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Chino Hills Dental Implants - Maher Barsoum, DDS - Chino Hills, CA
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Discover how a dental implant can renew your smile with the help of Dr. Maher Barsoum. If you have an unsavable tooth or root due to fracture or decay, Dr. Barsoum can place a dental implant AT THE TIME of the extraction.
What is a dental implant?
Tooth loss can happen for a number of reasons, such as tooth fracture, decay that reaches the tooth nerves and roots, or periodontal disease. While we always strive to save natural teeth with quality restorative treatments, extraction is sometimes the better choice to help preserve the health of the rest of your mouth. Most patients are understandably devastated at the prospect of being seen without all of their teeth, but if you visit Maher Barsoum, DDS or one of his on-staff periodontists to obtain same-day dental implants in Upland, Chino and Chino Hills, your transition from tooth loss to replacement teeth will be seamless.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.
Why dental implants?
Even though you can replace your missing teeth with a denture or a fixed bridge, dental implants offer several advantages over these methods.
Bone loss in the jaw is an inevitable side effect of tooth loss because you lose the natural tooth roots that stimulate the bone to keep it dense. Dentures and bridges rest on top of the gums at the site of tooth loss and do not provide this stimulation. However, dental implants are titanium posts that are embedded in the jawbone just like real tooth roots and effectively keep the bone healthy and strong. This function of dental implants helps prevent the sunken facial appearance that makes people with tooth loss appear older than they are.
Implants also hold your tooth restorations firmly in the jaw so that they feel as stable as your natural teeth, unlike removable dentures that may fall out of place. Placing implants also doesn’t require removing a portion of your healthy teeth, unlike a crown-and-bridge system.
Are dental implants successful?
With more than three decades of clinical experience and over a million patients treated, statistics confirm a success rate of nearly 95 percent for individual Nobel Biocare dental implants*, and even higher for the bridges they support.
* Results based on dental implants and dental bridges remaining and in function over a five-year period.
How much do dental implants cost?
The fee for tooth replacement with dental implants depends on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of dental implants required to support your replacement teeth. Some additional procedures may be required prior to the placement of your dental implants to ensure the long-term health of your dental implants. To obtain a specific fee estimate, it is necessary to have Dr. Barsoum examine your mouth. After a thorough diagnostic examination, he will recommend the treatment that is best for you. Call to schedule a free consultation.
What are my implant dentistry options?
Your implant dentist in Chino, Chino Hills and Upland can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth with dental implants, and in most cases, the procedure can be performed immediately after extraction. For one missing tooth, we can place a single implant in the jawbone and top it with a crown made of natural-looking ceramic materials that match your other teeth. For multiple missing teeth, we’ll place two or more implants to stabilize a bridge. To replace all of the top or bottom teeth, we can anchor a full denture with four or more strategically placed implants.
With traditional implants, you’ll have to wait up to six months for the titanium cylinders to integrate with the bone — a process called osseointegration — before obtaining your permanent restorations. However, your Chino dental implant dentist can give you temporary restorations so that you don’t have to go without teeth for even a day.
If you already have a denture that is unstable and desire a less extensive implant procedure, your Upland dental implant dentist offers mini dental implants to anchor your prosthetic in place. This procedure uses smaller implants that require less healing time, allowing most patients to walk out of our office with an implant-supported denture in just a few hours.
Who is a Candidate?
Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants. The determining factor is the amount of available bone. Your dentist is the best person to evaluate whether dental implants are a viable solution for you.
Is old age a problem?
Occasionally, older patients express concern to Dr. Maher barsoum that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate dental implant treatment. Dr. Barsoum will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and health history.
What are the advantages of dental implants over dentures or a dental bridge?
Improved appearance: When you lose the entire tooth - crown and root - shrinkage of the jawbone may cause your face to look older. Dental implants can stop this process. A traditional denture or dental bridge doesn’t.
Preserve natural teeth: With traditional dental bridges, teeth adjacent to missing teeth are normally ground down to be used as anchors for a dental bridge. Dental implants often eliminate the need to modify healthy teeth.
Permanent solution: There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is need after placement. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
How will dental implants affect my life?
Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants placed by Dr. maher Barsoum often improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.
Will my new teeth look natural?
When dental implants are used in combination with modern restorative dentistry, their appearance, comfort and function are very likely to exceed your expectations. Often they are hard to tell apart from your natural teeth.
Will I be able to chew with the same force and pressure I use with my natural teeth?
Yes. Following a brief adaptation period, chewing capacity is comparable to that of natural teeth.
How much time is required for a dental implant placement?
Today, state-of-the-art guided surgical techniques are convenient alternatives to place dental implants and allow you to have the dental implant placed in a single session using keyhole surgery. This new method has significantly simplified the procedure, for both patients and dentists. The major advantage of the guided surgical technique is the minimal amount of manipulation of the soft tissue due to keyhole surgery. This significantly reduces the healing time and the discomfort normally associated with traditional dental implant surgical techniques.
The conventional process can take from three to six months. First, Dr. Maher Barsoum places the dental implant, which is left for three to six months to heal and integrate with the jawbone. During the healing period, your are given a temporary prosthesis until the permanent crown is put in place.
The procedure chosen depends on several factors, such as your dental health, the number of teeth involved and which teeth are replaced. These factors will also determine the total number of visits to Dr. Barsoum throughout the treatment period.
Is the treatment painful?
With any surgery, there can be some discomfort. Anesthesia and patient sedation are commonly administered to help reduce any discomfort during the dental implant process. Most guests report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated. Dr. Maher Barsoum will prescribe medications to ease any discomfort that may occur. Ask Dr. Barsoum to recommend another patient who has already had tooth replacement therapy to assess their personal experience.
How will I feel after the treatment?
It is normal to have some bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissues. But usually the discomfort, if any, is treated with an ordinary painkiller. You should expect to be able to work the next day.
How will I care for my dental implants?
Your new teeth must be cared for and checked regularly, just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist. See your dentist in six months, or more frequently if so advised.
Schedule a Free consultation with Dr. Maher Barsoum
If you have any questions about Dental Implants, please contact Dr. Maher Barsoum in his Chino or Upland office or make an appointment on-line. Dr. Barsoum has provided top-notch implant dentistry in Upland, Chino and Chino Hills for over 30 years and has an experienced periodontist on staff who places implants as well. If you need teeth extracted and want to replace them immediately, contact our dental office today to schedule your consultation for same-day dental implants.