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October 26, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

How dental implants from your family dentists in Cincinnati, OH, can rebuild your smile.

Dental implants are an investment in your smile, and you need to understand what you are getting and how you can benefit. The truth is, dental implants provide the most natural-looking tooth replacement available today. They also can give you superb chewing function, which helps your digestion and overall health.

Drs. Ron Solomon, Angela Burleson-Ott, and Bradley Girdwood of Cornerstone Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH, offer comprehensive family dental care, including dental implants to rebuild your smile.

The dental implant process is straightforward. The dental implant screw is placed during a simple in-office procedure. This screw will become the “root” of your missing tooth.

Over time, bone grows around the dental implant screw and fuses with it, anchoring it firmly in place. After the implant screw is secure and stable, it is capped with a sparkling new dental implant crown.

Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, several missing teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth. Dental implants can give you back your smile.

There are many important benefits and reasons why you should choose dental implants. Consider that dental implants are:

  • Lifelike and natural, because dental implant restorations are made of materials that closely resemble natural tooth structure
  • Fully stable, because they are locked in place by bone, so they will never move around
  • Easy to maintain, because you can simply brush and floss them just like your natural teeth
  • Permanent, because you never remove them, so they are an excellent choice for your active lifestyle

Dental implants are also extremely successful. In fact, they are the most successful surgical implant, boasting a success rate of over 95 percent, according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

To learn more about the benefits of dental implants and how they can rebuild your smile, call Drs. Ron Solomon, Angela Burleson-Ott, and Bradley Girdwood of Cornerstone Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH. You can reach them by calling (513) 631-8920, so call now.

By Cornerstone Dental Group
August 19, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants are a smart solution to help fill gaps and restore tooth functionality. With a 95% success rate, dental implants are reliable and long lasting, but nothing is bulletproof. At Cornerstone Dental Group, Drs. Ron Solomon and Angela Burleson-Ott not only provide their Cincinnati, OH, patients with dental implants, but the dentists also restore the implants if anything goes wrong.

More About Dental Implants

Dental implants are oral appliances that mimic natural teeth in that they replace missing tooth roots and have a restoration, like a crown, that looks like the rest of your teeth.

The implant consists of three parts:

  1. A biocompatible titanium post that fuses to your jawbone to reinforce teeth.
  2. A screw that's inserted into the post to connect the post and the dental restoration.
  3. And finally, the dental restoration may be a bridge or a crown that is fastened to the screw.

How long does the procedure last?

The procedure is simple. Your Cincinnati dentist numbs the surgical area, places the post, and seals the area for three to six months for osseointegration, or for the post and bone to fuse.

After this period is over, Dr. Solomon or Dr. Burleson-Ott will re-open the surgical area, insert the screw and fasten the dental restoration. One of the many advantages of this procedure is, with proper oral care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Who's a good candidate?

If you want dental implants, you need to have a healthy oral regimen, eat healthily, and high bone density.

Need to speak with a dentist?

Have more questions? If you'd like to speak with Drs. Ron Solomon and Angela Burleson-Ott at their Cincinnati, OH, office, Cornerstone Dental Group, you can call them at (513) 631-8920 today.

By Cornerstone Dental Group
April 10, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

The dentists at Cornerstone Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH, Drs. Ron Solomon and Angela Burleson-Ott, can help you fill the gaps in your smile with long-lasting dental implants. Implants replace your missing teeth from the roots to the crowns, providing you with brand new teeth.

Dental implants replace your tooth roots

Strong roots are essential to the stability of your teeth and make it possible to easily bite and chew a variety of foods. Dental implants replace your missing roots with small titanium posts placed in openings in your jawbone. The implants are added during minor oral surgery performed using local anesthetic for your comfort.

Once in place, the dental implants begin to bond to your jawbone during a process called osseointegration. Although osseointegration can take about three to six months to complete, you won't have to face the world with gaps in your smile. During a visit to the Cincinnati dental office, you may receive a temporary bridge that will not only improve your appearance, but make it a little easier to eat as well.

Crowns complete the restoration of your teeth

As soon as your implants are fully bonded, small screws will be added to the tops. The screws will be used to attach dental crowns to the implants in just a few weeks. Crowns look like the parts of your teeth visible above your gum line and are made from an impression of your mouth. When your implants are attached to your crowns, your new tooth will look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth.

Why osseointegration is so important

Without strong, stable tooth roots, you wouldn't be able to eat anything other than soft foods. In fact, if you tried to bite into an apple or chicken leg, your tooth would wobble uselessly. Thanks to osseointegration, your new roots become just as secure as your natural roots. In fact, your biting power won't be affected even though your tooth is synthetic.

Restoring your lost roots also keeps your jawbone strong by continuing to stimulate it. Stimulation decreases after a tooth is lost, often causing the bone to shrink. If this happens, teeth can loosen and the muscles in your lower face may start to sag. Fortunately, these consequences can be avoided by adding dental implants to your jawbone.

Need dental work? Give us a call

Are you ready to replace your missing teeth with dental implants? If so, call your dentists, Drs. Solomon and Burleson-Ott of Cornerstone Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH, at (513) 631-8920 to schedule an appointment.

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Ed Helms is best known for his role as the self-absorbed, Ivy League sales rep, Andy Bernard, on television's The Office. But to millions of fans he's also Stu, a member of a bachelor trip to Las Vegas in the 2009 movie The Hangover. In it, Stu and his friends wake up from a wild night on the Strip to find some things missing: the groom-to-be, their memories and, for Stu, a front tooth.

In reality, the missing tooth gag wasn't a Hollywood makeup or CGI (computer-generated imagery) trick—it was Ed Helm's actual missing tooth. According to Helms, the front tooth in question never developed and he had obtained a dental implant to replace it. He had the implant crown removed for the Hangover movie and then replaced after filming.

Helms' dental situation isn't that unusual. Although most of the 170 million-plus teeth missing from Americans' mouths are due to disease or trauma, a few happened because the teeth never formed. While most of these congenitally missing teeth are in the back of the mouth, a few, as in Helms' case, involve front teeth in the “smile zone,” which can profoundly affect appearance.

Fortunately, people missing undeveloped teeth have several good options to restore their smiles and dental function. The kind of tooth missing could help determine which option to use. For example, a bridge supported by the teeth on either side of the gap might work well if the teeth on either side are in need of crowns.

If the missing tooth happens to be one or both of the lateral incisors (on either side of the centermost teeth), it could be possible to move the canine teeth (the pointy ones, also called eye teeth) to fill the gap. This technique, known as canine substitution, may also require further modification—either by softening the canines' pointed tips, crowning them or applying veneers—to help the repositioned teeth look more natural.

The optimal solution, though, is to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant which then has a lifelike crown attached to it, as Ed Helms did to get his winning smile. Implant-supported replacement teeth are closest to natural teeth in terms of both appearance and function. Implants, though, shouldn't be placed until the jaw has fully developed, usually in early adulthood. A younger person may need a temporary restoration like a bonded bridge or a partial denture until they're ready for an implant.

Whatever the method, there's an effective way to restore missing teeth. Seeing us for an initial exam is the first step toward your own winning smile.

If you would like more information about restoring missing teeth, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implants.”

How dental implants from your dentists in Cincinnati, Ohio can give you back your smile

If you are missing teeth, it’s easy to think you may never get your smile back. Fortunately, the truth is that you can get your smile back, dental-implantsstronger and more beautiful than ever! The answer is dental implants, the most stable and reliable solution to replace missing teeth. Here at Cornerstone Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH, Drs. Ron Solomon and Angela Burleson-Ott offer dental implants and other dental services to give you back your smile—read on to learn more!

 

What dental implants can do for you

Dental implants are the best tooth replacement solution because they are:

  • Natural looking; the dental implant crown is made of light reflective materials that look just like natural tooth enamel.
  • Stable; implants are fully surrounded by bone, so they will never move around, even with the most vigorous chewing.
  • Healthy; you can brush and floss dental implants just like natural teeth, so it’s easy to keep your smile healthy.
  • Worry-free; dental implants will never decay and they resist staining, allowing them to remain beautiful for years.
  • Conservative; only the dental implant are is treated.

Aside from these characteristics, one of the most important benefits of dental implants is that they help conserve and maintain the bone in your jaw. More bone means a stronger, firmer jawline, and more youthful facial contours.

Finally, dental implants are also the most successful surgical implant, boasting a success rate of over 95 percent, according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

 

Interested? Call today

Dental implants can help you get your smile back, an action that will restore your self-esteem, confidence, and full chewing strength! To find out more about dental implants and other restorative, cosmetic, and preventive dental services, call Drs. Ron Solomon and Angela Burleson-Ott at Cornerstone Dental Group in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dial (513) 631-8920 today!