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Dental Implant


Implants Done The Right Way!

Dental Implants have become one of the more common dental procedures in the United States with nearly 3 million people currently living with dental implants. Dental Implants are actually artificial teeth roots that are permanently secured into the jaw. The implanted root can replace those that are lost to both decay or trauma. These teeth roots then can support more permanent restorations. Dental Implants function just like real teeth and give patient’s not only a complete smile but allow them to eat foods they hadn’t been able to enjoy in years. Dental Implants are the ultimate solution for patients looking to replace missing teeth and restore confidence in their smile.

Who can benefit from Implants?

  • The patient that has one or more missing teeth

  • The patient is an adult that has a jawbone that has stopped growing

  • The patient who is unable or unwilling to wear dentures

  • The patient would like to improve their speech as a result of missing teeth

Implants steps:

  • Initial consultation: Dr. Sajadi will meet with you for a thorough examination of your mouth, including taking X-rays or 3D images. At that time, you will discuss the various implant options and develop a plan for your implant surgery.

  • Preparation for the implant placement: Occasionally a tooth extraction or bone grafting may need to be performed to prepare the jawbone to accept the dental implant for the most ideal placement. You will need time to heal after these procedures before advancing to the next step in the process. Dr. Sajadi is an expert in regenerating bone with various bone grafting procedures that can be combined with extractions and dental implant placement.

  • Dental implant placement: At your next scheduled appointment, Dr. Sajadi will place the dental implant into your jawbone at the site where your tooth is missing. Most people tend to experience less pain than expected and are often able to return to work the next day. Dr. Sajadi is certified and able to provide all your anesthesia needs for the procedure. The post op experience for each patient varies but most patients usually manage any pain with over-the-counter medications.

  • Osseointegration: As you heal, your implant and jawbone will fuse together in a process called osseointegration, forming a strong, long-lasting foundation for your replacement teeth. During this healing process, which can take up to a few months, you can go on with your life as normal. In many cases, Dr. Sajadi is able to place temporary teeth onto the implant to give you a sense of a more typical smile while you recover.

  • Abutment placement: Once your implant bonds with your jawbone, a small connector – called an abutment – is placed on the dental implant just above the gumline. In some cases, the abutment can be placed at the same time as the implant.

  • Custom-make and attach new teeth: Once the implant and the jaw bone have finishing fusing and all healing has completed Dr. Sajadi will make impressions of your mouth and remaining teeth to custom make your artificial teeth. This can range anywhere from an individual crown to an implant supported bridge containing multiple teeth. Your new teeth will never decay and implants often last up to 40 years with the same routine care, checkups and cleanings as your normal teeth.

Dental Implant Specialist

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