Dental implants offer the most advanced solution for the replacement of missing teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of a titanium post, which is then topped with a dental crown. At Hires Dental Care in Toledo, J. Eric Hires, DDS, is pleased to offer this progressive technology to our patients. We place all types of dental implants to meet your unique needs. Dr. Hires has extensive training in implant dentistry and performs all phases of treatment in the comfort of our Toledo dentist office.
Although dental implants can enhance your smile, the cosmetic benefits are just one of the many reasons to consider it as an alternative to dentures or a bridge.
Benefits of dental implants:
- 95% or higher success rate
- Improved bone and gum health (compared to alternative restorations)
- Avoids degradation of healthy teeth (as in conventional bridgework)
- Improves appearance of smile and lower face
- Patients can enjoy a healthy diet without restrictions
- No worry of slippage or dentures “falling out”
What is a dental implant and how does it work?
A dental implant is a bio-compatible titanium post that is surgically implanted by a dentist into the jaw bone, replacing the root of a missing tooth. When fully integrated with the bone, the dental implant will provide stability and support for a replacement tooth. A dental implant can be used to support a dental crown for a single missing tooth or a denture to replace all of your missing teeth.
Hires Dental Care in Toledo, OH offers complete treatment for dental implants. Dr. Hires will personally perform the tooth implant surgery as well as the restoration with either a dental crown, bridge or denture.
Implantation: 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.
Implant Restoration: 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.
What is a dental implant and how does it work?
A dental implant is a bio-compatible titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone, replacing the root of a missing tooth. When fully integrated with the bone, the dental implant will provide stability and support for a replacement tooth. A dental implant can be used to support a dental crown for a single missing tooth or a denture to replace all of your missing teeth.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants is determined by the number and location of implants, as well as your overall dental health. Your dentist at Hires Dental Care will review all of your options as well as the cost of procedures prior to treatment. Most dental implant procedures are not covered by insurance, however, we will submit the necessary billing and documentation to your insurance company to allow for the maximum reimbursement. Hires Dental Care also offers flexible payment options and interest free financing to help make dental implants more affordable.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
In order to be a candidate for dental implants, patients should be healthy enough for surgery, have healthy gums and adequate bone structure to support the implant. Your dentist will perform a comprehensive evaluation and recommend the various treatment options available to you.
What is the best choice for missing teeth?
Whether you have one or several missing teeth, there are may options for replacement. Your dentist at Hires Dental Care will evaluate your condition and help you choose which replacement option is best for you. In many cases, a dental implant is the best choice for someone who wants a long lasting, worry free solution. Dental implants have the highest success rate and patient satisfaction compared with any other type of dental treatment. Dental implants give patients the most life-like replacement for missing teeth with the ability to eat, drink, speak and smile confidently and without any restrictions.
How long does a dental implant last?
With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your dental implant to last a lifetime.
- Dr. Hires has over 25 years experience in implant dentistry
- Every step of your implant procedure is handled in-house by Dr. Hires, saving you travel time to other offices and the hassle of additional bills
- Having only one doctor work on your case from start-to-finish means that your care is more precise
- Hires Dental Care uses the latest technology and pain-free procedures
- Sedation options for ultimate comfort
- Convenient hours: Mon – Thur, 8am – 8pm and Fridays 9am – 5pm