Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are a wonderful solution if you have lost one or more teeth, and want a permanent replacement.  If you have a missing tooth, it can cause many different problems, like allowing other teeth to drift, limiting the foods you eat, and loss of bone mass from the area where your tooth used to be.

Bridges can provide some help, but they also cause problems. With a dental implant, you can eat foods, smile, brush, and floss your teeth with confidence.  Also, dental implants will prevent your other teeth from drifting, as well as retain bone mass.

Dental implants are also used to support bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures.  If you are interested in dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rabeeh who has completed an extensive post graduate implant program with a USA dental school (UCLA).

During your consultation Dr. Rabeeh will evaluate your teeth and oral health to determine if dental implants are the right solution for you and inform you about the dental implant procedure.  If dental implants are right for you, Dr. Rabeeh will have you schedule a time to have your implants placed.

During the procedure, if you choose, you can be sedated so that you are not aware of any discomfort.  The metal dental implant will be placed within your jawbone, and then the incision will be closed.

Dental implants take time to complete because the implant must fuse to the bone prior to being outfitted with the replacement tooth.  This may take as little as a few weeks or as long as a few months.

Once the okay has been given that the implant has fused to the bone, Dr. Rabeeh will invite you back to her office so that the replacement tooth can be made for the implant within your jaw.

Wisely used and placed with knowledge and care, dental implants have a success rate of over 95%.  Dental implants resemble natural teeth so closely that people will not even know that you have a replacement tooth.

So, our protocol for dental implant is:

  1. Examination: A thorough examination of the entire mouth, joint and muscles in order to determine if implants may be recommended at all and, if so, to begin preparations towards finalizing the design.
  2. Surgical stage: Placement of the implant in the jaw.
  3. Restorative prosthetic stage: Placement of the crown over the implants in the shape and size of the natural teeth.