Dental Implants are usually made from metal called titanium that bond well with human bone tissue. When done correctly the implant and bone can blend or fuse together (Osseointegration) to make for a strong support for your new tooth.
Dental Implants are seen as a better and more convenient alternative over dentures or grinding natural teeth due to their functionality and aesthetically pleasing cause. It is a solution to tooth loss that provides a more long term resolution that helps preserve your gum tissue and slow down any bone loss.
Dental Implants are synthetic or simulated roots that allow for a denture or crown to be secured and anchored into your jawbone. Before Dr. Langer starts any procedures, a thorough assessment is made to assess the overall health of your teeth & gums. During this process any underlying issues or diseases are dealt with first x-rays or scans must be made to determine whether implantation can occur. Come time for implant preparation, the patient will be anesthetized so the patient will not feel any pain. The gum of the target area is cut then raised to allow for drilling and installation of the implant into the jawbone. The implant is fitted within a socket and then the gum will be pulled back into its proper place and sewn appropriately. Depending on the quality and size of the bone area either smaller implants or grafting of the bone may occur before this procedure takes place.
After the procedure the patient must be left to heal which could take a number of weeks to even six months but after the "healing process" is finished a post (abutement) is attached within the implant that will allow for the final denture or crown to be fitted. After all is said and done, your smile will be bright and healthy as it should. After some time you will notice that you will have improved functionality in your teeth as well as improved hygiene making for a better and more aesthetic smile.
With proper hygiene and good dental habits your new implants can last as long as your normal teeth do, provided you look after them and ensure that you are not affected by any gum disease or incur any trauma to your teeth. The cost of such procedures depend on many factors such as the quality of the implants used, the skill of the surgeon providing implantation, and the amount of work done on your teeth. Dr. Langer is a member of the American Academy of Osteointegration, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, societies specializing in implant placements and restorations. If you have any questions about this or any other procedure that Dr. Langer can do for you, please contact our office at: (718) 339-6544.
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