Willoughby Hills dentist describes implantology
Patients dealing with tooth loss may want to take the time to learn about implantology, available through Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills. Dr. Michael Stern is a quality dentist who provides a large range of dental services in his practice. When patients want a strong, permanent method of repairing their smile after tooth loss, dental implants are often a wonderful consideration.
Dental implantology is an actual set of techniques used for oral surgery to place dental implants. Dental implants are titanium restorations that are placed into the jawbone and restored with porcelain crowns to replace missing teeth. This is the most desirable option for repairing the smile after tooth loss as it is long-lasting and effective. It also restores normal chewing and biting efficiency, unlike bridges and dentures which may lessen functionality of the mouth.
The process of implantology requires Dr. Stern to first determine a patient’s eligibility for implants. Bone structure is important for successful implantation, so x-rays are taken to ensure there is enough jawbone for placement. If so, the patient must be examined for periodontal disease, tooth decay, and other dental concerns which could inhibit the success of placing an implant. Once those situations have been address and Dr. Stern has determined the patient’s candidacy for dental implants, he schedules the necessary appointments to begin the process.
After the implants are placed in a brief surgical procedure, patients must wait several weeks – up to a few months – for the process of osseointegration to occur. This is when bone growth is stimulated and it wraps around the implant to secure it in place. Once this has occurred, the final restorations for the top of the implant are fabricated and placed so that patients can enjoy their beautifully restored smiles!
Patients in and around the Willoughby Hills area can speak to Dr. Stern about the benefits of dental implantology and whether the procedure is appropriate for repairing their smiles. At Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, we have a variety of advanced technologies available for general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. We work with new and existing patients to rejuvenate the appearance and health of their smiles.Back to Dental Implants Home Page