Cleveland oral & maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Faisal Quereshy recommends dental implants to patients who are experiencing common problems such as missing or decayed teeth, and teeth damaged due to injury or trauma. Your dental implant procedure with Dr. Quereshy will be customized based on your personal needs and the current condition of your teeth. This procedure is designed to provide you with benefits such as improved comfort and a beautiful smile.
Preparing for Dental Implant Surgery
Dr. Quereshy will evaluate your remaining teeth and gums before dental implant surgery make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you are in good health, have healthy gums and adequate bone structure to support dental implants, he will develop a customized dental implant treatment plan for you.
If the bone structure is inadequate, but you meet other criteria for dental implant surgery, Dr. Quereshy may recommend bone grafting to improve bone support and facilitate dental implants.
In the weeks prior to dental implant surgery, Dr. Quereshy will provide you with specific pre- and post-operative care instructions. You will be directed to discontinue taking medications and supplements that can thin the blood, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and vitamin E, and smoking cessation will be necessary. You should also avoid consuming alcohol a week before your dental implant surgery.
Cleveland Area Dental Implant Center of Excellence
Visage Surgical Institute is a Dental Implant Center of Excellence, serving the Cleveland, Medina, and Akron areas of Ohio. Dr. Faisal Quereshy is a member of the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness (IDIA), a non-profit corporation founded in 1997 to provide independent, authoritative and objective information on the benefits of dental implants as an alternative treatment option for tooth replacement.
National Faculty Group member of SPEAR Education
Is there a free consultation for dental implants at Visage Facial Surgery?
There is a nominal consultation fee, which is credited back should you decide to proceed with dental implant surgery.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implant surgery in Cleveland & Medina OH typically involves two surgical procedures, and general or sedation anesthesia is typically used for both procedures. The entire treatment process takes 6-8 months, and each surgical procedure may take an hour or more to perform. If multiple dental implants are placed, the time needed for surgery will increase.
Anterior Tooth Implant
In this procedure, a titanium screw is placed within the bone socket to hold the new implant in place.
In this procedure, a titanium post is placed within the bone socket of the tooth to hold the new implant in place.
For this procedure, a bone graft from your chin will be placed at the surgery site. After it heals, a titanium post will be placed to hold the new implant.
In this procedure, structure is built into the jaw to allow for the placement of titanium rods and later implants.
In cases of deterioration, titanium screws will be placed into the strong structure of the mouth, which will support the new implants.
In cases of separation between teeth, orthodontics will be used to close the gaps.
The first dental implant procedure involves placing a small titanium post known as a tooth root implant in the bone socket of the tooth being replaced. This post will eventually anchor your new tooth to your gums. A temporary crown will be placed on your tooth root implant while you wait to complete the second phase of dental implant surgery.
Within 3-6 months, healing from your first dental implant procedure should be complete, and the second stage of surgery may be performed. Dr. Quereshy will take impressions of your teeth and create a crown, or artificial replacement tooth matched to your natural tooth color, based on a model of your bite. The artificial tooth will be surgically fixed to your tooth root implant with an abutment, or connector post.
Osstell ISQ Diagnostic Tool
We use the Osstell ISQ tool to help determine the stability of dental implants. This tool helps us decrease treatment time and increase patient safety.
Sometimes the bone varies around implants causing the implant stability to be different in different directions. This tool allows us to determine the implant stability from all directions.
Dental Implant Results and Recovery
Discomfort, swelling and bleeding will temporarily occur for 1-2 weeks following each surgery phase of your dental implant procedure. Pain medication and antibiotics should be taken as directed during the recovery period after dental implant surgery in order to minimize pain and prevent infection, and cold compresses may be used to reduce swelling.
It is important to follow post-operative oral hygiene instructions and see Dr. Quereshy as needed for follow-up appointments so he can monitor your healing progress. The final result of your dental implant procedure is a natural-looking replacement tooth and a complete, healthy smile.
Dental Implants in Cleveland, Ohio
The Visage Surgical Institute is located near Cleveland in Medina, Ohio and serves local patients seeking dental implants, as well as those from the Akron area. For more information about dental implants in Cleveland, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Quereshy, please call (330) 7321-2323.
Service areas include: Medina, Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, Parma, Brunswick, Solon, Fairlawn, Cleveland Heights, Hudson, Wadsworth, Cuyahoga Falls, Strongsville & Kent Ohio.