Dental Implants and Implant Restoration
mentor ohio

Dental implants and implant restorations are replacement tooth roots. Dental implants provide a strong and stable foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth that are created to match your natural teeth.

Dental Implants and Implant Restoration

Dental implants and implant restorations are replacement tooth roots. Dental implants provide a strong and stable foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth that are created to match your natural teeth. Despite ongoing improvements in dental care technology, millions of Americans still suffer from tooth loss, mostly from tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for missing teeth were bridges and dentures. Today, dental implants are a great option that look and feel like your natural teeth.


The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental radiates compassion and enthusiasm. Every member embraces your individual comfort and dental needs. We seek balance in our practice, our procedures, and your health. You will find your entire dental experience with us comforting from start to finish. We balance exceptional, personalized dental care with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Call us today at 440-974-4449 to schedule your appointment for an evaluation regarding possible dental implants or implant restoration for you. You can conveniently find us at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.


Every year, almost 50 million Americans experience tooth loss. Dentures and dental bridges have historically been the best option for individuals in this situation. There continues to be revolutionary innovations regarding different types of dental implants. Dental implants are becoming a common procedure that can be performed for individuals who have a missing tooth or multiple teeth missing.


Dr. Crystal

Dr. Crystal is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine and went on to receive training at one of the most prestigious dental residencies in the nation, The Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital Advanced Education in General Dentistry in San Antonio, TX.


Inform & Educate

We empower you to make wise, well-informed decisions for your oral health through patient education and individual consultation. We do this through the modern technology we offer. Our digital x-rays are equipped with special cavity-detecting software, and we also utilize an intraoral camera to show you what we see in your mouth. We also make sure to stay up-to-date on your medical history, current medications and any other factors that might affect your dental health and treatment.


Insurance & Billing

We are an insurance-friendly office, so please call us about your plan. We will do our best to assist you in maximizing your benefits. At your first visit to our Mentor dental practice, we will ask you for your current insurance information. We may ask you to confirm this information at subsequent visits so we can stay up-to-date and fully informed to serve you. As a courtesy to you, we file all claim forms electronically, provide postage for special claims, and we track claims for you.

The Growing List of Benefits with Dental Implants and Implant Restoration

Dental implants and implant restoration offer significant benefits for you including the following:


  • Improved appearance- Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. The titanium used is designed to fuse with the jawbone, creating stability, security, and longevity.
  • Improved comfort- Because they act as a replacement tooth root, dental implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures. They also eliminates the need to involve adjacent teeth such as in a bridge which must include the teeth next to the missing tooth.
  • Easier eating- Slipping and loose dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to bite, chew, and eat your favorite foods with confidence and without discomfort. They can also be used as clips to snap in a moving denture.
  • Improved speech- With ill-fitting dentures, the appliance can slip resulting in you mumbling or slurring your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without this worry.
  • Improved self-esteem and self-confidence- Dental implants will restore your healthy smile and help you feel better about yourself.
  • Durability- Dental implants are durable and will last many years. With good care, implants can last a lifetime.
  • Improved oral health- Dental implants do not require the assistance of other teeth, as a traditional dental bridge does. Because the adjoining teeth are not modified to support the implant, more of your natural teeth are left intact, which can improve long-term oral health. Individual dental implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
  • Convenience- Removable dentures can be inconvenient. Dental implants eliminate the inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for any dental adhesives to keep them in place. It also can eliminate the need for a partial denture, which many patient’s find to be uncomfortable and can loosen or damage the teeth they are clipped to.

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The Dental Implant and Implant Restoration Procedure

The process of having a dental implant placed will take several months to complete, but the process is streamlined with coordinated appointments with our highly qualified specialists. The first step could include an extraction of a tooth. This may be due to decay, or a level of damage to the tooth that cannot be corrected. After that, Dr. Crystal Dental or our specialists will use state-of-the-art advanced 3D digital x-rays to examine the integrity of your jawbone to confirm that there is enough density and mass to support the implant properly.


Our specialists are highly trained in dental implant placement and work closely with Dr. Crystal Dental to ensure to proper placement for your final restorative goals, using advanced digital technology. The dental implant placement procedure is comfortably completed with our specialists and if necessary, can include dental sedation if preferred. After placement, healing includes a process known as osseointegration where the dental implant fuses with the surrounding bone. A follow up appointment with the surgical specialist will confirm full integration and its readiness for restoration.


Once the dental implant is stable, you are ready to appoint at Dr. Crystal Dental for the restorative steps whether that is a single tooth implant, implant supported bridge, implant supported denture or implant hybrid denture. we will add an extension or abutment to the post to reach the surface of your gumline. Finally, the artificial crown will be added, either using an internal screw or dental cement. Your new tooth has now been placed, and the implant restoration procedure is complete.

Comprehensive Dentistry

Comprehensive dentistry with Dr. Crystal Schneider, involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the teeth, gums and jaw. She believes that preventive care is the most important aspect of comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Schneider aims to identify and treat problems while they’re still small, which can save you time, money and more extensive dental treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

An attractive smile can boost your confidence, help you make better first impressions on others, and improve your personal and professional life. We provide several cosmetic dental treatments that can subtly enhance your smile, and there are many other more dramatic treatments, often called “smile makeovers,” that can give you the smile of your dreams.

Specialized Dentistry

Missing teeth can take the joy out of the everyday things we love, from smiling and talking with confidence to eating our favorite foods. All of these things can become easier again with specialized dental care. Dr. Schneider offers advanced treatments that will not just restore your smile to its former health – they’ll make it look and feel even better than before!

Dental Implant and Implant Restoration Aftercare

When it comes to the life expectancy of your dental implant or implant restoration, the primary factor is your personal oral hygiene, bone health, and a stable bite. A dental implant needs to be treated like a natural tooth and should be properly brushed and flossed daily. This will help to maintain the health of your gums, and your surrounding natural teeth.


Continue to brush twice daily, floss and rinse your mouth once daily to ensure proper overall oral health.


It is also essential to understand that, even though dental implants are strong, the healing time is critical for the success of the dental implants after they are initially placed. For the first few weeks, a diet consisting of softer food will be recommended, with a slow introduction of harder foods. Your jawbone needs to acclimate to the new force that the artificial root is applying to it.


If your dental implant is the result of a sports injury, make sure to use a mouth guard in future contests for proper protection.


A dental implant and implant restoration is an excellent, long-term option for tooth replacement. If you are missing a tooth or need a tooth pulled, consult with Dr. Crystal Dental about whether a dental implant might be a viable option for you.

Our Devotion to Family Dentistry is Unparalleled

Our attention to detail is second to none. Either when it comes to your personalized dental care or the array of amenities in the relaxing comfort of our office. The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental goes the extra mile in providing communication and consultation, realizing that we collectively are committed to developing long lasting relationships with every patient. We find gratification in life changing healthy smiles. Call us now at 440-974-4449 to make an appointment to discuss a possible dental implant or implant restoration for you. Our office is located at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.