Dental implants are a comfortable and permanent solution for missing teeth. At Kings Highway Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, the experienced team of oral surgeons expertly places dental implants to make your smile healthy, attractive, and functional. To learn about the benefits of dental implants and receive state-of-the-art care, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Dental implants are titanium posts placed into the jawbone to replicate missing tooth roots. Your provider attaches a crown to implants to restore the look and feel of a natural tooth. Patients may use a dental implant to replace one missing tooth or a few missing teeth, or to support a full row of dentures.
To receive dental implants, you must be free of gum disease and have ample bone in your jaw. If you don’t have enough bone, a bone graft may be necessary to better support your implant.
Once placed, your implant should last a lifetime. You might need a replacement of the restoration attached to your implant, but as soon as the post fuses to your bone, it stays sturdy for the long term.
The team at Kings Highway Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offers state-of-the-art care when it comes to dental implant preparation, placement, and recovery.
The implant process involves initial evaluation and any needed pretreatments, like bone grafts. Next, you undergo the following steps:
This initial procedure involves the placement of a metal post into your jawbone. A member of the Kings Highway Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery surgical team makes an incision in your gums to access the jawbone. They place the implant and close the incision with stitches.
It can take several months for the implant to fuse with the bone. During this time, your bone bonds with the post to create a sturdy foundation for tooth restoration.
The final step in your implant procedure involves the placement of a crown or implant-supported dentures. These restorations are customized to you and match your natural teeth to create a seamless, functional smile.
If you have gaps in your smile, it’s important to replace the missing teeth to promote optimal oral health. Dental implants offer great benefits, including:
Dental implants also feel and look very natural and improve your oral health.
If you’re ready to get started with dental implants, call Kings Highway Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery or schedule a consultation online today.