Tooth loss is a serious oral problem which ruins the smile and changes the eating habits of people. Missing tooth can have severe after effects apart from hindering one's ability to bite and chew his/her favorite food. A periodontist can help fill the gap caused by a missing tooth by placing a dental implant in the jaw bone. An implant dentist is someone who excels the art of performing dental implant surgeries. We have different kinds of dental implants at our practice to replace lost tooth. We are specialized in dealing with periodontal problems and our implant dentist Dr. Kayhan Civelek is recognized for his expertise in conducting complicated dental implant surgeries in Park Avenue, New York City, NY.
What are Dental Implants?
The placement of the dental implant in the jaw bone requires surgery. The implant is inserted into the jaw bone through a painless process. Our implant dentist numbs the area of surgery using a local anesthetic. After the surgery is complete, the implant is left to heal for a few weeks. Dental implant forms a strong bond with jaw bone through the process of Osseointegration. A dental crown which looks similar to the natural tooth will be placed over the abutment during the later stages.
There are a number of methods used in dentistry to replace a tooth which is lost. Bridges and dentures are some common tooth replacement appliances. Dental implants are an advanced form of tooth replacement. An implant is made of either titanium or some form of ceramic. Both these materials have the characteristic of finely bonding with the jaw bone, giving the implanted tooth higher stability.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implant dentists consider dental implant as one of the best tooth replacement methods for a few reasons which are mentioned below. The implanted tooth bonds with jaw bone and becomes an integral part of the mouth. Patients can eat their favorite food without any hesitation. Dental implants safeguard the jaw bone by continuously stimulating the bone through bite forces. In cases where bridges and dentures are used, the jaw bone shrinks over a period of time because of lack of stimulation. Dental implants have a longer life because of their stability and strength. With a choice of different materials, patients get the freedom to pick implants which suit them. Since few people are allergic to titanium metal, our implant dentist gives them an option of non-metal implants. These implants are made of special type of ceramic. They function well and are aesthetically more appealing.
Dental Implants - Requirements
Normally, patients who have healthy jaw bones can undergo dental implant surgery. The placement of an implant requires the bone to be thick and long enough to carry the implant. Patients who have chronic problems like blood pressure and diabetes, which are not under control may not be the right candidates for dental implant surgery. At our dental practice, a thorough examination will be performed to check the status of oral health and see if the placement of dental implant can help patients. Complications are analyzed by our implant dentist during this phase.
After the dental implant surgery, patients should follow the instructions of our implant dentist when it comes to taking care of their newly placed tooth. This can avoid diseases and oral infection and increases the life of implanted tooth.