Dr. Youssef Obeid is a Board Certified Prosthodontist who possesses both the knowledge and exclusive training to perform a wide range of simple and complex dental procedures.
A son of a jeweler, Dr. Obeid learned to make beautiful pieces of jewelry at an early age, before deciding to take those acquired skills and apply them to dentistry. After graduating from dental school in 1993, Dr. Obeid spent the next seven years in advanced residency training to refine his skills and perfect his craft, ultimately leading to the establishment of Obeid Dental. Obeid Dental is a private practice where patients receive world-class dentistry — whether it is implants, crowns, veneers, surgical procedures or fillings — all under one roof. Through his vast network of associates and colleagues worldwide, Dr. Youssef Obeid has a unique outreach to knowledge and understands the newest and latest techniques in the fields of implants and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Obeid believes that the best way to learn is through teaching. As a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland and an international lecturer, Dr. Obeid is able to provide his patients with the latest and most advanced treatment options.
Youssef Obeid, DDS,
Board Certified Prosthodontist
Single Implant placement is the treatment of choice when someone is missing or about to loose a tooth. With proper diagnosis and good timing, we can offer an immediate dental implant placement option on the same day as tooth removal. Dr. Obeid can perform the surgery without cutting the gum (flapless surgery), which means no sutures, minimum discomfort, little to no swelling and a comfortable recovery.
We can also provide a fixed temporary the same day. In short, you walk into Obeid Dental with a tooth and you leave with a tooth.
Dr. Youssef Obeid believes that no one should go to bed with his or her teeth in a mason jar.
Multiple Dental Implants can be the solution when patients have lost several or all of their teeth. At Obeid Dental, we offer a variety of options that fit individualized desires and budgets.
Patients can choose between fixed bridges or implant supported removable dentures. Patients also have many choices in the material for their implant bridges, from individualized porcelain bridges to the more economic hybrid acrylic to metal bridges. All options will be discussed with visual aids at the time of the treatment plan presentation.
If you are about to lose all of your teeth or have lost all of your teeth and are currently wearing a full denture, then this procedure is highly recommended for you.
The most difficult experience in dentistry is the transition from having teeth to wearing a conventional removable denture even, for a short period of time. With the immediate load protocol or teeth in a day, the implants will be placed the same day of extraction with delivery of an immediate fixed cosmetic and functional temporary acrylic bridge. This procedure is all done on the same day, in one office, Obeid Dental by Dr. Youssef Obeid.
The procedure will require some pre-planning and the recovery is fast. The conservative surgery and the ability to receive a fixed temporary on the same day will ensure you have a speedy recovery, a quick return to work and back to your normal lifestyle in a short period of time.
Dental implants are a tooth replacement option. To understand what an implant it helps to think of the dental implant in its three distinct parts:
1. The dental implant body that is inserted into the bone of the jaw. The dental implant body is usually screw-like and is made of pure titanium, a titanium alloy or zirconia, which is all ceramic. The implant body typically is hollow in the middle, which helps retain the future crown that will be paired with it.
2. The fabricated crown that will act as a replacement for the tooth. The crown can be made of metal, porcelain fused to metal, or all ceramic.
3. The abutment, an intermediate piece, to connect the crown to the implant. The abutment is a customizable piece that can be made of titanium, gold alloy, or a combination of titanium and all ceramic crown.
As with any surgery, you should expect some amount of discomfort immediately following the dental implant placement. This ranges from mild to moderate in most cases and many patients easily regulate their pain with over the counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. If needed we can prescribe a stronger pain medication.
After the dental implant is placed, a healing period of 2-3 months is needed to allow the bone to heal around the implant. Once healed, the dental implant is ready for placement of the final restoration.
At Obeid Dental we understand that patients do not want to have the appearance of missing teeth! We will fabricate a temporary device to replace the missing tooth before you leave the office. We prefer a fixed temporary or if possible, a removable device. In some cases we can use the implant to immediate place a temporary device and this procedure is called ‘Teeth in A Day’.
Your dental maintenance schedule should not need to be changed once you have the dental implant.
For longevity, it’s important to think of the dental implant as two separate parts. The restoration, whether a crown or even denture, can fracture. In these instances, a new restoration can be fabricated and placed on the existing dental implant body. If there is an issue with the implant body itself, such as an implant infection, implant fracture or implant rejection, the dental implant surgery process must be done again. At Obeid Dental our 15 year success rate is 95% for both dental implants and restorations.
You can be too young for dental implants, but you can never be too old!
The bones of your jaw need stimulation to retain their size and shape. The bone of your jaw gets this from adhering to the roots of your natural tooth. When a tooth or multiple teeth are lost, the bone tissue of the jaw begins to dissolve or reabsorb around that area. Over time this can alter the shape of the jaw and the fit of the dentures. An implant replicates the roots of your teeth and maintains facial structure.
Your final restoration will mimic your natural teeth and most patients report no issue with eating.
People lose teeth for a variety of reasons including injury and damage due to tooth decay. Once the tooth is removed from your jaw, the bone beneath it is no longer stimulated and begins to reabsorb. If too much bone has been reabsorbed, placing the dental implant will requires more material (typically a bone graft) to properly place and seat the dental implant.
This will depend on the type of materials used for both the dental implant itself and the final restoration. Dr. Obeid will review the options and typical costs during your complimentary consultation.
Dental implants can seems like a pricey venture but are usually more economical in the long term because of their longevity. Other tooth replacement options such as a bridge or dentures will often need maintenance or replacement multiple times and ultimately these options lead to bone loss.
We will be happy to submit to your insurance company: because we do not participate with insurances, any insurance payments will be sent directly to you.