As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who began his training with dental implants 21 years ago and has been board certified to perform dental implant surgery for 17 years, Dr. Ramsey M. Fanous has the pleasure of seeing patients’ self-confidence restored with dental implants in a single-day. Dr. Fanous highlights a few reasons why dental implants are long-term choices, more beneficial than fixed-bridges, and why the “All-On-4” implant technique is much more desirable than dentures.
Statistics show that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. Furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth. Patients who are current denture wearers, or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations, can greatly benefit from the “All-On-4” implant technique.
At Texas Oral Surgery Group, Dr. Fanous’ approach to successful dental implants includes a comprehensive patient evaluation including a 3-D Cone Beam CT Scan and an oral exam, as well as, a review of the patient’s medical and dental history to determine the patient’s needs for a single-tooth implant, multiple-tooth implants, or the “All-On-4” implant technique.
Dental implants are increasingly used, because rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements that are surgically placed in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that "fuses" with the jawbone through a process called "osseointegration," dental implants never slip or make embarrassing noises that advertise the fact that a patient has "false teeth," and never decay, like teeth anchoring fixed bridges. Because dental implants fuse with the jawbone, bone loss is generally not a problem. A single-tooth implant can be inserted the same day as the natural tooth extraction and the multiple-tooth implants, or “All-On-4” implant process can sometimes be completed in a single-day or can range from three to six months, depending upon if bone grafting is necessary.
Qualified patients can have a full-set of new replacement teeth in a single-day with the “All-On-4” Implant Technique! Here are the major patient advantages of this technique over a technique using more than 4 implants:
- This technique is a permanent, non-removable (fixed) replacement for teeth that can be maintained as natural teeth, following proper hygiene protocol.
- Patients have a faster recovery time and greater comfort after surgery.
- Patient can often avoid bone graft surgery, because there are only four upper implants and four lower implants.
- These implants can last a lifetime, if cared for properly, and can prevent further bone loss.
- The patient’s full set of teeth will fit comfortably with every contour of their mouth, for a more youthful appearance.
- The patient’s ability to taste is not compromised, as no part of the roof of their mouth has to be covered (as with dentures, for example).
- The patient will have an efficient bite once more and can once again enjoy a variety of nourishing foods, greatly enhancing overall health.
The majority of dental implant techniques and bone grafting can be performed in Dr. Fanous’ state-of-the-art office with the assistance of his expert surgical staff utilizing various options for anesthesia. By working closely with a restorative dentist and a specialty dental technician, Dr. Fanous can offer a more personal, comprehensive, and affordable treatment plan than many of those seen on TV.
You may find more information at www.texasoralsurgerygroup.com. Feel free to contact Dr. Fanous’ staff with any questions at: email@example.com or by calling 972-471-9596.
Texas Oral Surgery Group
Plano, Allen, Denton, Decatur, Gainesville TX
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About Ramsey M. Fanous, D.D.S.
Board Certified by the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery: Dr. Fanous has been practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery since 1995, with an emphasis on soft and hard tissue facial trauma, implants, bone grafting and jaw surgery. He received a BBA in finance and economics from Baylor University, and graduated with honors from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 1990. Dr. Fanous completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1995.
Dr. Fanous is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, where he has been involved on a national level. Dr. Fanous is also a Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the North Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, where he served as president. Dr. Fanous has served on the Board of the Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has been listed consistently in D Magazine as a “Best Dentist” in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and in 2012 was selected as one of Texas’ Best Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons by TexasDoctorAwards.com and TIME magazine.
Dr. Fanous is an active staff member of the Medical Center of Plano; has lectured on soft and hard tissue trauma, orthognathic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and implants in Mexico City, Philippines, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Austin; and has volunteered his time to perform corrective cleft lip and palate surgeries for children in the Philippines.