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Dental Implants

A dental implant is commonly made of titanium and replaces the root of a missing tooth. Replacement teeth are then placed on the post to provide a natural, durable and esthetic replacement for your missing tooth or teeth.

Dr. Smilovits is fully trained and experienced in the placements of dental implants. He can design and execute a full implant treatment procedure right in our office.

Dr. Smilovits will design your implant treatment plan, place the implant post and then place a replacement tooth. In many cases the final crown can be placed on the same day as the implant.

The first step will be to get a complete examination by Dr. Smilovits to determine whether dental implants are the best way to replace your missing tooth or teeth. He will then prepare a full treatment plan.

 

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Not only does a dental implant fill unsightly gaps in a smile, they are also important to deter bone loss which will occur when a tooth is lost. The titanium post fuses with the bone preventing it from dissolving.

Fixed bridges and removable dentures are not the perfect solution to missing teeth and often bring with them a number of other problems.

When teeth are lost, the bone which held the roots of the teeth starts to dissolve, and so removable dentures — which use this bone for support—may slip or cause sores on the gums because the dentures will not be as stable.

Are you a candidate for dental implants?

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant. Some people who have lost bone in their jaw can still get implants, but the bone must first be rebuilt using special bone-grafting procedures.

If your bone structure is adequate and bone-grafting is not required, the permanent dental implant, post and tooth restoration can be placed in one visit.

People who are currently wearing partial or full dentures can replace these with dental implants, or use implants to stabilize and secure the denture, making it much more comfortable.

Call to schedule a no-obligation, private consultation to see what solution would work best for your missing teeth or teeth needing extraction. Call 216.464.9696 to schedule an examination and discuss your options. Or click here to schedule online.