Dental Implant Placement in Avon, Ohio
One of the advantages of a dental implant is that it replaces the entire tooth, not just the crown. An implant offers a permanent and effective solution for a missing tooth or teeth.
When you undergo a dental implant placement at Avon Dental Care, our dentists place your implant to ensure maximum comfort and performance. Dr. Thomas R. Hughes and Dr. Troy Steinhilber provide expert and compassionate care for dental implant patients in Avon, Ohio, and the 44011 area.
What You Need to Know About Dental Implant Placement
Dental implant treatment has two phases: placement and restoration. Each phase corresponds to the two parts of the implant: the post and the crown.
The implant post is a small screw, usually made of titanium or another material compatible with the human body. It replaces the tooth root in your jaw and, once placed, will function just like your original tooth root.
The post stimulates your supporting jawbone and provides a stable foundation for your teeth and your bridge or crown. It preserves the health of your jaw and gums and keeps the dental implant permanently in your mouth. As a result, your implant won’t slip or cause damage to the surrounding bones, and the materials can’t decay like natural teeth.
Preparing for Implant Placement
There may be a few steps to your dental implant treatment before the placement can begin.
If you’re getting a dental implant to replace a damaged tooth, the dentist will need to remove the damaged tooth first. Additionally, if you have lost supporting bone tissue before receiving an implant, you may need a bone graft before you can have an implant placed. A graft will help prepare your jawbone.
Likewise, any pre-existing conditions, such as tooth decay or gum disease, must be treated before receiving an implant.
What to Expect During Your Procedure
Once the site is ready, you’ll undergo your placement procedure.
First, your dentist will use anesthesia to numb the area and keep you as comfortable as possible during treatment. Next, he will cut your gum and drill into the bone of your jaw. This step is necessary to allow the dental post to be embedded deeply into your jaw, effectively replacing your natural tooth root.
Once your implant placement is complete, your dentist can place a temporary denture until your jaw has healed and your restoration is ready.
After your procedure, we will provide detailed post-op instructions to help you heal. During this healing period, your jawbone will unite with the post, a process called osseointegration. After the healing period, our dentists will work with you to create and place your implant restoration.
Contact Us Today
The dental team at Avon Dental Care looks forward to helping you regain confidence in your smile. For more information about dental implant placement in the 44011 area and to schedule your consultation, contact our office in Avon, Ohio, today.