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Hossam Elzuhery, DDS | General Information in Fresno

Hossam Elzuhery, DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants, Orthodontics, 

Dental Sleep Medicine, Sports Dentistry

5646 North Palm Ave Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93704
(559) 431-6626

More affordable, better dental experience

General Information

What is an implant?

An implant is a permanent solution to replace a single or multiple missing teeth.

An implant is a multi-step procedure that takes around 3 to 6 months.

Nowadays, with advanced technology, placing and restoring implants may take less time.

First step: placing the implant into the patient’s mouth.

The implant will integrate with surrounding bone. Integration takes 2 to 3 months depending on implant location.

Second step: after integration, impressions taken to create implant attachment to the permanent restoration.

The permanent restoration feels and function just like a real tooth.


Hossam Elzuhery, DDS in Fresno CA

What type of implants we use?

Implants are manufactured with varying qualities.

We use Straumann implants.

Straumann is a worldwide leader in dental implants.



What is the success rate of implants?

98% survival rate in long-term clinical studies.



How long do they last?

Implants can last as long as 15-20 years or longer, if good oral hygiene is maintained at home and with regular dental visits.




How placing a dental implant “surgical procedure” differs from other dental procedures?

Implants are placed using dental local anesthetics as if you are getting your tooth filled or extracted.

The procedure itself is short. For a single implant placment, it may take an hour.











Does my insurance cover implants?

Not all insurance plans cover implants.

Some of them cover at 100%, others at certain percentage, while most of them do not.

You should check your insurance plan before enrollment.