Dr. Jim Fennell DDS... an implant dentist
Although dental implants are on the cutting edge of dental technology today, we at Fennell, Baron and Yoxthimer, have been developing and delivering these services in our office for over 25 years. Dr. Jim Fennell has performed thousands of implants, and implant related procedures; including many bone and soft tissue grafting procedures.
He began developing his interest and passion in this field early in his carreer. In 1979 while attending The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, he worked as an assistant in a dental implant research project that was being conducted. His learning continued throughout his carreer through various means including a 3 year externship at the Midwest Implant Institute. While at the Institute he was named the Outstanding Extern of his class. He has been a Fellow of the Midwest Implant Institute now for 20 years.
Dr Fennell completed the rigorous testing process of becoming an Associate Fellow of the prestigious **American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and then a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology ( ABOI) in 2002. Both of these organizations have recognized his aptitude in both the surgical and restorative phases of dental implantology. For most patients this means all procedures required for a dental implant can be done in our office. While being a great convenience, it also saves our patients time and money.
In addition to providing care for those who need dental implants, Dr. Fennell has continued to be an active student and teacher in the field. Over the last 10 years, he has regularly lectured and helped develop courses for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Topics include implant surgery, soft and hard tissue grafting, medicine and anatomy in implant dentistry, and the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and platelet rich fibrin (PRF) in dental surgery. He has helped research and coauthored 2 papers in the Journal of Oral Implantology on the healing properties of platelet rich plasma when used in various dental surgeries.
As a way to give back to these organizations that have contributed so much to him and his patients, he currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Oral Implantology. He also served on the Board of Examiners for the American Board of Oral Implantology, and was a member of the Education Committee of the AAID for several years, which facilitates the education of implant dentists throughout the world.
More recently because of his interest in helping to develop more predictable and easier bone grafting techniques for his patients, he has been active as a technical and scientific advisor to the Clarion Research Group; a biotech company which develops bone grafting materials.
A Curriculum Vitae is available upon request.
Through experience, education and compassion we endeavor to bring the best in implant care that we can to our patients at the practice of Fennell, Baron and Yoxtimer.
Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement and Bone Preservation
Your teeth and supporting bone were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t! Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but missing teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems. Moreover, when a tooth is lost, the supporting bone for that tooth tends to atrophy (shrink) over time. Some studies show that within 6-12 months after a tooth is extracted 1/4 to 1/2 of the supporting bone is lost as well; this bone loss continues over a lifetime. If numerous teeth are lost the affects are seen not only in the mouth but in the patient’s facial profile; caused by the lack of supporting bone structure for facial esthetics. These problems lead to poor appearance and premature aging, loss of chewing ability, and loss of self-esteem. A patient’s health and well being will benefit by the various implant based solutions available today.
Dental implants should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth. Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for more than 50 years. We have provided these services to our patients for over 25 years. In many cases implant treatment is considered more predictable and more durable than bridgework, resin bonded bridges and endodontic treatment. Implants that are well integrated into the bone will maintain normal healthy bone structure and provide a solid foundation for replacement teeth as well.....resulting in better health and better dental and facial esthetics.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. They act as an anchor for a replacement tooth or “crown” or a set of replacement teeth.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR A DENTAL IMPLANT?
Implant patients are all ages and implants may be the right choice for anyone
missing one or more, or even all of their teeth due to injury, disease or decay. There are very few absolute contraindications to doing implant treatment for patients who can benefit from these procedures. We can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful examination and evaluation of your dental and medical history. We will carefully explain all available options for replacing teeth, so you will be able to make an informed decision regarding your dental health.
ARE THERE DIFFERENT KINDS OF IMPLANTS?
Depending upon the degree of tooth and bone loss, there are a variety of shapes and sizes and brands of implants available. As an AAID credentialed implantologist with over 25 years experience, we’ve seen and performed many different kinds of and implant procedures. Dr Fennell and his staff will help you understand the options you have to choose from, and provide and direct the delivery of your implant care based on your decision.
DO I HAVE ENOUGH BONE?
It is important for a patient to have enough bone to support the implant. If there is not enough bone, there are many safe and effective ways to correct the bone deficiency. Dr Fennell and his staff have many years of experience in providing these services and they strive through research and education to bring the best treatment available to patients who lack ideal support for dental implants.
WILL THIS TAKE A LONG TIME?
While there are situations that an implant, or implants, can be placed and restored immediately, most single implants are best placed and restored with a crown in 3 to 4 months. More complex cases that require grafting procedures can take longer....up to a year to complete. You will not have to be without teeth during this transitional phase though, as there are options for temporary teeth that will serve until your final restoration is completed.
Our philosophy is to provide your care in the most predictable, safe manner possible, with as few appointments and in as little time as possible. A custom made treatment plan is developed for each patient, taking their individual needs and desires into consideration. At your initial evaluation we will be able to give you an approximate timetable based on your situation.
WHOM SHOULD I CONSULT FOR MY IMPLANT TREATMENT?
The key is the implant dentist’s training, experience and credentials. AAID credentialed dentists include general dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists and oral surgeons who perform the surgical and/or restorative procedures. Dr Fennell has been recognized by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and by the American Board of Oral Implantologists as being able to both surgically place and restore implants. Although most of our implant patients can have all of their treatment done in our office, there may be the need to have a specialist involved with their treatment due to health or other circumstances that present. We can recommend specialists (oral surgeons, periodontists and prosthodontists) with whom we have worked as a team for many years.
We also place implants for patients from other offices, who then go back to their referring dentist for the crown restoration and we restore implants that have been placed by specialists (oral surgeons and periodontists), but do not have a restorative dentist of their own.
Thank you for taking the time to consider us for your dental implant needs. There are many fine dentists in our area that can provide these services, so we are honored that you would consider us as your implant dentist. Please do not hesitate to call our office (513-631-6600) if you have further questions, or would like to learn about how you can set up a free consultation with Dr Fennell to discuss your situation.
** The American Academy of Implant Dentistry is the world’s oldest professional organization dedicated to the advancement of implant dentistry. The Academy’s goal is to maintain the highest standards of the practice and education by supporting research and maintaining a forum for the exchange of comprehensive implant knowledge. AAID members are committed to superior patient care.
Established in 1951, AAID has more than 2,200 members around the globe. AAID maintains a standardized peer-reviewed examination process that awards the statuses of the Associate Fellow and Fellow. AAID is also the sponsoring organization of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, which confers Diplomate Status to eligible implant dentists following successful written and oral examinations.
AAID is the ONLY implant organization that offers court-protected credentials.
AAID credentials assure you that your implant dentist or dental team is experienced in many and varied types of implant treatment.