Dental Implants Cincinnati
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What are dental implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“He gave me back my smile…”
“…I have had some complex medical and dental problems and Dr. Silverstein changed all of that! From my very first visit, his caring and super kind staff, all the way to his management of my care and procedure, everything was very smooth and uncomplicated. No stress or worries! I had EXCELLENT results and he gave me back my smile! His staff is kind and greet you like friends! The administration department took care of every single detail, and Dr. Silverstein’s team and his skills are unmatched. My general dentist said he would never let anyone besides Dr. Silverstein touch him for surgery! I can’t say in words how highly I respect and appreciate this professional, his team, and the entire experience. I am very grateful.”
– Michelle Zamudio
Patient of Dr. Scott Silverstein, treatment completed in July 2019.
Surgical Advances in Dental Implants
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Silverstein is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between a periodontist and a restorative dentist. Dr. Silverstein performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.