Dentistry Dayton, OH
Dr. Ian M. Rae, D.M.D
Dr. Kimberly N. Luna, D.D.S
400 E. Dayton Yellow Springs Road
Fairborn, OH 45324
Contact (937) 879-1321
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"Dr. Rae And Dr. Luna and Staff Have been so Wonderful to me. Any Issues I've had with my Teeth they have went above and beyond to find a solution to fix the problem and have been very succeful. I am so thankful I finally got referred to an Excellent Dentist."

-- Margarita Perez

 

Advanced Implant Dentistry: Dental Implants for the Dayton and Springfield, Ohio Areas

Dr. Ian M. Rae has exceptional expertise in implant dentistry. With over 7- 10 years in practice, hundreds of hours devoted to advanced courses in implant surgery and implant restorative dentistry, and over 3,000 implants placed, Dr. Rae is the leading choice for patients in need of dental implants in Dayton and Springfield, Ohio. Residents of the greater Dayton area and beyond seek Dr. Rae to restore health, beauty, and function to their mouths with dental implants and full mouth restoration. Because Dr. Rae can perform implant surgery as well as place prosthetic teeth, there's no need to go anywhere else for implant treatment.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an advanced alternative for patients with missing teeth. Unlike traditional bridges and dentures, dental implants are titanium implant posts that are integrated into the jawbone to provide durable, permanent anchors for prosthetic teeth that look, function, and feel like natural teeth.

Tooth loss can negatively impact your speech, periodontal health, facial structure, and social life. Dental implants, placed at our office in the Dayton and Springfield, Ohio area, provide the optimal solution. Dental implants provided by Dr. Rae prevent the bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing, thus preserving your facial structure. Implants also strengthen your bite so you can chew food properly, and they help to prevent gum recession. Unlike traditional bridges that rely on surrounding natural teeth for support, dental implants do not compromise the integrity of your natural tooth structure.

 

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Dental Implant Surgery

The procedure to place dental implants is a multi-step process that begins with the surgical placement of sturdy titanium alloy posts into your jawbone. Dr. Rae performs implant surgery at our Fairborn office, located in the greater Dayton area, where he offers patients the option of conscious IV sedation. The posts, which look similar to metal screws, fuse to your jawbone over a period of several months following surgery. During this period, while your gums and jawbone heal, you can wear temporary replacement teeth until Dr. Rae fits your permanent, natural-looking prosthetic teeth.

 

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Dental Implant Prosthetics

Fitting and securing dental implant prosthetics (artificial teeth) to your implant posts completes the implant restoration process. After your posts have fused to your jawbone, Dr. Rae replaces missing teeth by attaching metal-free crowns, bridges, or dentures to the implants, depending on the number of missing teeth. Whether you need one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth replaced, Dr. Rae will design and implement the dental implants treatment plan that is optimal for your oral health and dental beauty.

 

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Bone Grafts

Sometimes, during the preoperative stages of placing dental implants, exams and X-rays reveal that a patient's jawbone is too thin or to too soft to support dental implant posts. In such cases, Dr. Rae can perform a bone graft to strengthen the jawbone in preparation for implant surgery.

During bone grafting, a piece of bone is removed from another part of the body, often the chin, and transplanted into the jawbone. Over a period of several months, the transplanted bone will grow and become strong enough to support dental implants. Typically, it takes about six months before a bone graft sufficiently fuses to the jawbone.

The bone graft is done as an outpatient procedure by Dr. Rae at our Fairborn office. While a bone graft only requires the use of local anesthesia, we also offer conscious IV sedation for patients who experience dental anxiety.

 

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Conscious IV Sedation

When a patient is undergoing extensive dental work, it is not uncommon for the patient to feel anxious or nervous. Dr. Rae is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and can safely provide conscious IV sedation for patients undergoing implant surgery, full mouth restoration, and other procedures. Conscious IV sedation allows our patients to enter a state of extreme relaxation while remaining alert enough to respond to our dental staff as needed. With continual monitoring to ensure patient safety, Dr. Rae provides a pain-free, completely comfortable dental experience.

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Contact Dr. Ian M. Rae for Dental Implants

Dr. Ian M. Rae is the single source for dental implants in the greater Dayton area. He provides all phases of implant dentistry—from bone grafting to implant surgery to implant restorative dentistry. If you have missing teeth, are considering dental implants, and live in the Dayton or Springfield, Ohio areas, contact Ian M. Rae, D.D.S. to learn how dental implants help our patients look, feel, and live better.