Healthy teeth that work as nature intended are indispensable for a high quality of life and overall health. Anyone missing a tooth might be interested in learning about dental implants, available from Staten Island Dental Care.
Dental implants can be used to replace one or two teeth, or to anchor dentures. Mini dental implants, also called denture-stabilization implants, allow us to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums.
With dental implants, small titanium posts are attached to the jawbone. They fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a heavy-duty base for an over denture.
Here is the process:
1. Examination and Assessment
During your first visit, your dentist will take x-rays and analyze your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Your dentist will evaluate options with you and together you will develop a treatment plan.
2. Implant Placement
A complete tooth implant and restoration consists of the actual implant or root replacement, an abutment, and final restoration. The first step is to insert the titanium alloy implant into your jawbone. This is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. Most patients are surprised at how rapid and easy the procedure is.
Implant surgery would not be successful if your jawbone did not welcome an artificial, non-biological tooth root. In the vast majority of cases, the jawbone fuses with the implant to create a substantial foundation for the restoration. It takes from three to six months for this to take place.
4. Final Restoration
Whether your final step is a crown, bridge, or denture, we’ll work with the lab to fabricate a beautiful and functional restoration. A connecting piece called an abutment attaches the restoration to the artificial root(s). The crown, bridge, or denture is all that is visible when it’s completed. Dental implant restorations are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
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