Dental Implants Midtown East
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat any food and enjoy a radiant smile. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where gaps occur. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for prosthetic teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing possible bone deterioration.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination to determine your health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either our doctor. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as substitute for the tooth roots. They are inserted into the jawbone through surgical procedures. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which project through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final denture, which will ultimately improve teeth functions and enhance your aesthetic appearance.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Ta can then start fabricating your new teeth. After an impression has been designed, attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruptions after the treatment.