If you, like more than half of today's population, are missing one or more teeth, consider replacing them with dental implants. Dental implants have a natural look, feel, and function which make them the most comfortable and attractive replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants can also help to make other tooth replacement options, such as dentures, more effective and comfortable. For an appointment with Dr.Alex Musheyev please contact the office 718-292-6311.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium cylinder that serves as a tooth root replacement. An implant is placed in the space where a natural tooth root used to be and then bonds with the surrounding bone, providing a stable and strong support for a replacement tooth crown, which is attached to the implant by an abutment (see image below). Because dental implants replicate the look and function of natural teeth more closely than any other form of tooth replacement available, they are the ideal choice for replacing missing teeth.
Dental Implants vs. Fixed Bridges
Patients who choose dental implants can avoid the problems typically associated with other tooth replacement options like bridges and removable dentures.
With a bridge, the replacement crown is supported by the adjacent teeth, which must be ground down for the bridge to be placed. Teeth that support a bridge have a significantly increased chance of failure due to tooth decay. Many bridges need to be replaced within five to seven years of being placed. Dental implants never decay and they eliminate the need to affect adjacent teeth.
Implant supported crowns/bridges ensure better oral hygiene as they need to be cleaned just like natural teeth, bridges require special technique as they tend to collect more plaque around them.
Implant supported bridges and crowns are more a long-term solution than the conventional bridges. Both porcelain fused to metal and zirconium crown can be placed on an implant.
Dental Implants vs. Removable Dentures
Removable dentures often slip and make clicking sounds, causing discomfort and embarrassment when eating and speaking.
Removable dentures can severely limit the kinds of foods you are able to eat, which may negatively impact your quality of life and even your nutrition. Without teeth, the jaw bone deteriorates and may no longer support facial features in the same way. Removable dentures can accelerate this bone loss and contribute to a look of premature aging in the face.
Stages of Dental Implant
Planning stage: Planning is the most essential process. To ensure proper placement, specialized imaging and 3D visuals may be required to visualize the bone condition. Placement: The specialists at xxxxx Dr.Raid Sadda will place the dental implant in the perfect spot to form the gum tissue around the implant. Healing: In just few weeks, the bone will integrate with the new implant and will grow around the dental implant.
Temporary restoration: A temporary restoration is used for aesthetic purpose to hide the dental implant if it is in a readily visible area. Abutment placement: Once the healing is done, the dental implant abutment is placed to attach the dental implant to the porcelain crown. Porcelain crown: Our porcelain crowns match exactly as per the specifications and are bonded to abutment.
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