Dental Implants for a Permanent Solution
Dr. Doyle Freano offers dental implants in his Lexington, KY dentist office 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 natural teeth. Dental implants 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.
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 in his Lexington, KY dentist office. 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 a tooth extraction is needed, that will be performed first and then the dental implant will be surgically placed in the jawbone. In many cases, Dr. Freano will be able to surgically place the dental implant in his Lexington, KY dentist office. In other cases, he may work with a local oral surgeon or periodontist to coordinate the surgical phase of treatment.
The implant is actually a metal anchor and small post that are surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as tooth root substitutes. 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.
In some cases, Dr. Freano may be able to immediately replace the dental implant with a dental crown, bridge or denture. In other instances, a temporary restoration will be placed while the implant heals and integrates with the bone.
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 dental crown, dental bridge or denture is secured to the dental implant abutment for a permanent restoration by Dr. Freano in his Lexington, KY dentist office.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants Overview
- What Are Dental Implants?
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants FAQs
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants for Multiple Teeth
- Single Tooth Dental Implant
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
If you are missing teeth and interested in dental implants in Lexington, KY, schedule a consultation with Dr. Freano. He will discuss your dental health, cosmetic goals, and budget concerns to determine if dental implants are right for you.