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Discovering the hidden truths: 5 surprising facts about dental implants with Dr. Sheema Samarrae

For many, dental implants have become the savior they never knew they needed.

Photo courtesy Dr. Sheema Samarrae
Photo courtesy Dr. Sheema Samarrae

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Tooth decay is a common enemy of all ages; from children to the elderly, the numbers are startling—57% of children, 59% of adolescents, and a whopping 96% of adults. For many, dental implants have become the savior they never knew they needed. Dr. Sheema Samarrae, a leading expert in the world of dentistry, opens up the floor to demystify the oft-overlooked marvels of dental implants.

More Than a Replacement, Almost a Replica

“There’s often a misconception that dental implants will feel artificial, but that couldn’t be further from the truth,” says Dr. Samarrae, who operates from her clinic, The Teal Umbrella. She emphasizes that dental implants come closest to mimicking natural teeth, not just in appearance but also in function. “They’re the gold standard for tooth replacement. It’s not just about filling a gap; it’s about restoring your natural self.”

Impervious to Decay, But Not Neglect

Interestingly, dental implants can’t get nor cause cavities. “The materials used, typically metal, porcelain, or ceramic, don’t decay,” Dr. Samarrae points out. However, she adds a word of caution: “Not being prone to cavities doesn’t mean you can neglect them. Gum health is crucial. Think of it like owning a luxury car. Just because it’s high-end doesn’t mean you skip the maintenance.”

Safety in Skill

While dental implant procedures have been around for a while, their safety largely depends on the expertise of the dentist. Dr. Samarrae, with her extensive training from institutes like the Toronto Implant Institute and the Pikos Implant Institute, assures, “When done by an experienced hand, it’s one of the safest procedures you can opt for. My team and I have worked with over 5,000 patients, and safety is always our first concern.”

Photo courtesy Dr. Sheema Samarrae

Strength in Structure

Most dental implant roots are crafted from titanium, a material renowned for its strength. “Titanium fuses with the bone, providing a stable anchor for the replacement tooth. This is what allows for durability and functionality,” Dr. Samarrae explains. This fusion process, known as osseointegration, ensures the longevity of the implant, making it a long-term solution rather than a quick fix.

A Catalyst for Bone Growth

One of the lesser-known benefits of dental implants is their ability to stimulate bone growth. “Not all dental procedures can claim this,” Dr. Samarrae says. “A dental implant not only fills a void but also encourages the surrounding bone to grow. It’s a two-fold benefit.”

Dr. Sheema Samarrae is a dentist with a mission, combining her love for art and science to create dental experiences that people can look forward to. “Dentistry isn’t just about dealing with teeth. It’s about holistic health, which starts with a healthy mouth,” she says. Her passion extends beyond her practice; she offers implant training courses for fellow dentists, constantly updating her own knowledge with extensive continuing education.

The Road Ahead

In the long run, Dr. Samarrae envisions expanding to a larger facility aimed not only at treating more patients but also at educating the next generation of dentists. “I’ve always said, being a dentist means you have a responsibility to constantly learn. The field is ever-evolving, and if you’re not moving forward, you’re falling behind.”

From her early days graduating in Baghdad to her re-education journey in Canada, Dr. Samarrae’s story is one of relentless pursuit for mastery in her field. Her career, studded with challenges, accolades, and breakthroughs, exemplifies her wisdom: “Dentistry is a fast-changing field. If you’re not willing to get your hands wet and adapt, you’ll be left behind.”

As she paves the way for a future of dentistry that is not just effective but also empathetic, one thing becomes clear: dental implants are more than just artificial teeth. They’re a testament to the strides that experts like Dr. Samarrae are making every day in the world of dental health, taking us all a step closer to brighter smiles and healthier lives.

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Jon Stojan is a professional writer based in Wisconsin. He guides editorial teams consisting of writers across the US to help them become more skilled and diverse writers. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

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