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Dental Implant Process Lexington, KY

Dr. Doyle Freano offers dental implants to his patients that are missing one or more teeth. Dental implants are the most advanced solution for the replacement of missing teeth and are indistinguishable from your real teeth. They are now a routine procedure and offer the highest success rate and long-term oral health benefits.

Dr. Freano offers several different options for dental implants. Whether you are missing one or several teeth, Dr. Freano can create a personalized treatment plan to restore health and function to your smile. Our caring and compassionate staff will educate you on the choices you have including dental implants to help you make the best decision for your long term dental health.

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Dental Implant Process

The procedure for dental implants requires multiple visits over several months. After the comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Freano will create a personalized treatment plan. The entire implant process usually takes six to eight months, and most patients don’t experience a disruption to their daily lives.

Placing the Implant – If we are replacing a damaged tooth, it will need to be extracted first. If not, we will schedule oral surgery to place the implant post. The implant is actually a metal anchor and small post that are surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as tooth root substitutes. In some instances, Dr. Freano will surgically install the dental implant post in his dentist office. Patients with more serious missing teeth issues will be referred to a trusted oral surgeon or periodontist to conduct the surgery.

The dental implants will be allowed to heal and integrate with the natural bone, serving as the stable anchors for the new teeth. The healing process can takes about three to six months. We will be with you every step of the way.

Restoring the Dental Implant – While the dental implant is healing, your dental crown, denture, or bridge will be fabricated at a dental laboratory according to Dr. Freano’s specifications. After about three to six months, once the dental implant has fully fused with your jaw bone, Dr. Freano will attach the abutment to the implant post.

Then the denture, dental bridge or crown is secured to the permanent abutment by Dr. Freano.

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If you have lost teeth due to oral disease, an accident, or any other reason, dental implants may be what you need to maintain excellent oral health. Schedule a dental exam and consultation with Dr. Freano today. Call us at 859.554.1586 to discuss your options, cosmetic dental goals, and more.