In the not so distant past if you were missing one or more teeth your dentist could only offer two suggestions; a denture or a fixed bridge. Today, there is a far better alternative, a dental implant. Implant dentistry in New York begins with the dentist implanting a titanium screw or stud directly into your jaw bone, once healed, the implant acts as a tooth root and supports a dental crown. There is no doubt that dental implants are superior to a bridge or denture, an implant I comfortable, stable and lasts for life.
Unlike dentures, a dental implant is permanent; it does not come out at night, does not require any adhesive to remain stable and, unlike a bridge, does not require anchoring to adjacent teeth.
How are dental implants placed?
Implant dentistry in New York is not difficult, if it is anything it is somewhat time consuming. There are three steps that have to be taken; they are all done by your dentist in his or her office.
- The dentist will determine the exact position of the implant then the gum is opened to expose the jaw bone. The bone is prepared to accept the small titanium screw. The implant is kept covered for some months until the jaw bone and implant fuse into one. Once this phase is completed you actually have a new tooth root in place.
- Once the implant is uncovered the dentist will set an abutment, this is used to stabilize the crown which will eventually be placed.
- Once everything is completely healed, the dentist will take impressions and have a dental lab prepare a ceramic crown which attaches directly to the implanted post.
Implant dentistry in New York is an ideal solution for those that have missing teeth and are in good health and sufficient bone structure.
Dr. Shekib has training and experience in all phases of dentistry with a strong emphasis in Comprehensive Aesthetic Restorative and Implant Dentistry. Visit SmileMakeOversNewYork.com to know more.