At Cincinnati Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery, our oral surgeons place dental implants to preserve the function of a patient’s dental arch and restore their smile. Drs. Cassidy, Pieper, and Wilcox have years of training in tooth restoration and have been restoring smiles in the Cincinnati metro area for over 30 years. A member of our office staff will be more than happy to assist you in setting up your consultation and procedure. Your oral exam and consultation will allow one of our oral surgeons to determine if they are the appropriate solution to replacing your missing teeth.
What are dental implants?
They are a three-part system that completely restores the missing tooth. The titanium post replicates the missing tooth root and is placed directly into the jaw bone. The post integrates directly with the jaw to create a sturdy foundation for the rest of the restoration. The crown is fabricated to look like the natural, missing tooth and blend seamlessly with your smile. It is the last piece placed to complete the restoration and securely connects to the implant post with an abutment. Once complete, patients can eat, speak, and smile just like they have a natural tooth.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The procedure begins with an initial consultation with our team. We will complete an oral examination and thorough review your health history. If you have not already received any 3D scanning before your appointment, we can complete this during your consultation. We will discuss all your options for tooth replacement and develop a treatment plan to meet your oral health goals. During this appointment, we will also discuss your anesthesia options for the surgical appointment, including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, and IV sedation. Our doctors have undergone extensive training alongside hospital anesthesiologists, and they maintain the highest licensure to administer anesthesia and monitor their patients during surgery.
The goal of the first surgical visit is to place the post. Some patients who require tooth extraction can have it placed during the same appointment that the surgeon removes the tooth, cutting down the time needed to complete the treatment. After setting the post, patients undergo a period of healing to allow it to integrate with the jaw bone. This builds the strong foundation that supports the rest of the restoration and is a critical component of long-term implant success.
Following the healing period, we will uncover the post and install the final two elements. Your restorative dentist will fabricate a new crown that blends seamlessly with the rest of your teeth and connects to the post using the abutment. Once complete, you can smile, eat, and speak with confidence, knowing that no one can tell you have a restoration.
Dental Implants in Cincinnati, OH
They are the most reliable, long-term solution used to replace your missing or damaged teeth. At Cincinnati Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery, our staff works hard to make your smile our priority. Our office staff will be more than happy to assist you in scheduling an oral exam and consultation at our practice and decide on the proper treatment plan tailored to your condition. Dr. James Cassidy, Dr. Steve Pieper, and Dr. Gary Wilcox look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the smile you have always wanted.