Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions
Are Dental Implants a more difficult, painful procedure?
No. Dental Implant procedures are done under local anesthetic and are no different than any other dental procedures. The general process is in two procedures. The implant itself and placing a tooth on the implant. There can additional steps in the case of an extraction. Need more info? See Dr. Kasem
What is the difference between an implant and a bridge?
An implant and a bridge are two completely different things even though both are used to replace missing teeth. The implant is a screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. After healing is complete a post attachment is then placed over the implant and afterward, a crown is cemented over the implant post. The advantage of an implant is that it does not affect any other teeth. A bridge however, requires the grinding down of a tooth on each side of the missing tooth’s space. The abutment teeth, which have been ground down, are then used to support the bridge. The bridge is cemented over top of the grounded abutment teeth. .
The downfall with a bridge is that it is difficult to floss underneath the bridge and it costs more than an implant. Also sometimes, the side teeth can become more sensitive from being ground down and can have decay in the future.
Will anyone be able to tell that I have an implant?
No. Implants are virtually undetectable. No one will ever know that you have an implant. It will look just like a natural tooth..
Will I have to go to another dentist to have any of the implant work done?
No. We have our own dental laboratory on the premises and Dr. Kasem along with his highly trained technicians do all three phases of the implant process right in our office from the extraction to the implant placement, to the final restoration.
You will never have to expend any additional time, money or gas to go to another office and we are about 30% less expensive than dentists across the country.
This saves you additional time, travelling and expense. The entire treatment is handled by only one doctor who is responsible for the outcome.
I already have dentures and they move around in my mouth. Can implants help me?
Yes! Implants can be placed in the jaw and after the healing process is complete, dentures can be designed to attach to the implants. The Dental Implants will secure the dentures in place and they will be stable. This is all done right here in our Dental Implant Center. You will never have to use denture adhesive again. You will be able to speak and smile without ever worrying about the dentures slipping out of place again! You will once again be able to eat foods that you never thought you would be able to enjoy again such as steak, corn on the cob, nuts… and imagine biting into apples without having to cut them into small bite size pieces. The Dental Implants’ function and feel will improve your life like you never dreamed it could..