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Nasser Antonious, DDS, MAGD, FICOI
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

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Dental Implant Appointments


Dental implants enable dentists to create healthy, attractive smiles in an innovative way. Used to replace one or more missing teeth, implants are another alternative to conventional bridges and dentures. In essence, dental implants act and look like natural teeth. And, because they maintain bone mass, dental implants can help prevent additional tooth loss as well as the sunken facial appearance associated with missing teeth. A dental implant restoration consists of a bio-compatible titanium screw and post topped by a crown bridge or denture. The implant is surgically replaced into the jawbone where it replaces the natural tooth root. In a few months, the implant securely attaches to the bone (called "osseointegration"), allowing it to withstand biting and chewing forces just like a healthy, natural tooth.

Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
The most common indications for implant therapy are:

Replacement of one or more missing teeth.
Support of a non-removable "bridge" to replace multiple teeth.
Support of a removable full or partial denture Patients who successfully pass a screening and evaluation can be considered as candidates for implant replacement.

The primary limiting factor inherent in implant therapy is the amount of bone available to receive and support the implant. If it's determined that a patient does not have enough bone to support an implant restoration, bone grafting procedures may be considered. Heavy smoking and some medical conditions may preclude the use of implant therapy.

What Happens At The First Appointment?
To determine the appropriate site for the implant replacement, dentists typically take x-rays. Some may prescribe CT scans as well. Impressions are taken of the mouth and then used by the dental laboratory to create a customized restoration. Many dentists fabricate surgical guides to simplify the placement of implants.

What Happens At The Second Appointment?
At the second surgical appointment, the dentist makes an incision to expose the bone at the implant site. The dentist then prepares the sire to receive the implant. Once the implant is secured, the gum tissue is sutured back over the implant.

The implant is left undisturbed for three to six months to allow it to osseointegrate with the bone. If the implant is in a visible area of the mouth, the patient may choose to wear a temporary prosthesis during the healing period. Dentures may be relined with soft liners to allow patients to comfortably wear them during the healing process.

What Happens At Subsequent appointments?
Once the implant has been completely integrated with the bone, a post is attached to the implant. The dentist then creates the permanent tooth replacement.

 


 

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Dental Implants…What Are They?    |   Implant Dentistry   |    Benefits of Dental Implants    |   Dental Implant Appointments 
Various Dental Implants for All Patients    |    Single Tooth Replacement Implant    |  Denture Supported Implants   |   Full Mouth Implants  
The Importance of Bone in Implant Therapy   |   Bone Grafts for Implants   |   Maxillary Sinus Lift   |   Ridge Expansion
Subperiosteal Implants- Solution for Deficient Jawbone  |   Failed Dental Implants- Causes and Treatments   |   Dental Implants FAQ   |   Implant Surgery POI  

Nasser Antonious DDS is licensed as a general dentist in California. Sunnyvale Dental Care established since 1995
Sunnyvale dentist, Nasser Antonious DDS welcomes new patients from all areas including Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Campbell, San Jose, Saratoga, Los Altos, and Los Gatos
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