Dr. Mohamed Attia is fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry AAID
Dental implants are complex, sophisticated devices that require specialized training and expertise to fit properly. To ensure your dental implant surgery is a success, it’s vitally important to choose an AAID-credentialed dental implant dentist – not simply a dentist who does implants
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Permanent solution for tooth loss
Dental implants are the perfect replacement for a missing tooth. Dental implants look like a natural tooth and feel and function like one too! which helps you to perform proper oral hygiene and smile with confidence. The dental implant placement procedure consists of replacing the missing or damaged tooth with the implant which is either Titanium or ceramic, and then replacing the missing tooth crown with a crown using an abutment, which connects the crown with the screw.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
Here at Alexandria Center of Dentistry, we use the most advanced technologies to prevent you from feeling any pain. Dental implant surgery has become a very easy, pain-free procedure. We use anesthesia to numb the area and we are using the latest modern technology to make your implant procedure very fast, precise and painless. Dr. Attia used the latest available technology like CT-Scan and 3D scanners to scan your teeth and digitally treatment plan your treatment. Then, using our modern 3D printer to fabricate a surgical guide which makes your surgery quick and easy.
We always make sure our patients are comfortable and have no pain using very potent dental anesthesia and comfort techniques. We also offer sedation if the patient prefers it. Most of our patients feel no or minimal discomfort after the procedure. healing is usually quick and predictable.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have many benefits and overall enhance the health of your mouth. With dental implants, you can improve your bite and eat/chew anything you want comfortably. In addition, implants help you keep the natural shape of your face and your jaw. Some patients even express that dental implants have helped them improve speech problems and articulate more clearly.
Bridges & Dentures
MULTIPLE OPTIONS FOR REPLACING YOUR MISSING TEETH
If you are missing one or more teeth, you have a number of options when selecting the replacement treatment best for you. When considering dentures versus bridges, you should evaluate which will provide you with optimal oral health and dental hygiene based on your needs and lifestyle.
Bridges or partial dentures?
Dental bridges act as a restorative bridge across a gap made by missing teeth. They are made to be permanent by cementing or bonding an artificial tooth (called a pontic) to natural teeth, teeth prepared with crowns, or implants next to the space. Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth; they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable. Fortunately, you have multiple options for replacing these missing teeth, including dental bridges. We can definitely help you to decide which type is the best in your case.
Five facts about dental implants:
- Ancient dental implants have been traced back to around 600 AD, when tooth-like pieces of shell were hammered into the jaw of a Mayan woman.
- Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth.
- In 1951, a small group of dentists who were successfully placing dental implants formed the AAID – American Academy of Implant Dentistry – to share their knowledge on the practice of implantology. AAID is the first professional organization in the world dedicated to advancing implant dentistry.
- In 1952, Swedish orthopedic surgeon P.I. Branemark discovered that titanium naturally fuses with bone, eventually switching his research focus to the mouth from the knee and hip.
- 3 million people in the United States have implants, a number that is growing by 500,000 annually.