If you’re dealing with missing teeth and are looking for tooth replacement options, look no further than dental implants as a viable solution. At Ghina Morad, DMD, Dr. Ghina Morad offers dental implant treatments to restore a patient’s smiles that have been plagued with missing teeth. To better familiarize yourself with this dental procedure listed below are some frequently asked questions about the treatment.
Q: What is a dental implant?
A: A dental implant is a dental prosthetic that was created as a tooth replacement option. The implant consists of a titanium post that is placed within your jaw. An abutment and crown are placed on top of the post to replicate the look and function of a natural tooth.
Q: Can my body reject a dental implant?
A: It’s highly unlikely that your body will reject the implant since your blood type and tissue compatibility are not much of a concern when it comes to the treatment. Dental implants are known to have a very high success rate at around 98%.
Q: Am I a candidate for dental implants?
A: There are very few primary requirements and conditions to be a candidate for dental implants. Patients that display a sound bill of oral health and contain a sufficient amount of jaw bone density are great candidates to receive dental implants.
If you happen to have missing teeth, you should speak with a dental expert about the possibility of receiving dental implants as a solution. If you are lacking the appropriate amount of bone density, your dentist might suggest a bone grafting treatment to overcome this issue.
Q: What is the procedure like?
A: A standard dental implant procedure is broken down in 3 phases
Phase 1: In the first stage, the dentist will insert the titanium post into your jawbone.
Phase 2: The dentist will then place the abutment onto the post
Phase 3: Once the operation site has healed and the post has fused with your jaw, your dentist will then place your custom made tooth-like crown