Dr. Doyle Freano offers dental implants to patients that have lost one or more permanent teeth. Dental implants are an advanced restorative solution for missing teeth with a high success rate and long-term oral health benefits. Dr. Freano provides 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.
Dr. Freano walks his patients through the dental implant process in his Lexington, KY office prior to their restorative treatment. Along with his caring and compassionate staff, Dr. Freano educates patients on their choices including dental implants to help them make the best decision for their long-term dental health.
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant procedure requires multiple visits over several months. After a 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 any disruption to their daily lives.
Placing the Dental Implant
If needed, Dr. Freano will perform a tooth extraction or gum disease treatment to ensure that the teeth and gums are healthy. In many cases, Dr. Freano will be able to surgically place the dental implant in his dental office. He may also work with a local oral surgeon or periodontist to coordinate the surgical phase of treatment.
An implant is a metal anchor and small post that are surgically placed into the jawbone. The dental implants heal and integrate with the natural bone, serving as the stable anchors for the new teeth. This healing process can take about three to six months. Dr. Freano will place a temporary restoration 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 is fabricated at a dental laboratory. 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.
Learn More About Dental Implants
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- Dental Implants FAQs
- Benefits of Dental Implants
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- Cost of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants for Multiple Teeth
- Single Tooth Dental Implant
Call Our Lexington Dental Office
If you are missing teeth and interested in dental implants in Lexington, KY, request a dental consultation with Dr. Freano. He will discuss your dental health, cosmetic goals, and budget concerns to determine if dental implants are right for you.