Dental implants are considered as the best option to replace
missing teeth ot a fixed solution to removable partial or complete dentures.
Implants provide excellent support and stability
for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth
(usually titanium) that are surgically placed
into the upper or lower jaw bone by a Periodontist
- a specialist of the gums and supporting bone.
Following placement of the implant(s) by the
specialist, Dr. Mubarak or Dr. Uddin will fit the implant(s)
with a crown, bridge or denture depending on
the patients needs. The teeth attached
to implants are very natural looking and often
enhance or restore a patients smile!
Dental implants are very stable, strong and long lasting, but on occasion,
they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants:
What does getting dental implants involve?
During you first appointment, X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of
the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant.
While the area is numb (may require local anesthesia), the implant will be surgically
placed into the bone. Your dentist will allow them to heal and
integrate itself onto the bone which may take anything b/w 1 to 6 months.
Though post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time, but sometimes (depending on the type of implant) a second surgery
may be required in order to place the post
that will hold the artificial tooth in place.
Once implants integrates with the bone, artificial
teeth are made and fitted to the post portion
of the anchor. Because several fittings may
be required, this step may take one to two months
to complete. After a healing period, the artificial
teeth are securely attached to the implant,
providing excellent stability and comfort to
At Healthy Smiles Dental, you will receive care instructions during your every visit and when your
treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating
habits, and regular dental visits will aid in
the life of your new implant.