Dental implants are globally renowned as a preeminent dentistry for people with one or more missing teeth. who seeks a viable solution to restore aesthetically and oral functionality. If you believe your smile should last for a lifetime, then this is a treatment worth considering. But before you make a decision, let’s look at every aspect of getting an implant. Although there are plenty of restorative approaches for missing teeth, dental implants have been the most effective dentistry to replace missing teeth or damaged teeth or roots.
How Dental Implants Usually Work?
The entire procedure gives emphasis to replacing missing or damaged teeth with artificial teeth that look and act just like your natural teeth. Compared to full mouth dentures, implants are a more comfortable alternative and possess several health benefits. The dental implants consist of small-titanium screw that serves as a replacement for missing natural teeth. Once the screw is positioned in the upper or lower jaw bone, it provides a base for your replacement tooth. At RIVERSIDE DENTAL, our doctors are using anesthesia and sedation during treatment to minimize patient discomfort and ensure comforting dental treatment.
Who is Recommended for dental implant surgery?
The best candidate for implant surgery is someone who has the following attributes:
- Damaged tooth
- Missing one or more teeth
- Sufficient bone density in the jaw to support implant.
- Good Oral Hygiene.
- Overall decent physical health.
Stages of Dental Implant Procedure
#1 Initial Consultation – Our dentist will do a comprehensive dental examination, take an X-ray and then take an impression of your teeth. With complete analysis, our dentist will then talk about the recommended treatment plan.
#2 Bone Grafting or Teeth Removal – In case you have a bone graft, your jaw might take a couple of months to prepare for the first implant. During this timeframe, you must allow your bone to heal properly.
#3 Implant placement – At this stage, you’ll be getting your first implant i.e. metal screw that goes into your bone and acts as an anchor for the whole new prosthesis. The procedure will take 1-2 hours and you’ll be asleep during the entire procedure (thanks to anesthesia).
#4 Placing The Abutment – Abutment is a part that screws into the implant and supports the crown. Once the abutment is positioned, our dentist will take a closer look for each replacement tooth.
#5 Placing A Permanent Crown – This is the final stage of the procedure where you get functional artificial teeth which typically look better and more natural.
To learn more about dental implants from the leading specialist in Bronx and Yonkers, NY, do contact RIVERSIDE DENTAL via phone (914) 423-9757 or send us an e-mail at Riversidedental1086@gmail.com.