Dental Implants


Dental implants are a natural looking replacement for missing teeth. They provide the same function as your natural tooth root.The dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails. Just like a tooth root, it is placed into the jawbone.Implants are very durable and can last a lifetime, requiring the same care as natural teeth; brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups.Titanium metal is used because of its compatibility with bone and oral tissues. Dental implants can replace a single tooth or a full arch of teeth which have been lost due to injury or disease.Dental implants give our patients the confidence to eat and chew again. They are stable inside the mouth, and a tooth colored crown with the same color, shape, and size of your adjacent teeth is placed on top of the implant.

Do Implants Need Special Care?

Our dentist will give you instructions on how to look after your implant. They may give you some painkillers after the surgery - or check whether you have them at home - to take over the next few days if you need them. The success rate is very high. Our dentist will need to see you for regular follow ups to meet your expectations. Good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) is very important to maintain a long lasting, healthy dental implant.

Are You A Candidate For Implants?

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.


Dental implants have a high success rate and are a treatment option for all patients with the exception of smokers. Our Dentist will review your past medical history, past surgical history, and any medications you take. If the height and width of your bone is too little, a bone graft will likely be placed and allowed to heal for three to four months.

What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used?

Placement of your dental implants and any bone grafting can be performed with or without IV sedation under local anesthesia.

Dental implants are a great way to replace a single tooth, several missing teeth or a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.  Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. Her to him Dr.Reza Shamisa has advanced training in implant dentistry that allows her to assist Sidney area patient who want to restore their smile with permanent and natural looking dental implants.  

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone.  The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.

Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.

What does getting dental implants involve?

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.

X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant.  While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months.  Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place.  With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.

After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor.  Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete.  After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed.  Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.

Dental implants are the optimum solution for replacement teeth.

  • Dental implants feel so natural, just like your own teeth
  • Dental implants look like your real teeth
  • Dental implants work like real teeth (not like Dentures)
  • Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth

What Are Dental Implants & Why?


Everyone deserves a beautiful smile. With the tremendous advances in aesthetic dentistry, there's no reason to put up with anything less. With dental implants, missing teeth can now be easily, comfortably, and beautifully replaced.

Dental implants are a natural looking replacement for missing teeth. They provide the same function as your natural tooth root.The actual dental implant is a small, sturdy, titanium post that acts as the root structure would for a natural tooth. A dental implant is placed into your upper or lower jawbone.Implants are very durable and can last a lifetime, requiring the same care as natural teeth; brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups.Titanium metal is used because of its compatibility with bone and oral tissues. Dental implants can replace a single tooth or a full arch of teeth which have been lost due to injury or disease.Dental implants give our patients the confidence to eat and chew again. They are stable inside the mouth, and a tooth colored crown with the same color, shape, and size of your adjacent teeth is placed on top of the implant.

The Surgical Procedure

Most of our patients will undergo two separate procedures. First, our Dentistwill prepare your bone and place the titanium post (implant) and allow the dental implant to fuse within your jaw bone for 3-4 months. In between surgeries, we will fabricate temporary teeth that fill in the missing space or spaces.
Secondly our well trained , Dentist will place a permanent tooth colored crown specially shaped and formed to match your adjacent teeth that will fit on top of your dental implant.

Surgical Advances

A new advancement is placement of dental implants in one surgery or "single stage." When the bone and gums are healthy and the anatomy is favorable, dentist can place a dental implant immediately after tooth extraction and a prosthetic tooth or crown is placed mimicking your adjacent teeth. Six weeks later the permanent crown will be placed.
In order complete a definitive treatment plan for your dental implants, a team approach is taken which includes the oral surgeon, the general dentist, and the patient. The oral surgeon places the titanium post (implant) within your jaw bone and the general dentist places the permanent crown on top of the implant. The patient will come in for close follow up to ensure all parties are meeting patient's expectations.

What Types Of Prosthesis Are Available?

How many crowns will you have on top of your dental implant? Single prosthesis means one crown. A fixed bridge or partial prosthesis means two or more implants will have two or more crowns. Finally, all of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw can replaced with a complete dental prosthesis or implant supported over denture. Our Surgeons will discuss with you how many dental implants you may need for the best outcome.

Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations?

One reason is that for a fixed bridge you may have cut down healthy neighboring teeth to anchor the bridge. Second reason is that studies show teeth used to anchor fixed bridge and partial denture have a failure rate of 30% after five to seven years. Third reason is that you can live a secure, healthy, active lifestyle with family and friends.

Are You A Candidate For Implants?

Dental implants have a high success rate and are a treatment option for all patients with the exception of smokers. Our Dentist will review your past medical history, past surgical history, and any medications you take. If the height and width of your bone is too little, a bone graft will likely be placed and allowed to heal for three to four months.
What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used?
Placement of your dental implants and any bone grafting can be performed with or without IV sedation under local anesthesia.

Do Implants Need Special Care?

The success rate is very high. Our dentist will need to see you for regular follow ups to meet your expectations. Good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) is very important to maintain a long lasting, healthy dental implant.

Sinus Graft

In the upper jaw above the back of the teeth, it is possible to increase the height of bone available by creating new bone in the sinus. This procedure is called a sinus grafting – a skilled surgeon can deliver very predictable results in this location. Without the general success of this technique, many patients would be unable to have implants in a part of the mouth where teeth are so commonly missing.

Without a Sinus Graft, it would not be possible to place implants in this case.

The bone is too thin.
The Sinus Graft is a technique of raising the sinus floor so that there is sufficient space to augmentation additional bone that will help support dental implants. We need a minimum of 10mm bone thickness to support an implant.

The 1st molar was removed and only a thin layer of bone is present. Like in Picture 1 above, without a Sinus Graft, it would not be possible to place implants in this case. The bone is too thin.

The sinus floor has been lifted and filled with bone grafting material. About 6 months later the implant will be placed.

Teeth-In-A-Day

This is a treatment ideal for patients that are completely edentulous, with existing dentures, or for those who need to replace loose, severely decayed or failing teeth with a fixed tooth replacement option. Your new teeth will feel like permanent teeth, function like permanent teeth and are cared for like permanent teeth.Teeth in a Day is a tooth replacement process in which a full arch of missing teeth is replaced with 4 dental implants and fixed (non-removable) prosthesis.If you are not a current candidate for full tooth replacement, keep in mind that Teeth in a Day may be the ideal solution for a friend or family member. Advances in dental technology allow us to provide a superior result at an affordable price. The procedure can be completed in one day and the recovery time and discomfort is minimal. As one of our valued patients, we have negotiated special pricing for you with our treatment team.If you would like to find out more about Teeth in a Day, please contact our office to schedule a comprehensive exam and get more information.