Park Forest Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center – Arlington TX
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What Are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Ismaili and Dr. Carmichael are able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Drs. Ismaili and Carmichael perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Park Forest Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center
Patient Review By Kathy S
I broke a crown off before Christmas. I had my tooth extracted and bone graft done in preparation for an implant. Dr. Carmichael and his assistant Jennifer were wonderful. I was a little anxious but they reassured me and the procedure was done efficiently. I have very little pain, no swelling and felt wonderful after surgery. They were awesome!!
- Kathy S
Patient Review By MARY S
Hard to say wonderful experience due to what was done to my mouth, but the staff made it a wonderful experience as did the doctor. Job well done.
- MARY S
Patient Review By Kimberlee E
Very friendly & knowledgeable
- Kimberlee E
Patient Review By Tishey H
The staff was caring, professional, friendly. Dr Carmichael was extremely professional and knowledgeable.
- Tishey H
Patient Review By Barry C
Don't Change a Thing, Y'all are Awesome on every front. Very Impressive
- Barry C
Patient Review By Joi B
I was very fearful of the dental implant and sinus lift procedures due to some negative experiences in other dental offices. Dr. Ismaili and his staff did an excellent job of educating and alleviating my concerns; they were very understanding. I also value their punctuality and professionalism; it goes without saying customer service is hard to come by these days, but this staff is all over it! Thank you Dr. Ismaili and Staff!!!
- Joi B
Patient Review By David H
Dr. Ismali is bar none the best doctor I've ever experienced! I would absolutely recommend his services to all my friends, family, and co-workers! David Henry
- David H
Patient Review By Rasool K
Dr. Haroon Ismaili was recommended to my wife for dental implant by her fried and she had exceptional experience with Dr. Ismaili’s expertise, professionalism, care, kindness and passion to his patients. Then I did have dental implant done by Dr. Ismaili as well and I had the same firsthand experience of outstanding service and I was really impressed with Dr. Ismaili’s gentle care and expertise, modern office and advanced medical equipment. We both got a phone call by Dr. Ismaili and by his wonderful staff to check and make sure that everything went well and to see how well we were doing. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Dr. Ismaili and all his excellent staff for their kindness and concern. I actually need another dental implant and looking forward to go have the procedure to be done. Rasool Kenarangui
- Rasool K
Patient Review By Adebisi Y
- Adebisi Y
Patient Review By Robyn
I was impressed with the cheerfulness of everyone in the office. They are very efficient and helpful. The procedure went smoothly and Dr. Ismaili was easy to talk with and explained everything to my satisfaction. I would be happy to recommend this office to everyone.