Have you recently lost teeth and are looking for a permanent replacement? Are your old dentures and dental bridges causing you problems?
Dr. J. Eric Hires offers complete placement of dental implants at Hires Dental Care, a Sylvania Township, OH area dentist office. They offer many options for replacing missing teeth including dental implants; the best solution for missing teeth. It’s important to replace missing teeth quickly to avoid bone loss, changes in your bite and prevent neighboring teeth from shifting into the space created by a missing tooth.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone beneath the gum line. This titanium post will act as the tooth root providing a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. Dr. Hires will use that to attach a replacement tooth in his Sylvania Township, OH cosmetic dentistry office.
Implant post: a bio-compatible titanium post that is surgically implanted and fuses to the jaw bone creating a permanent and secure bond
Abutment: connects to the implant after it has fully healed, at the gum line and secures the prosthetic tooth
About The Dental Implant Procedure
The procedure for dental implants requires multiple visits over several months. Sylvania Township, OH dentist, Dr. Hires has the training and expertise to offer full services for dental implants. After the comprehensive evaluation, he will create a personalized treatment plan. Dr. Hires performs both phases of the dental implant process; the tooth implant surgery as well as the restoration with a dental crown, dental bridge or denture.
Placing the Implant – Our Sylvania Township, OH dentist, Dr. Hires, will place the dental implant, a tiny titanium post, into the bone. The dental implant will be allowed to heal and integrate with the natural bone, serving as the artificial root for the new tooth. The healing process can take several months. Depending on your case and the position of the missing tooth or teeth, a temporary dental crown may be placed in the mouth while the implant heals.
Restoring the Dental Implant – Once the dental implant has healed, Dr. Hires will restore the dental implant by placing the prosthetic tooth. While the dental implant is healing, a custom made dental restoration will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. These will serve as the replacement teeth. The dental crown, dental bridge or denture is secured to the dental implant for a permanent restoration.
Find Out More About Dental Implants
- What are Dental Implants
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Single Tooth Dental Implants
- Dental Implants for Multiple Teeth
- Dental Implants vs. Dentures
- FAQ: Dental Implants
- Cost of Dental Implants
Schedule a Consultation
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in the Perrysburg, OH, Sylvania Township, and Toledo Ohio area. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Hires to discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.