Sammy Noumbissi, DDS MS has been a ceramic implant specialist for over ten years. He received his DDS from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC in 1998. He also has earned both a certificate in Implant Dentistry and a Masters of Science in Implant Surgery. He strives to stay on top of the most recent advances in implant surgeries and dental treatments as well as staying ahead of the curve with the technological advances surrounding his field of expertise. His continued efforts to perfect his skills in implant dentistry truly set him apart from other dentists not only in Maryland but in the nation.
Sammy Noumbissi DDS MS earned his DDS from Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington DC. He furthered his dental training by attending the full time three-year Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University in California. His advanced studies culminated with a certificate in Implant Dentistry and a Masters of Science in Implant Surgery.
Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington DC
1994-1998: Doctor of Dental Surgery, June 1998
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda CA
Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry 1999-2002
Certificate in Implant Dentistry, March 2002
Masters of Science in Implant Dentistry, September 2005
10 articles in peer reviewed international dental journals
5 articles in national dental journals
Member editorial Board: Journal of Implant and Clinical Dentistry JIACD
Member editorial board: Oral Implantology Section Oro-Facial Chronicle
Member editorial board: Dentistry and Medical Research Open Access Online Journal
Reviewer: Journal of Oral Implantology, American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
METAL FREE DENTAL IMPLANTS
Ceramic dental implants provide better aesthetics, a more permanent tooth replacement solution, and better biocompatibility than titanium implants, metal implants, dental bridges, or dentures.
The difference mainly lies in the extent of augmentation to correct the bone defect as result of bone loss. When implants are in consideration for replacing missing teeth, the quality and the quantity of existing jawbone structure are crucial for successful implantation and implant integration. Often as a result of periodontal disease, trauma or long term tooth loss, there is not enough bone structure remaining to safely and optimally support the proposed dental implant(s). Today, there are many surgical techniques available to augment jawbones. For example, one can augment the amount of bone in the posterior upper jaw by grafting bone to the ridge or the maxillary sinus.
The reasons range from very long term tooth loss, trauma, gunshot wounds and congenitally missing teeth. In such cases the most common method of reconstruction is the use in the outpatient office is by means of a bone block. This bone block can be your own or a sterile block obtained from a tissue bank.