PARKER DENTAL IMPLANTS
If you lose one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, or another cause, there is hope. Dental implants are changing the way people live! They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Dental implants provide the patient with the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing their teeth will appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as a substitute for the damaged teeth roots. The bone takes anywhere from three to six months to mineralize around the titanium posts, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Posts protrude through the gums and are then attached to crowns or prosthetics via connections.
including a CBCT (3D x-ray)
to assess the need for bone grafting prior to implant placement
During your consultation visit, Dr. Ahmed will address your specific needs and considerations.
We will also discuss fees and insurance at this time. There are many types of insurance plans, and coverage for implants is varied. We will be happy to assist you in obtaining any benefits to which you may be entitled. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
What type of
restorations are available?
A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth – each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants
A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw.
The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by a professional.
Dr. Ahmed performs in-office dental implant surgery in a hospital-style surgical suite, following manufacturer’s recommendation and maintaining a sterile surgical field.
THE SURGICAL PROCEDURE
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Ahmed will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. After several weeks, our lab will be able to start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then, posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.