Dental implants are the most natural missing tooth replacement option. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jaw. Dental Implants provide improved smile aesthetics, structural support, and long term oral health benefits. Toledo dentist Dr. Eric Hires utilizes state of the art dental technology and the most progressive in both materials and technique to provide patients with quality dental implant restorations.
Dental implants can restore confidence and help to build a healthy, comfortable and functional smile. With proper oral hygiene and regular visits to Hires Dental Care, a dental implant can last a lifetime.
Choose Hires Dental Care
With extensive training and years of experience, Dr. Hires is able to perform all phases of the dental implant procedure in the comfort of his Toledo dentist office. This convenience saves our patients time and the hassle of additional billing as well as consistent, precise care. Dr. Hires utilizes the latest in dental and digital technology for state-of-the-art dental care.
Dental implants are a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Dental implants act as an artificial root structure replacing the empty root socket. Made from biocompatible titanium, the implant will fuse with the natural bone creating a durable and permanent bond with the jaw. The placement of the dental implant is a simple procedure performed in the dentist office under local anesthesia.
Hires Dental Care offers sedation dentistry, including IV sedation, to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
It typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone. During this time, Dr. Hires will provide a temporary crown before the permanent implant restoration phase.
In some cases, Dr. Hires can complete the restoration of the tooth implant on the same visit. Other times, the dentist will place a temporary crown or bridge to be worn during the healing process.
Once the implant is fully integrated with the bone, the post will be used to secure a replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or a full set of teeth.
A dental restoration will be fabricated and custom fit to your mouth. Dr. Hires may use any combination of the following restorations to restore your smile:
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
Dental implants are both a cosmetic and restorative dental solution for missing teeth. Untreated, tooth loss can lead to complex dental concerns. Patients who do not replace missing teeth are more prone to developing tooth decay, additional tooth loss, and even bone deterioration. Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, or many missing teeth. All on Four can be used to secure a denture if you are missing all of you teeth.
Without the natural root structure to support surrounding teeth and the jaw, the bone will begin to wear away and recede. As the jaw recedes it may make the face look withdrawn and prematurely aged. Dental implants will support the bone structure preventing deterioration or further damage.