Dental implants can restore a single missing tooth, several missing teeth or a complete dental arch. A screw made of titanium, called the dental implant post, is surgically planted in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This post replaces the root of the missing tooth. It ensures your restoration is stable. Because titanium is biocompatible, it even promotes the health of your jawbone. After the post is placed, it often requires a period of healing for the bone to bond with it.
After the period of healing, the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, will be placed by our dentists on top of the implant post. Depending on your needs, your restoration may be a dental crown, dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom-made to fit your smile comfortably and improve its aesthetics.
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry and to schedule your implant consultation, please call 440-358-0495 or visit Albrecht Family Dentistry soon. Our dentists, Dr. Rusty M. Albrecht, Dr. Chandice A. Richards and Dr. Lundon Albrecht, will be happy to see you for an examination and help you decide if you are an implant candidate.