The Process of Having a Dental Implant – Video by Leading Burbank Dental Implant Dentist

The process of having a dental implant is very unique for each situation. This video, that I made in my office in Burbank, will help you understand the basics of what is involved. It explains how the procedure is done and sequenced.

A dental implant can be completed in as short as one single appointment in one day, or it may take a few months.Depending on the process, the cost can vary.

The process is illustrated on my website.

If you cant see the video, watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlDRhHH8tsM

A related topic is "immediate dental implants" which is something I have done very routinely for about 10 years.

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Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
Burbank, California
http://www.burbankdentalimplants.com


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8 thoughts on “The Process of Having a Dental Implant – Video by Leading Burbank Dental Implant Dentist

  1. Anne

    Hi, How do I know if the periodontist completed a bone graph? He told me all looked good before surgery, and he didn’t think he’d need to do one, and my surgery lasted an hour but according to my bill, I was charged for a bone graph. I was not alert as I was medicated for the surgery. They didn’t inform my husband of any additional procedures. Just wondering before I contact them to question it, is there a way for me to know if it was done? I don’t have a reason not to trust this Dr., I would just like to put my mind at ease. Any info is appreciated. He did an extraction and the implant at the same time.

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    1. Ramsey Amin DDS

      Hi Anne,

      Most dentists are very honest people. And I am sure you’re in good hands. Not all bone graft show on x-ray from day one so you may not be able to see it that way. I would just ask to find out what type of bone was used exactly for the bone graft. It could have been your own bone, cadaver bone, cow bone, or a number of synthetic bone graft materials

      Very respectfully,

      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry

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  2. Michelle

    I had a tooth extracted and sinus lift on July 17, its 11 days later and I’m still swollen. Its not like the peak swelling I had 2 days after surgery, but ut is noticable. I have a puffy cheek, and my smile is cricked. I just want my smile back. How long does swelling typically last? I don’t have any pain. When I do smile, I feel pulling where they pulled the gum back to put the granulas. I have an appointment in 3 days for my post op visit. Please tell me my face will go back to normal! I’ve been in tears over this!!
    Thank you!!
    Sincerely,
    Michelle

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    1. Ramsey Amin DDS

      Hi Michelle,

      Your face will return to normal 😉

      It is unusual to have this type swelling for this long though. It may be unique to you. We all respond differently to procedures. I try to employ surgical protocols that reduce swelling and pain.

      I assume you had a large lateral window sinus graft and that the extraction was not in that area.
      ????

      Hang in there and keep me posted.

      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

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  3. Dr Achint Khullar

    Hello sir,Myself a postgraduate student from India M.D.S 2nd year prosthodontics,
    I just have a query can we actually splint implant and tooth for an overdenture??

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    1. Ramsey Amin DDS

      Hello Doctor,

      If you do a literature review you will find the hard science to support your decision.

      I would not suggest connecting implants to teeth. They are different and the natural tooth frequently fails.

      Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
      Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
      Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

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  4. Dr. Ramsey Amin

    Hi Linda,
    I just encountered this very same situation earlier today in my office in Burbank.
    If I understand you correctly, the dental implant crown would be connected to the natural tooth. The goal of this would be to decrease the mobility of the adjacent tooth #15 by connecting it to the solid dental implant.
    If this is the case, I would not recommend this. Connecting a natural tooth to an implant is not successful in the long term and is reserved for the rarest of situations. Historically this combination has a low success rate and use to be done in the 1970’s to the early 1990’s.
    That said…each situation is very unique.
    Do you have tooth #16, the wisdom tooth, behind it? Do you live near Los Angeles, to come in for a second opinion?
    Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
    Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
    Burbank, California
    http://www.burbankdentalimplants.com

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  5. Linda

    Dear Dr. Amin,
    I really need a second opinion within this week and I would be so thankful if you could help me out.
    Last July started a dental implant procedure with a bone graft and had the titanium screw put in as well. I went back today and my dentist says that the implant (for tooth #14) is very stable. However, the adjacent molar (#15) is slightly wobbly and he says that will affect the placement of the implant’s crown. In order for the implant to be stabilized, I have to get a bridge between #14 and 15, which means I have to pay for another crown.
    I am confused about this because wouldn’t the placement of the implant crown stabilize the adjacent tooth? What would happen if I did not the bridge?
    Thank you so much for your time and I hope to hear back from you soon. ]
    -Linda

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