Dental Implants

Dental implants are root devices that are used to replace missing teeth. They may also be used to secure dentures. Dental implants have been around since the 1950's and have been undergoing changes ever since then. People who have lost their teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, root canal failure and injury are usually considered to be good candidates for dental implants.

The procedure of placing dental implants is usually performed by either a restorative dentist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon or restorative dentist will do an thorough exam of the patient's teeth and mouth. Dr. Heimke is a restorative dentist from Cleveland, Ohio with offices in Rocky River and Sandusky who has performed dental implants on numerous patients. He will make the dental implants choices available very clear so that you can choose the implant option that is best for you.

The procedure of placing dental implants is quite complex. Most patients will have to have two surgical procedures done. The first procedure involves placing the implants in the jawbone. The second procedure is not done until 3-6 months later. The reason that dentists wait 3-6 months to perform the second procedure is because they have to allow time for the implants to bond to the jaw bone.

if the conditions are right, implants can be placed immediately at extraction. Also, if the conditions are right, implants can have the teeth placed on the implants immediately to replace one tooth or a whole mouth of teeth.

Dr. Heimke, your Cleveland implant dentist will determine if the patient is a candidate for this. Dr.Heimke is trained in this procedure called "All on 4".

The Facial Aesthetic Designer can use if applicable, 3D CAT Scan technology to see clearly the available bone, plan and develop surgical gudes to precisely place implants.

There are many benefits that can be reaped from getting dental implants. One of the immediate benefits is a more beautiful smile. Teeth are one of the first things that people notice so when a person has missing teeth, it can cause him or her to have low self-esteem. Dental implants can help give people their confidence back so that they can smile again. Dental implants also resemble natural teeth, so most people will be unable to tell if a person is wearing them.

Missing teeth make it extremely difficult for a person to chew. That is why many people have to switch give up some of their favorite foods. Dental implants can help a person enjoy his or her favorite food again.

Convenience is another advantage of having dental implants. They last for a long time so a person does not have to worry about replacing them every few years. Additionally, a person also does not have to worry about taking them out and cleaning them every night. Call Dr. Heimke today for dental implants in Cleveland. Serving Rocky River, Westlake, Sandusky, Ohio.