Wickliffe area dentist restores dental implants for patients
Dr. Michael Stern is an implant dentist in the Wickliffe area who can restore dental implants for patients in his practice. Dental implants are increasingly popular option for individuals who want a permanent solution to tooth loss. Implants are small posts, made of titanium and are placed into the jawbone to act as a natural tooth root. This implant facilitates the process of osseointegration, which occurs when the bone of the jaw begins to wrap around the restoration and hold it firmly in place.
To restore dental implants, dentists can use one of many options. Dental implants are typically used with dental crowns to replace a single tooth. Dental crowns are porcelain restorations that are fabricated to fit over an abutment of a dental implant to act as a false tooth. This restores the appearance and the function of the smile when just one tooth has been extracted or lost.
Dental implants can also be used to hold dental bridges in place. Dental bridges can replace more than one tooth in a row. However, they require support on both sides to place, and in some cases, dental implants may be able to provide that in a more affordable manner and offer a permanent alternative to dentures.
Dental implants are often popular for patients who have full dentures and are unhappy with the way they fit and function. Patients can have their dentures retrofitted to work with dental implants, which are placed to hold the dentures where they should stay—providing maximum stability and strength. Patients who no longer want to deal with ill-fitted dentures or dental adhesives are welcome to speak to Dr. Michael Stern to learn about implant-supported dentures and ask whether they are appropriate for their specific dental needs.
The team of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills encourages patients to visit their practice and ask about dental implant restoration. We welcome individuals to consult with Dr. Michael Stern to educate themselves on whether this restorative service is best for their unique situation.Back to Dental Implants Home Page