Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Elbaz is 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 implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction – further minimizing the number of surgical procedures.
Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While Dr. Elbaz performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary, the restorative dentist (your dentist) makes the tooth that will attach to the implant. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis (crown, flipper, or denture) needed during the implant process.