Tooth implants are a stronger and more durable fixed alternative to partial or complete dentures. Usually made of titanium, tooth implants are artificial roots and teeth surgically placed into the lower or upper jawbone by a dentist or Periodontist (a gum and supporting bone specialist).
Tooth implants in Brooklyn, NY can give you a comfortable, natural-looking smile for years to come with minimal intervention. They may need to be retightened or replaced over time.
There are many reasons why a Brooklyn dentist or Periodontist might suggest that their patients get dental implants.
Reasons to get dental implants:
Restoring or enhancing facial tissues
Replacing one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
Restoring a patient’s confident smile
Restoring chewing, speech, and digestion
Resolving joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
Supporting a denture or fixed bridge, making it more secure and comfortable
What is the process like for getting a tooth implant in Brooklyn?
Getting a tooth implant fitted and placed will require multiple visits to the dentist’s office over the course of three to six months.
On the first visit, dental X-rays and molds will be taken of the teeth and jaw. This is essential for determining where the implant will go and how it may affect the surrounding bone and gum tissue. The area will then be numbed using novocaine or local anesthesia while the Brooklyn dentist surgically places the implant into the jawbone.
For up to six months, the implant will integrate itself and the area will heal. Depending on the type of implant used, a second dental surgery may be required. During this surgery, the “post” that holds the artificial tooth in place will be installed.
After the area has sufficiently healed, the artificial teeth will be made for the post of the anchor attached to the jawbone. Several fittings may be necessary to make sure the tooth feels comfortable and is stable in the mouth. This can take place throughout two or more months.
After the artificial teeth are attached, you will be provided with care instructions, as well as oral hygiene and diet advice suited for dental implants.
If you have questions or concerns about dental implants or would like to schedule an implant consultation in Brooklyn, please contact Brooklyn Dentist.