Dental Implants

A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason.  A dental implant is a metal post that is placed into the jaw bone.  Once in place and bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, a replacement tooth is attached to the post.  While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits.  Implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10-20 years.  They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework since they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.  You must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.

At Pine Hills Dentistry we understand that you want teeth not implants. Having implant treatment done at Pine Hills means we start your treatment with your future tooth/teeth in mind. Then we work backwards to the surgical placement of your implant. It is always advantageous to have your restoring doctor also place your implant. This ensures a more predictable esthetic outcome.  Here at Pine Hills we surgically place your implants and we restore them with crowns or other prosthetic options.

Biohorizons

BioHorizons is committed to developing evidence-based and scientifically-proven products. Biohorizons developed their first implant in 1997 and have steadily become a well known and respected implant company throughout the world.  Biohorizons also provides superior bone grafting materials, critical in extraction site preservation for future implant placement.

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Hahn Implant System

Dr. Hahn is an active clinician in Ohio, who has been placing implants for over 45 years. He has been at the forefront of implant dentistry and has used his extensive knowledge and experience to create the Hahn Implant System. The Hahn implant system was adopted as the official implant of the Carl Misch Implant Institute in Chicago.  Dr. Hahn was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in June 2015.

Both implant systems used at Pine Hills Dentistry are superior, medical grade titanium and have gone through rigorous FDA approval processes.  Here at Pine Hills Dentistry, we care about you and use optimal materials and laboratories for a superior result that you can Smile about.

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Bone Graft Immediate Implant

Single Implant (Posterior -Healing Cap)

Screw Retained Implant

Dentures/Teeth Express

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues.  There are two types of dentures available, including partial and complete dentures.  Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to completely replace all teeth.  Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve your smile!

This restoration method is used to restore your smile and mouth function if all your teeth have been lost.  The dentures are custom created to resemble natural teeth and are positioned to take the place of natural teeth.  Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.

A removable partial denture is a device used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw.  They usually consist of replacement teeth attached go a gum-colored plastic base which is held in place in the mouth.  A fixed partial denture acts the same as a removable denture, but it is cemented into place using adjacent teeth for support.

New dentures may feel awkward or loose for the first few weeks until the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place and you are comfortable eating and speaking. Although this may require some practice you will adjust and enjoy the benefits a full mouth of teeth can provide.

Fixed Hybrid Dentures

Locator Retained Overdenture