Dr. Rich Flores and the team at Rich Flores, DDS, LLC in Willoughby, Ohio, understand that situations may arise where you may need to replace lost or extracted teeth. With tooth replacement options such as dental implants, you can improve the smile’s function, health, and appearance with a long-lasting, reliable solution.
A dental implant is a titanium post with a small screw-like appearance. Our team will place the dental implant in the jawbone with sufficient local anesthesia. Osseointegration, the growth of bone around the dental implant stabilizes the implant in the jawbone over the next 3 months following implant placement. This provides the best foundation for a dental crown over the abutment of the dental implant placed above the gum line.
Following are some things you should know about the placement and care of dental implants after they have been placed in the bone during oral surgery:
If you are seeking tooth replacement solutions and are strongly considering the use of dental implants to restore your smile, it is time to talk to a professional to determine if you are a good candidate for this or alternative options.