Dental Implants

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.

What Are Dental Implants?


The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

The Surgical Procedure

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is forming new replacement teeth.

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Brar will uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums and will act as anchors for the artificial teeth. When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Brar is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of eight 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. Advances in dental implant technology have made it possible, in select cases, to extract teeth and place implants with crowns at one visit. This procedure is called immediate loading.

Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While Dr. Brar performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary, the restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

What Types Of Prosthesis Are Available?

A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by the dentist.

Dr. Brar performs in-office implant surgery in a hospital-style operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility. Inpatient hospital implant surgery is for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting from the jaw, hip or tibia.

Why Dental Implants?

Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve you life. When you lose several teeth whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for oral rehabilitation more than 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.

Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations?

There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a partial at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.

Are You A Candidate For Implants?

If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If you mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.

What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used?

The majority of dental implants and bone graft can be performed in the office setting.  Dr. Brar will provide you with your anesthesia options during your office consultation.

Do Implants Need Special Care?

Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.

North Sound Oral and Facial Surgery P.S.

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This is a very caring and compassionate staff. The doctor wanted to make sure I didn't hurt. He was always on time; the staff was very helpful. Rated 5 out of 5.

- Sue S

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I was immediately put at ease when entering the office by the staff and surgeon. All my concerns and questions were addressed with courtesy and expertise. During the process, their first concern was my comfort. I had absolutely no problems. If the need should arise to have another implant, I would not hesitate returning to this office.

- Cathie B

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This place is great! No one likes to go to the Dentist, or even the Oral Surgeon. So the staff there makes you feel welcome, relaxed, and most of all informed. Dr. Brar has an easygoing style married to great professionalism, the facility is first rate, parking is easy. This is an easy recommendation to anyone needing these services.

- David L

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Dr. Brar is a wonderfully caring doctor as well as a consummate professional. He uses the latest equipment, and always lets his patients know what his is doing and why. The patients that my family dentist has sent to Dr. Brar for implants have had a 100% success rate with the procedure. Dr. Brar's staff is also friendly and competent, and seems to enjoy very much working with him. I highly recommend Dr. Brar.

- Edward G

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From start to finish over more than the course of a year I have been treated with extraordinary care, concern, compassion and dignity not only by Doctor Brar but by the entire staff. This has been an exceptional medical experience the likes of which I have never previously enjoyed. Doctor Brar goes out of his way to insure patient comfort, lessen anxiety, explain procedures and insure a superior outcome. Office administration is capably handled by Mary Nelson who goes out of her way to insure timely appointments, minimal wait times and acommodates any request with personable skill and flair. I hope to never need the services of this clinic again but if I do, you can rest assured I will not hesitate to recontact them again.

- Patrick C

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From start to finish over more than the course of a year I have been treated with extraordinary care, concern, compassion and dignity not only by Doctor Brar but by the entire staff. This has been an exceptional medical experience the likes of which I have never previously enjoyed. Doctor Brar goes out of his way to insure patient comfort, lessen anxiety, explain procedures and insure a superior outcome. Office administration is capably handled by Mary Nelson who goes out of her way to insure timely appointments, minimal wait times and acommodates any request with personable skill and flair. I hope to never need the services of this clinic again but if I do, you can rest assured I will not hesitate to recontact them again.

- Patrick C

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From start to finish over more than the course of a year I have been treated with extraordinary care, concern, compassion and dignity not only by Doctor Brar but by the entire staff. This has been an exceptional medical experience the likes of which I have never previously enjoyed. Doctor Brar goes out of his way to insure patient comfort, lessen anxiety, explain procedures and insure a superior outcome. Office administration is capably handled by Mary Nelson who goes out of her way to insure timely appointments, minimal wait times and acommodates any request with personable skill and flair. I hope to never need the services of this clinic again but if I do, you can rest assured I will not hesitate to recontact them again.

- Patrick C

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From start to finish over more than the course of a year I have been treated with extraordinary care, concern, compassion and dignity not only by Doctor Brar but by the entire staff. This has been an exceptional medical experience the likes of which I have never previously enjoyed. Doctor Brar goes out of his way to insure patient comfort, lessen anxiety, explain procedures and insure a superior outcome. Office administration is capably handled by Mary Nelson who goes out of her way to insure timely appointments, minimal wait times and acommodates any request with personable skill and flair. I hope to never need the services of this clinic again but if I do, you can rest assured I will not hesitate to recontact them again.

- Patrick C

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From start to finish over more than the course of a year I have been treated with extraordinary care, concern, compassion and dignity not only by Doctor Brar but by the entire staff. This has been an exceptional medical experience the likes of which I have never previously enjoyed. Doctor Brar goes out of his way to insure patient comfort, lessen anxiety, explain procedures and insure a superior outcome. Office administration is capably handled by Mary Nelson who goes out of her way to insure timely appointments, minimal wait times and acommodates any request with personable skill and flair. I hope to never need the services of this clinic again but if I do, you can rest assured I will not hesitate to recontact them again.

- Patrick C

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From start to finish over more than the course of a year I have been treated with extraordinary care, concern, compassion and dignity not only by Doctor Brar but by the entire staff. This has been an exceptional medical experience the likes of which I have never previously enjoyed. Doctor Brar goes out of his way to insure patient comfort, lessen anxiety, explain procedures and insure a superior outcome. Office administration is capably handled by Mary Nelson who goes out of her way to insure timely appointments, minimal wait times and acommodates any request with personable skill and flair. I hope to never need the services of this clinic again but if I do, you can rest assured I will not hesitate to recontact them again.

- Patrick C

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From start to finish over more than the course of a year I have been treated with extraordinary care, concern, compassion and dignity not only by Doctor Brar but by the entire staff. This has been an exceptional medical experience the likes of which I have never previously enjoyed. Doctor Brar goes out of his way to insure patient comfort, lessen anxiety, explain procedures and insure a superior outcome. Office administration is capably handled by Mary Nelson who goes out of her way to insure timely appointments, minimal wait times and acommodates any request with personable skill and flair. I hope to never need the services of this clinic again but if I do, you can rest assured I will not hesitate to recontact them again.

- Patrick C

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

From start to finish over more than the course of a year I have been treated with extraordinary care, concern, compassion and dignity not only by Doctor Brar but by the entire staff. This has been an exceptional medical experience the likes of which I have never previously enjoyed. Doctor Brar goes out of his way to insure patient comfort, lessen anxiety, explain procedures and insure a superior outcome. Office administration is capably handled by Mary Nelson who goes out of her way to insure timely appointments, minimal wait times and acommodates any request with personable skill and flair. I hope to never need the services of this clinic again but if I do, you can rest assured I will not hesitate to recontact them again.

- Patrick C

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

From start to finish over more than the course of a year I have been treated with extraordinary care, concern, compassion and dignity not only by Doctor Brar but by the entire staff. This has been an exceptional medical experience the likes of which I have never previously enjoyed. Doctor Brar goes out of his way to insure patient comfort, lessen anxiety, explain procedures and insure a superior outcome. Office administration is capably handled by Mary Nelson who goes out of her way to insure timely appointments, minimal wait times and acommodates any request with personable skill and flair. I hope to never need the services of this clinic again but if I do, you can rest assured I will not hesitate to recontact them again.

- Patrick C

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I would not go to any other dentist for any of the procedures he performs. He is excellent.

- Sondra B

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It would be hard to speak more highly of Dr. Brar. Five years ago I had an upper molar extracted and an implant installed, and it’s worked perfectly. Recently, another leaky crown is causing me to have to do it again. The tooth has now been extracted, and in four months we’ll take the next step. I like Dr. Brar for many reasons. First, he’s a very gentle and caring man with a great support staff. In addition, he always carefully explains the issues and presents the alternatives. This is especially important with oral surgery, because the process of extracting a tooth and replacing it with an implant is expensive and can take several months. But because he has always set the right expectations, I have only been pleased with his work.

- John H

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I have been to many dentists and Dr. Brar and his staff are the best. The staff is courteous and friendly and wait time is kept to a minimum. Dr. Brar took time to make sure all my questions were answered and was considerate and concerned for my well being and comfort throughout the procedure. He did an excellent job and I had no discomfort during the procedure and almost non afterword. I have complete trust and confidence in his judgement and ability and highly recommend him.

- Nancy M

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Great office, staff and doctor. Never fun getting something like a dental implant, but they made it a wonderful experience!

- Karel M

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Awesome team and amazing experience!

- June M

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Go Hawks!

- Dwight P

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Great experience

- Bryan B

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