DENTAL IMPLANTS

As far as prosthetic treatments go, dental implants resemble the natural tooth most.

There exist multiple types of dental implant in the market. All consists of a portion which resembles the root of a natural tooth. We mention this component as we find it most critical.

For a dental implant to succeed, the implant must integrate with bone. In other words, human bone must hold onto the implant. This requires that there be sufficient bone, and quality bone. At Lux Dental, we utilize a CT scan to determine the quantity and quality of bone before placing implants. (see the video above of such a scan, and an implant placed in the front maxilla – Dr. Abe Abdul).

The next phase involves the restoration of the implant. The tooth component along with an abutment could be cement or screw retained. At Lux Dental, we usually prefer a screw retained system as it is safer to recover in case of complications.

The implant process from beginning to end could take 3 to 12+ months. To achieve success, a standard time line is irrelevant.

If you are interested in dental implants, make an appointment with Dr. Abdul, Cho or Hwang to discuss your options. We are more than happy to further educate you on the systems and protocols we use.

Posted by Abe Abdul on Friday, July 27, 2018

Special COVID-19 Alert Message

 

Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a company that cares deeply about our patients and team members, we have taken necessary measures to ensure the safety of all by employee and patient screening as well as added extreme sanitization measures.

 

So much is unknown right now, but one thing we do know is that we can help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect ourselves and our community by taking steps to limit our exposure to others. This is why we have made the decision to be open on a very limited number of hours on an emergency basis only. We will be checking our voice mailbox often, so please contact us if you need an emergency appointment. I’m confident we will get through these difficult times together.

-Dr. Abdulwaheed and team.

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