Posted on June 30, 2015
A smile is a lot of things. It’s contagious. It’s a mood improver, a stress reliever. It is a universal symbol for happiness and friendship. Unfortunately, you may find yourself not smiling, especially if you have broken, decayed, or missing teeth. Sometimes, people who have a removable dental device also fear smiling because they are afraid of it slipping or clicking. If this sounds like you, dental implants may be the right choice for you.
Dental implants are proven to work. They replace a missing tooth (or teeth) with a prosthesis that looks and functions like natural teeth. The surgical process is rather simple: the titanium post, called the implant, is inserted into the jaw bone. It will incorporate within your natural jaw bone while you heal for several weeks. This is called osseointegration, and it is vital to a successful dental implantation. After healing is complete, an abutment and a crown are secured together.
To remedy several broken, missing, or decayed teeth, you may be told by your oral surgeon that the All-on-4® Treatment Concept is the appropriate surgery for you. The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a type of dental implant procedure that utilizes 4 specialized implants that result in full-arch restoration, which is unlike a single dental implant that replaces an individual tooth and tooth root. It is such a popular procedure because patients experience a quick surgical procedure with long-term results. Many All-on-4® Treatment Concept patients are glad they choose this procedure and enjoy their secure, natural-looking, long-lasting results.
Everyone should be able to express themselves comfortably. But even beyond that, eating the foods you love and not worrying about a detachable dental prosthesis is also something to smile about. Dental implants offer more than new teeth; they offer individual confidence and a restored life.
We know we can help you find your best smile, so please contact our office today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Marashi will provide a comprehensive examination to determine your best procedure plan so you can experience the best outcome.
Amir Marashi, MD, DDS received his undergraduate training at Mercer University in Atlanta where he was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He attended dental school at the University of Minnesota where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction.
Dr. Marashi completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Louisiana State University and the University of Rochester. He also attended medical school at Louisiana State University where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree Cum Laude, followed by a year of medical residency.
After residency, Dr. Marashi joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the department of surgery at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, training oral and maxillofacial surgery residents. Dr. Marashi is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.