Why choose Tysons Dental for your implants?
Dr. Nahlah is a Board Certified Prosthodontist
Esam Abou Nahlah, DDS, M.S, AFAAID, FICOI, FACP
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Diplomate American Board of Prosthodontics
Master of Science in Oral Biology at Medical College of Georgia
Prosthodontics Specialty Residency at Medical College of Georgia
Associate Fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologist
Fellow American College of Prosthodontics
Esthetic training at UCLA/California
Implant training at Loma Linda University/California
New patient Implant offer:
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
A dental implant is a ridged titanium post that is placed into your bone that mimics a tooth root. After a specified healing time, a crown, bridge or denture is attached. They are a great option for someone that has a missing tooth, been in an accident, or has dentures and wishes to have a permanent restoration in its place. Because they are durable, aesthetically pleasing and restore true function to your mouth, they are becoming the natural course of treatment for those with missing teeth.
How does an implant work?
A dental implant has microscopic ridges on its titanium surface. After it is placed in your jaw, it is left alone to heal for several months. During this time, your natural bone attaches to the implant and grows around it, until it becomes part of the bone itself. This creates a stable, permanent platform for a restoration to be placed on. Patients that have implants after having had dentures for years remark how great it feels to eat food and speak without the bulk and slippage of traditional dentures.
Implants are broken down into three parts. The implant is placed into the bone and acts as a tooth root. After the implant has had sufficient time to heal, an abutment is screwed onto it. The abutment holds the final restoration, in the form of a crown, bridge, or denture.
There are many reasons why one or more dental implants may be right for you. They can replace a single tooth or support a bridge with multiple pontics (the tooth-shaped spacer between implants). Another popular use of implants is the all-on-four technique developed to support full-arch dentures. This technique places four implants, on which a full denture is permanently attached.
At Tyson’s Dental, our expert staff works with our state-of-the-art onsite lab to deliver custom restorations for a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.
The All-on-4 Dental Implants “Teeth in a Day”
What is all-on-4?
It refers to all teeth being supported “on four” dental implants, a surgical and prosthodontics procedure for total rehabilitation of the edentulous patients or for patients with badly broken down teeth, decayed teeth, or compromised teeth due to gum disease.
What is the Process for Placing Teeth-in-a-Day/Same Day Dental Implants?
There are more options than ever before to replace missing teeth. While dental implants remain the most effective solution, modern implant technology now gives you the option of receiving your new replacement teeth the same day that dental implants are inserted into your jawbone. This option, called "Teeth-in-a-Day", eliminates the 3-6 month wait associated with traditional dental implants.
Teeth-in-a-Day uses 4 dental implants to replace an entire arch of teeth. This can provide you with a much more cost-effective solution than using a separate implant for every tooth that needs to be replaced. During your procedure, the dental implants will be strategically inserted throughout your jawbone in order to support a fixed bridge which gets attached to these implants.
What Does the Teeth-in-a-Day Procedure Involve?
The success of your procedure hinges on Dr. Nahlah's ability to precisely place your dental implants in the right location. To accomplish this level of precision, Dr. Nahlah uses detailed 3D imaging technology that provides an extremely accurate road map for the placement of your dental implants:
Diagnostic imaging -- Dr. Nahlah uses the most advanced diagnostic imaging equipment when planning your Teeth-in-a-Day procedure. A Cone Beam CT Scanner creates a detailed 3D image of your jaw and the surrounding nerves, muscles and blood vessels as well photos to design your smile.
Smile design /Planning the placement of your dental implants -- Dr.Nahlah will use these 3D images and photos to design your new smile.During smile design session your new smile will be discussed in details, shape, color and size of teeth will be decided as well plan the precise placement of each dental implant in your jaw. By utilizing highly detailed diagnostic imagery, Dr.Nahlah can make sure your implants are positioned in a manner that provides the most stability for your new dental restoration.
Creating a surgical guide -- After carefully planning the exact placement of each dental implant, Dr. Nahlah will create a surgical guide that will be used during your procedure. This guide is essentially a template that eliminates the potential for errors during the placement of your dental implants, ensuring the most precise results possible.
The planning steps listed above will be completed prior to your procedure. You will then schedule your Teeth-in-a-Day appointment. On the day of your surgery, Dr. Nahlah will insert temporary restoration consisting of fixed bridge. Once this temporary restoration has been attached to your dental implants, you'll be able to enjoy all the benefits of a fully functional set of teeth with new beautiful smile.
It's important that your jawbone fully heals and fuses with the dental implants before the final restoration is attached. This process, called osseointegration, can take several months to complete. At this point, Dr. Nahlah will attach final bridges which will be permanently fixed to your jaw.
Recovery after Teeth-in-a-Day
Since the Teeth-in-a-Day procedure is significantly less invasive than traditional dental implant surgery, you'll experience a relatively mild and short recovery. You may have some soreness for the first few days after your procedure, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen. Dr. Nahlah may also prescribe antibiotics or recommend using an antimicrobial mouthwash after surgery to reduce the risk of infection.
If you have been considering dental implants, now may be the time to contact our office for more information! Dental implants can repair your smile and restore full function your bite. They help support the remaining bone in your jaw and help prevent further bone loss. This can help prevent a drawn appearance and collapsed bite.
Implants can restore function to your mouth by building the jaw back to a point of original function. They can help prevent jaw pain, headaches and perhaps future tooth loss, by taking the pressure off the jaw joint and displacing the force around your whole mouth.
Because dental implants are titanium and permanently attached to your bone, they last much longer than other dental restorations, and with proper care and routine professional checkups, they can last a lifetime.
Imagine enjoying a juicy steak or corn on the cob without the worry of your denture slipping, and no more sticky dental adhesive or expensive specialty flossers to get under your bridge.
If you feel that dental implants can improve your smile and your life, call Tyson’s Dental for a consultation today!
If you have a few teeth that are missing, but don’t require full dentures, you may consider an implant supported bridge. It places two implants with a tooth-shaped spacer, called a pontic, in between them. You may also have one or more spots where a single tooth is missing, and a bridge is not necessary.
Sometimes you are missing only one tooth, whether from a cracked root, an accident, or you have a congenitally missing tooth that never developed when you were a child. Now you can replace that one tooth, without cutting into other teeth to make a bridge.
One of Healthcare's Greatest Values
Even with all the benefits, the cost of dental implant procedures is an important consideration. When your case brings together the latest imaging, advanced training, and unique material technologies, this service offers one of the best values in modern health care. Compared to the replacement of other hard structures and joints of the body, most services with dental implants can be done at a small fraction of those costs. Better yet, most patients carry on with normal activities right away and usually enjoy a lifetime of normal chewing, bite stability, and appearance. But we know the cost of dental implants is an important part of creating a complete plan that works for you.
The cost of dental implant services involves several critical factors unique to each patient. A fee quoted without careful evaluation doesn't consider what's best for your mouth. And comparisons may not account for the difference in the quality of materials used, along with the training of the doctor performing this highly technical service. Dr. Nahlah customizes treatment planning after He has spent time analyzing what would be best for each one.
One thing remains absolutely certain: You'll get the highest value possible in modern implant dentistry. That means years of natural function and a smile that's secure and makes you proud to show. We look forward to discussing how we can partner together for the best solution for you!