Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts surgically implanted into the jawbone by our dentist in New York, NY, to serve as artificial tooth roots, onto which prosthetic teeth or dental restorations are attached. This innovative solution offers a permanent and natural-looking replacement for missing teeth, restoring both function and aesthetics to the smile. Unlike traditional dentures or bridges, dental implants fuse with the jawbone over time through osseointegration, providing stability and preventing bone loss.

With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, allowing patients to enjoy improved chewing ability, speech clarity, facial appearance, and self-confidence. They also eliminate the need to alter adjacent healthy teeth, promoting long-term oral health. Overall, dental implants offer unparalleled durability, functionality, aesthetics, and oral health restoration, making them the gold standard for tooth replacement. 

Types of Dental Implants 

Endosteal Implants 

Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implant and are typically used for patients with sufficient bone density in their jaws. These titanium posts are surgically placed directly into the jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation for attaching prosthetic teeth or dental restorations. Depending on the patient's specific needs, endosteal implants can support single crowns, bridges, or even dentures.

Subperiosteal Implants 

Subperiosteal implants are an alternative option for patients with insufficient bone density or who are unable to undergo bone grafting procedures. Instead of being placed into the jawbone, subperiosteal implants are positioned on top of the jawbone but beneath the gum tissue. These implants consist of a metal framework that is supported by the jawbone and prosthetic teeth or restorations attached to the framework. Subperiosteal implants are less commonly used today due to advances in bone grafting techniques and endosteal implant technology.

All-On-4 Implants

The All-on-4 dental implant technique is a specialized approach to replacing an entire arch of missing teeth with just four strategically placed implants. This innovative method maximizes available bone density, often eliminating the need for bone grafting procedures. All-on-4 implants provide exceptional stability and support for full-arch dental restorations, such as implant-supported dentures, and offer a more efficient and cost-effective solution for patients seeking full-mouth rehabilitation. 

Zygomatic Implants 

Zygomatic implants are a specialized type used in cases where the patient has severe bone loss in the upper jaw and insufficient bone for traditional implants. These implants are anchored in the zygomatic bone (cheekbone) rather than the maxillary (upper jaw) bone, providing a stable foundation for dental restorations. Zygomatic implants are often used with conventional implants or All-on-4 implants to support full-arch restorations in patients with extensive bone resorption. 

Mini Dental Implants 

Mini dental implants are smaller in diameter than traditional implants and are often used when space is limited or as temporary anchorage devices during orthodontic treatment. While mini implants may not offer the same level of stability and longevity as standard implants, they can be suitable for certain patients, particularly those with narrow ridges or minimal bone density. 

How Do Dental Implants Work? 

Consultation and Evaluation 

The dental implant process begins with a comprehensive consultation and evaluation performed by our dentist at L.E.S. Dental Group. During this initial visit, the dentist assesses the patient's oral health, takes X-rays and scans, and discusses treatment options and expectations. 

Surgical Placement of Implants 

Once the treatment plan is established, the dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gum tissue. This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. Depending on the patient's bone density and overall oral health, additional procedures such as bone grafting or sinus lift may be required to enhance the stability and success of the implants. 

Osseointegration 

After implant placement, a process called osseointegration occurs, during which the bone tissue in the jaw fuses with the surface of the implants. This integration creates a strong and durable bond between the implants and the jawbone, providing a solid foundation for supporting dental restorations. 

Abutment Placement 

Once osseointegration is complete, small connector pieces called abutments are attached to the implants. These abutments protrude through the gum line and serve as attachment points for the prosthetic teeth or dental restorations. 

Restoration 

After the gums have healed and the abutments are in place, custom-made prosthetic teeth or dental restorations are attached. These restorations are designed to blend in seamlessly with the patient's natural teeth in terms of appearance, function, and comfort. Contact us today to learn more!

The Benefits of Dental Implants 

  • Dental implants in New York, NY, closely mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result. 
  • With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a long-term solution for tooth replacement. 
  • Unlike traditional bridges, dental implants do not require the alteration of adjacent healthy teeth, preserving overall dental health.
  • Dental implants offer exceptional stability and chewing strength, allowing patients to enjoy a varied diet without restrictions. 
  • Implants stimulate the jawbone and help prevent bone loss and deterioration, maintaining facial structure and preventing premature aging. 

Dental implants offer a permanent, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring oral health and function. Visit L.E.S. Dental Group at 62 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002, or call (212) 979-0990 to discover how dental implants can restore your confidence, improve your oral health, and provide a permanent solution for missing teeth.

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