Dental implants have become an increasingly popular method of repairing the smile after tooth loss. These titanium posts are placed during oral surgery by a specialist who is experienced in providing dental implants. Then, patients visit their dentist in Willoughby Hills for restoration which includes the placement of a dental crown, bridge, or denture, depending on their needs.
Dr. Michael Stern of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills provides patients with a referral to an oral specialist for dental implants. Because of this, the cost for implants from placement to restoration will vary and can be difficult to determine without a physical examination. Dr. Michael Stern reviews with patients the many methods of repairing a smile after tooth loss or extraction such as bridges and dentures, but many patients choose dental implants due to their benefits, including:
- Bone maintenance
- Stand-alone restoration
When patients have strongly considered the placement of dental implants, they often speak with a dentist they know and trust to review the procedure and what it entails. Knowing about the entire process from start to finish is the best way to educate oneself on the advantages of treatment as well as determine if any other treatments are more appropriate. Patients consult with Dr. Michael Stern and have several x-rays done to determine candidacy. Dentists are always looking to make sure patients have enough bone structure to hold the dental implant in place and ensure it is successful. An appointment is scheduled with an oral surgeon who adds the implant into the smile, and then patients visit Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills for the restoration over the top to complete the entire process.
Patients consider prosthetics for repairing the function and beauty of the smile are encouraged to visit the team of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills in Ohio to learn more about dental implants and restorative options when it comes to the replacement of missing teeth. Our team can provide the knowledge necessary to make an educated decision and can provide the referral of experienced oral surgeons for the initial placement.