Dental Implants Findlay, OH
Dental Implant Specialists - Dr. Joseph E. Touhalisky
Implants from Joseph Touhalisky, DDS are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. Before the development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.
Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for a dental implant. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a robust immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the dental implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the dental implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth.
Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure. Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.
Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time. Feel free to reach out and ask us any questions that you might have. Our dental staff will walk you through the dental implant process and make it as painless as possible.
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Call Joseph E Touhalisky, DDS. in Findlay, OH at (419) 427-1500 for more information about dental implants!