of the American Dental Association’s Scientific Investigation Committee Workgroup (which is defining the role of the oral appliance in the control of obstructive sleep apnea) and a member of the Scientific Investigation Committee of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry for Sleep Dentistry for Sleep Dentistry. He has served on the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine board of directors, course development committee, public relations committee, chair for both the Introductory and Advanced Course of Dental Sleep Medicine, and vice-chair of the AADSM Annual Meeting in 2014. He is a board member of the Ohio Sleep Society. Dr. Metz is the founder and current chair for the Dental Interest Group of the American Thoracic Society. As a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and International Academy of Gnathology, he has pursued excellence in the field of restorative dentistry. Dr. Metz is also a member of the American College of Dentists, American Dental Association, and he has served as president of the Muskingum Valley Dental Association.
Each year Dr Metz gives many graduate level, Continuing Education Courses and has been the Keynote speaker for many national meetings. He concentrates his efforts mainly in the United States and People’s Republic of China. Dr Metz’s current research with Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Headache have lead to the completion of a 148 consecutive patient study, soon to be published through the Northwestern University School of Medicine. The outcomes, using his techniques, have compared favorably to CPAP therapy for mild, moderate, and even severe OSA patients. It has also produced and new method for the control of chronic headache.
We can replace a single missing tooth with the closest thing to natural teeth: a single dental implant. A dental implant’s post functions as the tooth root, stimulating healthy bone growth and offering reliable function. Each implant is restored with a custom dental crown, giving you a seamless smile with natural-looking esthetics. No one will know the difference!
We offer full arch dental implants, an immediate load dental implant option that offers you superior stability and complete function. The procedure is fully guided to give you predictable results. If you are suffering from decaying or missing teeth, this may be the ideal teeth replacement option for you to transform your smile.
Traditional dental bridges require you to weaken adjacent teeth to act as the foundation of your new bridge. Instead, we leave healthy teeth untouched and use one or more dental implants to support a new bridge of teeth. This is ideal for those with two or more missing teeth in a row.
If you’re in need of dental implants that are personalized to your specific oral health needs, Dr. James Blank would love to meet with you! When you make an initial appointment at Blank Dental Group, you’ll come in for a one-on-one consultation with our implant dentist in Columbus, OH – either Dr. Blank or Dr. James Metz. During your meeting, you’ll discuss your smile goals, as well as your dental and medical history. We’ll have digital X-rays made of your teeth, jaws and mouth that will be used to create your custom treatment plan, then with our “smile simulation” technology, we’ll be able to show you what you’ll look like with your new smile … even before the surgery occurs!
On the day of your surgery, you’ll be welcomed and made comfortable. We will begin sedation, and as soon as you have been fully prepared, if necessary, tooth extractions and/or bone grafting will be performed. Our fully guided techniques will ensure that your dental implant placement is flawless. Quite often, we’ll be able to attach a temporary tooth – or even a complete temporary set of teeth – in the same appointment!
As your mouth heals over the next three or more months, you’ll be able to eat the foods you love and enjoy restored smile esthetics, then you’ll return to receive your final, permanent custom-made dental implant restoration. From that day on, you’ll enjoy your complete permanent and perfect new smile!
A dental implant is made up of three parts: a titanium or ceramic post, an abutment and a restoration. Built to function like natural tooth roots, dental implants provide bone support and a stable foundation for a single dental crown, a dental bridge, a denture or a full arch prosthesis.
Many patients are candidates for dental implants already or can qualify after receiving preparatory treatments like bone grafting and tooth extractions. Candidacy is more accurately determined after a comprehensive consultation and evaluation with an implant dentist.
The cost of dental implants is based on many factors, including how many teeth are missing and for how long, the types of materials used, and what additional procedures are needed. Our team can help you apply for dental financing and will file insurance claims on your behalf to help you afford treatment.
Dental implant treatment can range from a few months to over a year. In many cases, implants can be surgically placed soon after the consultation and treatment plan are complete. For patients needing bone grafting, this may be a separate procedure requiring several months of healing before dental implant surgery. After dental implants are placed, healing can take three or more months before optimal integration is achieved and a final restoration can be permanently attached. In many cases, patients can wear a temporary restoration during healing.
Dental implants are designed to last for decades and have the potential to last for the rest of your life. Surgical technology and clinical experience, along with your health habits, ultimately affect the longevity of your implants. Choosing an experienced implant team like ours at The Blank Dental Group provides more precise and accurate surgery that better guarantees the long-term success of your treatment.