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A dental implant is, generally speaking, the best option for replacing a lost tooth or a tooth that is no longer viable. Millions of dental patients across the United States are currently enjoying the benefits of dental implants and the strength and jawbone support that they offer. Our team at Brooklyn Comfortable Dental Care is experienced in providing this popular tooth replacement option. There are two components of the dental implant: the dental implant itself and the implant crown. The implant itself is a titanium fixture that goes into the jaw. Over a period of 3-6 months, the jawbone grows into the titanium implant (known as osseointegration). Titanium is used as the material of choice for dental implants as this metal has the unique ability to fuse to the jawbone, creating an incredibly strong and permanent hold for new replacement teeth. Once the implant is osseointegrated, an implant crown is placed. The implant crown is attached to the titanium implant via a connector piece called an abutment.
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant process begins by consulting with our team regarding different tooth-replacement options and how strong of a candidate you might be for dental implants. Candidacy for dental implants depends on several different factors, one of the most vital being bone density – dental implant patients must have a dense enough jawbone to be able to support dental implants and hold them securely for years to come. If a patient is missing teeth and could benefit from dental implants but does not have the jawbone density required for them, a bone graft may be recommended in order to safely and securely place dental implants.
A dental implant procedure is the surgical component of the dental implant process where a titanium implant itself is placed into a patient’s jawbone. After the implant is placed, it will take 3-6 months for the body to heal around the implant. After the healing period, the dentist takes an impression, and two weeks later we receive the implant crown back from the lab ready to insert. Sometimes if multiple teeth are missing, the process following the implant impression may take slightly longer. At the beginning of your case, our dentists will carefully discuss the timeframe and exactly what to expect.
When placing implants, we use the same numbing anesthesia that we use for routine cavities or crowns. Most patients do not find implants to be a difficult procedure. They are surprised at how easy it is.
The Healing Process and Dental Implant Care
After the titanium implant is placed into the jaw, we wait for the body to form new bone around the implant. The mandible (bottom jaw) takes 3 months to grow enough new bone around the implant while the maxilla (top jaw) takes 6 months to grow enough new bone around the implant. During this time, patients may be given replacement teeth until their jawbone is completely healed, in which case the final crowns are placed on top of the implants, completing the dental implant process.
Caring for dental implants is as simple as brushing and flossing as normal. Be sure to see our team every several months so that we can monitor your dental implants.
If you have questions regarding dental implants, speak with our team at Brooklyn Comfortable Dental Care today to learn more about this reliable tooth replacement solution and how dental implants may help you.
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