What is a dental implant:
It is a biocompatible titanium screw-like device with a treated surface that is inserted in the jawbone, and left to heal for 3 to 4 months. Then a crown or a denture is attached.
Why a dental implant:
Implants are the ideal solution for replacing missing single or multiple teeth, and under dentures for increased stability and retention.
How we place a dental implant:
When a tooth is deemed none-restorable, Dr. Elbialy could remove the tooth, place the implant, and only on front teeth make a temporary crown during the same visit. In some cases that might not be feasible and a bone graft is placed, left to heal for 3 to 4 months then the implant is placed.
After a dental implant surgery:
Some discomfort is to be expected that is controlled by over the counter pain medication or a prescription.
Photos below are before and after pictures of implants done by Dr. Elbialy
Patient fell and broke her front teeth. The central tooth on the left was deemed not restorable.
Day of surgery the tooth was removed, an implant placed, a temporary fabricated and 3 permanent crowns were delivered.
Permanent implant crown delivered for the central tooth on the left. Picture taken 3 months after delivery date.
Patient presents with a horizontal fracture on his front tooth on the right.
Day of surgery the tooth was removed, an implant placed and a temporary fabricated.
Post operative X-ray showing implant and temporary crown.
Permanent crown delivered. Picture taken a year after delivery date.