Dental Implants are one of the biggest inventions in dentistry that replace a missing tooth. A dental implant is usually made of titanium dioxide, it is a part that replicates the root of the teeth.
Back in the day, when you lost a tooth, you had very few options to replace your missing teeth. One was, if you had strong adjacent teeth to the missing tooth area, shaving down the strong teeth and putting crowns on them, to hold the crown in the middle, hence a bridge. This technique harmed your healthy adjacent teeth and caused future problems that sometimes even caused you to lose more teeth.
Today, the dental implants serve as a replicating root that enables us to use the implant as a support for your new tooth without harming other teeth.
If you are generally healthy; if you do not have uncontrolled diabetes, a significant uncontrolled cardiovascular disease, smoking habits and do not use any medication like bisphosphanates that interfere with bone healing, you can be a great candidate for implants no matter what your age is.
The other important factor is your bone level and quality. Since the implant integrates to your bone, it needs at least 1 mm bone surrounding it and needs to be far enough from nerves and important vessels. To analyze this, we take a 3D cone beam tomography (CBCT) which shows us the width, height and quality of the bone as well as information about your anatomical landmarks to make sure we place the implant safely and plan ahead of the implant placement if we need to do any adjustments.
Implants can take from 2 months up to 6 months to heal and integrate with the bone, This healing process happens microscopically, therefore, except the first couple days after the placement of the implant, you shouldn’t feel anything.
If you are fitting the health criteria above with sufficient bone level and good oral hygiene and a doctor who planned the implant treatment right, implant success rates are above 95%.
The New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is one of the most renowned restorative dental offices for implant dentistry in NYC. Whether you are missing one or several teeth, we can help with quality dental implant crowns after your surgery is complete. (missing space).
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