High Quality Dental Implants In Cincinnati, OH
People are living longer than ever before, and while proper brushing, flossing, and checkups help many of us keep our natural grins for a lifetime, our teeth can’t always keep up. Dental implants can restore both your smile and your oral health if you’ve lost a tooth (or several teeth) due to injury or disease.
An implant is a post-shaped synthetic tooth root that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. The “root” is commonly constructed of titanium, a metal that is well-suited to coupling with human bone and is utilized in many replacement hips and knees. The post is then fitted with a replacement tooth. It is possible for the tooth to be permanently connected or detachable. Permanent teeth are more secure and feel more natural than their temporary counterparts.
The ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker who has good oral health, including a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw, and healthy gums with no sign of gum disease.
SINGLE OR MULTIPLE IMPLANTS
Implants are extremely adaptable. If you simply need one tooth replaced, one implant and one replacement tooth will suffice. If you are missing numerous teeth in a row, a permanent bridge can be supported by a few carefully placed implants (a set of replacement teeth). A full bridge or full denture can also be permanently implanted in your mouth with a strategic number of implants if you have lost all of your teeth.
ADVANTAGES OVER DENTURES OR BRIDGES
Traditional bridges and dentures are not secured to the bone, making them potentially unstable. It may be difficult to eat or grin confidently as a result of this. Implants not only look and feel more natural, but they also have a stronger biting force than natural teeth. Implants do not jeopardize the health of your natural teeth because they do not rely on nearby teeth for support. Bridges, on the other hand, are only projected to last seven to ten years, even less with root canals, whereas implants are expected to last a lifetime.
Consider your replacement teeth to be the same as natural teeth. They require the same daily brushing and flossing, and the same amount of regular checkups. Just like your natural teeth, the better you take care of your replacements, the longer they will last.
Our implant services include:
- Sinus Lift Augmentation: Often the sinuses will enlarge following loss of the upper back teeth. This can preclude placement of dental implants in the upper back areas of the mouth, since the sinus is an air-filled space and dental implants need to be surrounded by solid bone. A sinus lift augmentation/graft is a surgical procedure that restores the sinus cavity to its original size, and replaces the bone that has been lost as a result of the enlarged sinus. This new bone graft typically takes nine to 12 months to heal before the dental implants can be placed into the grafted bone.
- Autogenous Bone Grafting: Occasionally, the ideal areas for dental implants do not have sufficient bone quantity to support the implants. In these cases, it is often necessary to “borrow” bone from another area of your mouth and graft it into the deficient area. Often, the area of choice is from the chin or in the back of the jaw where your wisdom teeth used to be.
- Implant Site Development: When a tooth needs to be removed due to infection, it is not uncommon to have lost bone around the infected tooth. In these cases, various types of bone grafting can be done at the same time the tooth is removed to facilitate the placement of a dental implant at a later date.
- Computer-Enhanced Treatment Planning: We have special software on our computer that allows us to evaluate your dental CT scan in three dimensions for bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location, enabling the best possible placement of your dental implants. This also allows us to work closely and smoothly with your restorative dentist to ensure an ideal result where your dental implants are concerned.
- Implant Maintenance: Once your dental implant restoration is completed, it is important to keep the area clean and infection-free. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just as teeth can. Whether you have just one tooth replaced by an implant or several, a professional cleaning schedule will be necessary to keep your implants healthy. The time interval for these professional cleanings will be determined by your individual needs.
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