Dental Implants

In the past, dentists would try to keep or replace teeth with treatments such as root canals, bridges, and fixed or removable dentures. Unfortunately, a significant number of root canal treated teeth fail, bridges require that healthy adjacent teeth be cut down and removable dentures can often be unstable and require the use of sticky adhesives. Dental implants are a solution to these problems, and many of the concerns associated with natural teeth are eliminated, including dental decay.

At the SCDC, we realize that dental implants combine the best of modern science and technology, including a team approach spanning several disciplines.

Same Day Implants

If you have a fractured or decayed tooth that needs to be extracted, a dental implant may be placed at the time of tooth extraction.

Immediate implant placement at the time of extraction of a non-infected tooth can reduce overall treatment time by 2 to 6 months.

Thanks to our specialist exceptional approach, Dr AKOURY offers now the extremely specialized procedure of Immediate Loading (Same Day Implants) to many of our patients.

Denture Stabilization

Too many people who have conventional dentures don’t wear them for the simple fact that they don’t stay in place. Dental implants offer a way to keep dentures in place and allow you to go about your daily life with confidence.

The use of dental implants to stabilize dentures has proven to be successful for hundreds of thousands of people. The number is growing daily as word spreads of the effectiveness and long-term integrity of the treatment.

In the procedure titanium screws (implants) with integrated ball-tops are inserted into the jaw, where they will fuse into the bone.  The procedure typically takes about an hour, and can be done under local anesthesia. Your existing denture is modified to sit comfortably over the implants during the healing phase.

After the implants have healed, your denture is modified to snap onto the ball-tops.  The denture will be secure until you remove it for cleaning.  Simply apply upward pressure to the front of the denture with your thumbs to unseat the denture