What Is A Dental Implant?

what is a dental implant in Toledo Ohio Missing teeth can affect the appearance of your smile, but it may also comprise your oral health. Replacing missing teeth s soon as possible can help prevent further tooth loss, infection, and jaw bone deterioration.

Dental implants are one of the most successful, effective tooth replacement options in the dentistry market. At Hires Dental Care in Toledo, OH, we offer a wide range of restorative dentistry solutions, including dental implants. Dr. J. Eric Hires leads a team of highly trained dentists and staff who are committed to helping each patient achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.

If you would like to determine if dental implants are right for you, you can visit Hires Dental Care in Toledo, OH. Our dental care team can work with you to transform your smile. To learn more, call 419.365.2217 or schedule an appointment online.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Over time, the dental implant will fuse into the jaw bone, creating a secure foundation to support a prosthetic. The dental implant is made of three parts —the dental implant, abundant, and prosthetic. Dental implants can be used to secure a dental crown, dentures, or dental bridge. Your final prosthetic will depend on the location and number of missing teeth.

Ideally, for a single tooth dental implants, we will use a dental crown. For several missing teeth we may recommend a dental bridge or denture.

The Dental Implants Process

The Implantation: Dental implants are surgically implanted into the healthy jaw bone. Once the dental implant fuses, your dentist will attach the chosen final restoration. Typically, dental implants take anywhere from three to six months to fully heal.

Attaching The Final Restoration: Impression of the teeth are taken to create your final restoration. As noted, your final restoration may be a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge. Your restoration can be colored matched, shaped, and molded to create a natural-looking tooth replacement solution. Once the final restoration fabricated, Dr. Hires will carefully secure it to the abundant.

To care for your dental implants patients should continue following a healthy oral hygiene routine and schedule regular visits to our Toledo, OH dental office.

Schedule An Appointment

At Hires Dental Care, we offer full-service dental implants in our Toledo dental office. Dr. Hires is a highly trained restorative dentist with years of extensive training in dental implant dentistry. To see if dental implants are right for you, contact our Toledo dental office.


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