Single Dental Implant
Single Implant placement is the treatment of choice when someone is missing or about to loose a tooth. With proper diagnosis and good timing, we can offer an immediate dental implant placement option on the same day as tooth removal. Dr. Obeid can perform the surgery without cutting the gum (flapless surgery), which means no sutures, minimum discomfort, little to no swelling and a comfortable recovery.
We can also provide a fixed temporary the same day. In short, you walk into Obeid Dental with a tooth and you leave with a tooth.
Indications For a Single Dental Implant
The process of an implant, in principle, replaces the roots of a tooth with an metal screw that is ‘implanted’ into the jaw. This can be done immediately after removal of the tooth or to replace a tooth that was previously lost to damage. A temporary replacement tooth is fabricated and used during the healing process. After the area is fully healed (typically 2-4 months), a crown is fabricated and attached to the metal base. The dental implant now functions as your natural tooth would, retained in the bone of the jaw. The complete implant process can take 3-5 months depending on the complexity of the clinical situation. Dr. Obeid will take the time to explain the all steps of the procedure at the consultation visit.
Any injury or trauma to the face can lead to the loss of teeth. Simple trauma such as a fall or accident may lead to an immediate loss of the tooth. The number of sports related dental injuries we see is on the rise. Competitive sports such are becoming increasingly aggressive and demanding physically. The most frequent cases of sport related dental injuries occur from Basketball (typically an elbow to the jaw), Soccer (head butt), Cycling (falls), Lacrosse and Hockey (stick injuries).
Decay (also known as Dental Caries) is the number one reason for tooth loss. Cavities can occur at any age on an existing filling or crown. If left untreated, it will cause the tooth to fail and require an implant.
Failing Root Canal
A root canal can fail over time. If it can’t be retreated, the tooth will need to be removed. If left untreated, an infection from a failing root canal can lead to bone loss, complicating future implant placement.
Infections in the mouth can have long term damage beyond immediate pain. A lingering infection will begin to dissolve the bone that retains the tooth. The most common causes of infection an untreated cavity, failed root canals, untreated periodontal (gum) disease, decay under existing restorations (such as crowns or fillings) and root fragments (usually the result of trauma or an incomplete surgical extraction).
Congenitally Missing Teeth
Ideally all your baby teeth will be replaced by stronger permanent teeth. In some cases, the secondary tooth never formed so the patient is left with a gap. This happens most frequently in the front lateral teeth. An implant is the treatment of choice to replace a congenitally missing tooth.
All restorations have some inherent ‘shelf life’. Decay can occur around and under existing fillings and crowns. If left undiagnosed, the resulting cavity and any accompanying infection can destroy the tooth. In these cases the tooth must be extracted. An implant can be placed immediately after the extraction.
Previously Extracted Tooth Site
There are many reasons why a patient may have delayed replacing missing or extracted teeth. Even years later the sites of previously extracted teeth are still able to receive an implant.
Multiple and Full Mouth Implants
Dr. Youssef Obeid believes that no one should go to bed with his or her teeth in a mason jar.
Multiple Dental Implants can be the solution when patients have lost several or all of their teeth. At Obeid Dental, we offer a variety of options that fit individualized desires and budgets.
Dental Bridges and Dentures
Patients can choose between fixed bridges or implant supported removable dentures. Patients also have many choices in the material for their implant bridges, from individualized porcelain bridges to the more economic hybrid acrylic to metal bridges. All options will be discussed with visual aids at the time of the treatment plan presentation.
Immediate Same Day Dental Implants
Same Day Implants
If you are about to lose all of your teeth or have lost all of your teeth and are currently wearing a full denture, then this procedure is highly recommended for you.
The most difficult experience in dentistry is the transition from having teeth to wearing a conventional removable denture even, for a short period of time. With the immediate load protocol or teeth in a day, the implants will be placed the same day of extraction with delivery of an immediate fixed cosmetic and functional temporary acrylic bridge. This procedure is all done on the same day, in one office, Obeid Dental by Dr. Youssef Obeid.
The procedure will require some pre-planning and the recovery is fast. The conservative surgery and the ability to receive a fixed temporary on the same day will ensure you have a speedy recovery, a quick return to work and back to your normal lifestyle in a short period of time.