Dental Implants in Mason, OH
If you are missing one or more teeth, one of the best restorative dentistry options is a dental implant. These permanent dental restorations are convenient and require no specialized care, and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Learn more about dental implants from Dr. Thomas Dooley of Cedar Village Dentistry now, and see why you should choose us for your Mason restorative dentistry home.
Understanding Dental Implants – What You Need To Know
Dental implants are composed of three components. The first is called a “post”. This post is made of either titanium or zirconium and is implanted in the mouth, in the place of the root of the missing tooth.
A small “abutment” attaches to the implant above the gumline, and a dental crown is manufactured out of porcelain or ceramic materials, similar in the shape and size of the missing tooth. Then, this crown is is attached to this abutment permanently, providing a totally natural-looking tooth restoration.
Modern Technology: CT Scan
Dentistry and modern technology have made Dental implants a very predictable process. Using Cone Beam technology aka as a CT scan or 3D image, Dr. Dooley is able to digitally plan the dental implants. This allows him to plan out the exact size implant that will be custom made for you based on your anatomy.
The best part is all this technology is located at the Cedar Village Dentistry office in Mason, Ohio. So you will not need to go anywhere else.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant procedure has two primary steps; post insertion and crown application.
During your first appointment, Dr. Dooley will place the post under your gumline. This process can be done under local anesthetic or conscious sedation (IV or pill form), and is a relatively painless procedure. After a teeth cleaning, the post is inserted. Over the next 3-6 months, the post will heal and bond permanently with the surrounding gum and jaw tissue.
After your gum and jawbone heal, Dr. Dooley will craft a ceramic crown that imitates the exact appearance of your original tooth. Once healing is complete, this crown is attached to the abutment of the post, using a permanent dental adhesive. This step of the procedure is completely non-invasive.
That’s it! In just a few appointments, you can have a completely natural, permanent tooth restoration.
The Benefits Of Dental Implants
Compared to other tooth restorations like dentures and dental bridges, dental implants have quite a few benefits:
Requires no special care – You don’t need to do anything special to care for your dental implant. Just brush and floss normally, and see your dentist for regular teeth cleanings and oral exams. That’s it!
Lasts longer– Dental implants usually last 30+ years, compared to 15 year average shelf life of most dental bridges, and with proper oral hygiene, they can last for the rest of your life. This makes them a great long-term investment.
Feels and looks totally natural – Dentures and dental bridges often feel a bit strange, are harder to maintain and take time to get used to. In contrast, dental implants feel completely normal and are indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Come To Cedar Village Dentistry – Get The Best Mason Dental Implants!
At Cedar Village Dentistry, Dr. Thomas Dooley has years of experience with dental implants. He’s the best dentist in Mason for restorative dentistry. With a patient-focused attitude and an educational approach to restorative dentistry in Mason, Cedar Village Dentistry is where you want to be.
Give us a call now at (513) 770-4370 to schedule your appointment, or come to our Mason office at 5212 Cedar Village Dr. Mason, OH 45040. We look forward to seeing you!