Adult patients who lose a tooth or teeth often want to have it fixed quickly and effectively. The Doctors at Chesterland Family Dental Care understand that a missing tooth can negatively impact a person’s self-esteem as well as their oral health. They offer a number of tooth restoration options, including dental implants for their patients. They answer patient questions and provide detailed information and examples to help each individual make the right decision for their unique circumstances.
A dental implant is made of titanium that replaces the root of the tooth. It is attached to a crown, or replacement tooth, using an abutment. Once the restoration is complete, the dental implant and artificial tooth work together to function much like a natural tooth.
There are several options for tooth replacement, including implants, dentures, and crown and bridge appliances. Implants offer several advantages, including:
Dental implants will work on almost any adult who has lost a tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch of teeth. Implants can be used alone or in conjunction with crown and bridge appliances or dentures to provide additional stability when a patient has many teeth to replace but doesn’t want to replace each tooth with an individual implant.
Like most dental procedures, the exact cost of your treatment will depend on many factors, including the number of teeth that need to be replaced, the amount of additional care or restoration needed, and any dental insurance you may have.
Brianne R. Fratantonio, MA, DMD, earned her dental degree from Case
University School of Dental Medicine and her Bachelor of Science and Masters in
from John Carroll University.
She is a member of the
American Dental Association (ADA),
Ohio Dental Association (ODA),
American Academy of Facial Esthetics,
Engel Institute of Dental Implants, and
is passionate about providing general dentistry services and building lasting patient
Nicholas R. Fratantonio, DDS, FAGD, received his postgraduate training at Case Western Reserve University Dental School. He is a member of the ADA, ODA, Northeast Ohio Dental Society, International Association of Orthodontics, American Orthodontic Society, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Past President of the Northeastern Ohio Neuromuscular Study Club.
Daniela Diaz, DMD, earned her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and took part in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at MetroHealth Medical Center. She keeps updated with the latest technologies and follows various continuing education courses to expand her skills. Dr. Diaz is a member of the ADA, ODA, American Association for Women Dentists, Hispanic Dental Association, and Greater Cleveland Dental Society (GCDS).
Trudy Amstadt, DDS, is a graduate of the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has followed advanced courses in cosmetic dentistry, dentures, crowns and bridges, occlusion, and neuromuscular dentistry. She has memberships with the American Dental Society, ODA, GCDS0, and various study clubs.