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