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
Implants are a great alternative to teeth bridges and removable partial dentures. Rather than grinding otherwise healthy teeth to place bridges, multiple dental implants can be performed with significant improvement of function over bridges and partials.
Obeid Dental, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, has been the destination for dental implants in Chevy Chase, Bethesda and the Washington DC Metropolitan area for more than 20 years.
We utilize the following implant brands: Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Emerginova and always factory direct parts. We use E-Max (Ivoclar VivaDent) and LAVA Zirconia (3M) for our all ceramic restorations and only high nobel alloy if porcelain to metal crowns are needed
Working with our in house lab and master technician ensure that the second step of your implant, the final restoration, will be as flawless as the surgery.
Figure 1 Before: Patient requires Extraction of four teeth due to trauma
Figure 2 Before: Close up to four front teeth that require Extraction
Figure 3: Extraction, Immediate Implant Placement and Final Abutments after three months
Figure 4 After: Four Implants with four All Ceramic Crowns by Dr. Youssef Obeid
Figure 5 After: Multiple Implants close up, four Implants to replace the front teeth
by Dr. Youssef Obeid
Figure 6 Before: Four missing teeth, Treatment Plan to replace with two Implants
Figure 7 Before, close up: Patient had metal allergies. Treatment Plan was developed to replace the missing teeth with All Ceramic Implants and All Ceramic Implant Bridge.
Figure 8: Two Ceramic Implants were placed and Ceramic Abutments
Figure 9 After: Smile with Implant Bridge. All Ceramic Bridge on two Ceramic Implants
by Dr. Youssef Obeid
Figure 10 After: Close up for the Implant Bridge by Dr. Youssef Obeid
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
Immediate implant placement, immediate implant loading, same day implants, or how about teeth in a day? These are all different descriptions for the same procedure that involve taking a tooth or multiple teeth out, placing an dental implant in the same day without waiting for the area to heal from the extraction and in some cases place a fixed temporary (not permanent restoration) in the same day.
It can be done for one tooth, multiple teeth or the full mouth.
Dr. Obeid, a Board certified Prosthodontist, has been doing Immediate Implant placement on a routine basis since 2001. The procedure has evolved and grown more sophisticated as years progressed. It gained more popularity and public awareness when a mega financial company called Clear Choice started to acquire dental offices and spend millions of dollars on an ad campaign that championed the Teeth in a Day concept.
The result was commercial success that provided a ‘one size fits all’ treatment. At Obeid Dental we have been perfecting this immediate loading for 20 years and offer a custom, tailored approach for each case because quite simply, one size does not fit all. The concept of all on 4 implants can’t work for everybody. Some need 6 implants, some 8 and some can benefit from saving their teeth and getting conventional dentistry.
Dentistry is part science and part art. Make sure you choose the right specialist for this complex and highly individualized treatment.
At Obeid Dental, we have a pointed advantage of having all the steps done by Dr. Obeid. That includes tooth extraction, surgical implant placement, the immediate fabrication of the fixed temporary bridge and any follow up appointment. You get highly Individualized treatment from a deeply skilled and experienced specialist that you can trust, start to finish. An added bonus is exceptional quality from of the state of the art in-house dental lab and master technician who will complete your final restoration.
Figure 1 Before: Note the level of decay and the unpleasant smile
Figure 2 Before: Close up of decay and damaged teeth
Figure 3 Before: Immediate Fixed Temporary on the day of the Extraction
Figure 4 Before: Close up for the Immediate Temporary Bridge after Implant Placement
Figure 5 After: Final Smile with Fixed Implant Bridge by Dr. Youssef Obeid
Figure 6 After: Upper and Lower Full Mouth Implant Bridge by Dr. Youssef Obeid
Figure 7 Before: Patient needs Full Mouth Implant Bridge
Figure 8 Before: Note the status of the teeth. Patient needs Extraction and Immediate Implants
Figure 9 Before: Same day Immediate Fixed Temporary. Patient leaves the office with a Fixed Bridge on the day of the Extraction and Implant Placement (Teeth out, Teeth in)
Figure 10: Immediate Fixed Temporary after two months of healing, ready for the Final Bridge
Figure 11 After: Smile with a Full Mouth Implant Bridge by Dr. Youssef Obeid
Figure 12 After: Full Mouth All Ceramic Implant Bridge by Dr. Youssef Obeid