Dental Implants

Dental implants are an advanced medical technology for the treatment of tooth loss. A titanium implant is implanted in the toothless area of the jawbone. The jawbone then fuses with the titanium surface providing a strong anchorage for the implant. The implant functions as a support for the dental prosthesis constructed over it.  

If you have missing teeth due to injury or disease, then you will benefit from getting dental implants. You may also be a good candidate for dental implants if you find it difficult to wear removable dentures. Your health history will be evaluated before you get dental implants. Additional procedures may be necessary before Dental Implants are performed before placing the implants. Such procedures are explained below.

Dr. Basha training and experience has qualified her to be a Fellow in International Congress of Oral Implantologist (FICOI).

Bone Grafting

Bone grafts in extraction sites are very successful. Those sites will be filled with synthetic and specially-treated donor material that has been successfully used for over 30 years. When the hole that is left behind the extracted root is filled, the graft will be used by the surrounding bone cells in the following way:

The bone cells will create more bone. This is a process that is known as osseo conduction. There are materials inside of the grafts that are used by bone cells to repopulate the site.

Sinus Lift

 This is a surgical procedure which aims to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw bone, in the area of the premolar and molar teeth, by lifting the lower sinus membrane and placing a bone graft.

When a tooth is lost the alveolar process begins to remodel. The vacant tooth socket collapses as it heals leaving a toothless area, termed a ridge. This collapse causes a loss in both height and width of the surrounding bone. In addition, when a maxillary molar or premolar is lost, the floor of the maxillary sinus expands, which further diminishes the thickness of the underlying bone. Overall, this leads to a loss in volume of bone that is available for implantation of dental implants, which rely on osseointegration (bone integration), to replace missing teeth. The goal of the sinus lift is to graft extra bone into the maxillary sinus, so more bone is available to support a dental implant.