Dental Implants – Symmes, OH

Permanently Close Your Smile’s Gaps

Man sharing smile after tooth replacement with dental implants

For many people with missing teeth, dental implants are the solution they’ve been waiting for. Not only do they look just like the teeth that were lost, but they also reliably stay in place, letting you eat whatever you’d like without worrying about looseness or slippage. Dr. Ejaz Lakhani can perform every step of the dental implant process himself in our privately-owned dental office for a convenient, streamlined treatment. To learn more about how easy it is to permanently close your smile’s gaps with dental implants at our Symmes, OH dental office, call us today.

Why Choose Fresh Dental Cosmetic Implant & General Dentistry for Dental Implants?

  • Dental Implant Treatment Completed Entirely In-House
  • Digital Scanning Technology for Putty-Free Impressions
  • CareCredit & In-House Discount Plan Make Saving Easy

What Are Dental Implants?

Dentist pointing to model showing dental implant supported replacement tooth

A dental implant is a tiny titanium post that resembles a screw, and it serves as the root of your new tooth. Because titanium is incredibly strong and biocompatible, it actually grows attached to the jawbone after it has been positioned there. This creates a dependable foundation for a dental crown, bridge, or denture to be placed on top. Essentially, dental implants recreate every part of your lost teeth, making them look and function exactly the same. 

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

How dental implants work in Cincinnati

Interested in learning how dental implants work? Having a clear understanding of the process is essential to feeling assured and comfortable and receiving your permanent prosthetics. Choosing to pursue this type of tooth replacement takes time and patience, so from the consultation to the final delivery of your customized restoration, we want you to have all the information you need to move forward with your new smile confidently.

Initial Dental Implant Consultation

To start, Dr. Lakhani discusses your tooth replacement goals with you. Then, he takes digital X-rays and examines your mouth to determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants. This will include surveying your oral health to check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or cavities that might require further treatment. Also, we will need to look for jawbone density to determine if you need a bone graft or a sinus lift to create a more stable foundation for your new smile.

Dental Implant Surgery

As a highly trained and skilled implant dentist, Dr. Lakhani can surgically place the implant posts into your jawbone himself, saving you from needing to visit an unfamiliar specialist. The process involves making a small incision in the gums and placing each implant post into the designated spot within the bone. After properly aligning the post and ensuring its placement, he closes the gum tissue and sends you home to recover.

Dental Implant Osseointegration/Abutment

The implants spend the next four to six months bonding with your jawbone. This is a process known as osseointegration. It is necessary that this process be completed without any issues, as it can determine if your dental implant succeeds or fails. Next, Dr. Lakhani installs metal attachments called abutments on top of the posts. These are designed to connect your implant post to your customized restoration.

Delivery of Dental Implant Restorations

Finally, Dr. Lakhani completes your grin by securing your prosthetic teeth to your abutments. This can include a dental crown, bridge, or denture depending on how many teeth you are missing. He also explains how to move throughout your day wearing dental implants. From the foods you can eat to how you should properly care for your new smile, we provide the instructions you need to ensure the longevity of your prosthetics.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dentist describing the benefits of dental implants

As the only tooth replacement option that mimics the entire structure of natural teeth, dental implants can improve your life in ways that other tooth replacements simply cannot. Namely, dental implants:

  • Can potentially last a lifetime, making them a more cost-effective solution in the long term.
  • Look and feel remarkably like your natural teeth.
  • Stay in place at all times while you chew all of your favorite foods.
  • Keep your jawbone strong and your face looking youthful.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Older couple with dental implants smiling

Dental implants are incredibly versatile; no matter how many teeth you need to replace, implants can make it happen. Of course, Dr. Lakhani will still need to verify that your mouth and jaw are healthy enough to receive implants and that you’re in generally good overall health. If so, he can rebuild your smile with some variation of the following treatments.

Missing One Tooth

Animated smile during dental implant supported dental crown placement

A single dental implant paired with a crown can seamlessly fill the space created by one missing tooth. Better yet, it does so without altering your natural teeth, making it a healthier option than a traditional dental bridge.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Animated smile during dental implant supported fixed bridge placement

Several consecutive missing teeth can be replaced by anchoring a bridge over two implants, each of which is placed at an end of the gap. This way, your remaining teeth are preserved, and you don’t need to get an implant for each individual tooth.

Missing All Teeth

Animated smile during dental implant supported denture placement

An average of just four to eight implant posts are enough to secure a full denture in place, instantly bringing back an entire arch of teeth. With implant dentures, you won’t need to worry about slipping, gum irritation, or messy adhesives.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Dental team member explaining the cost of dental implants to dentistry patient

With so many variables to consider, from the number of implants needed to the materials they’re made from, the cost of dental implants is different for almost every patient. We never want cost to get in the way of our patients enjoying complete smiles, so after explaining how much your dental implants will cost, we’ll be sure to lay out your financial options. These include dental insurance, CareCredit, and our own in-house savings plan.