Our philosophy has always been to do what’s in the best interest of our patients. That is why when we use the highest quality implant products from the top Swiss manufacturers. (Not some other sub-par alternative you may find at other practices). Their research in this field has made them the foremost pioneers in dental the industry and the science behind it. By having doctors with over 65 years of combined experience, we are among the leading implant specialists in the nation. This knowledge and experience give us the ability to deliver the highest quality implants, designed to last longer and make your smile shine brighter.
Be sure to ask your dentist if a dental implant is the best option for you. While many may qualify for an implant, another form of treatment can be better suited for your individual needs. An in-depth screening is performed to ensure every possible solution is considered. Afterward, all options are thoroughly explained, including what you can expect before, during, and post-surgery.
What does a dental implant procedure entail?
Before the surgery, we evaluate your vital signs, take X-Rays, and use a CT Scan. Doing so determines if an implant is the best course of action and allows us to identify additional considerations such as bone grafts, which may be necessary to perform before the procedure. In other words, we make certain your smile will look its best.
Next, an implant dentist will review all vitals and CT scans. They will use this information to make a customized treatment plan to meet all of your needs. For example, should there be a need to either extract a tooth and/or do a bone graft, a follow-up visit will be needed in 4 – 7 days to remove the sutures and determine if any additional treatment is necessary. The next visit will be in approximately three months to evaluate the progress of the bone graft. This is important to maximize the strongest resistance to mastication and chewing forces.
Bone Grafting at Maryland Dental Center
We do a unique procedure called PRF ( Platelet Rich Fibrin) if you would need bone grafting. we do it by taking about four vials of 9ml blood from you, centrifuge it and separate the PRF layer and plasma and use it in conjunction with the bone graft itself mixed and placed on surgical site together. while this is a new technique, its value has been known to many general surgeons over the years and only recently has been introduced to the field of Dentistry. Combined with traditional bone grafting materials the results are superb. From sinus lift to ridge augmentation and block bone grafting we are the place to go to. Put this with our experienced doctors and surgeons and in house CT scan the results are always predictable.
Unlike other practices, we do not perform one-day implants. Nor do we finish the procedure in 30 minutes. Effective dental implant procedures require not only ample healing time but require several steps that are best not rushed.
On the day of surgery, we will have available all implant sizes necessary for the best results. To ensure those results, we utilize our in-office CT Scan to adjust and verify the position of each implant during the course of the surgery. Our doctors have placed over 5000 dental implants and we strive to make you feel comfortable. Rest assured that you are in good hands at Maryland Dental Center.
Article by “Kourosh Mehrabian DDS, FICOI”