Your natural teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but damaging circumstances such as gum disease or a blow to the face can cause you to lose a tooth prematurely. To counteract tooth loss, our talented dentist can provide a custom-made dental implant.
Before beginning the dental implant procedure, our dentist will examine your gums, teeth, and bone, as well as take dental X-rays, to determine if your mouth is healthy enough to support a dental implant. Missing teeth can lead to weakened bone structure, and if this is the case, we may need to perform a bone graft to thicken the bone and prepare it for a dental implant.
Following the bone graft and its healing process, we can begin placing the dental implant. During this procedure, we create a small incision in the gum line where the tooth was lost so that we can access the bone directly and create a narrow channel. This is where we place the titanium abutment that makes up the lower portion of the dental implant. Dr. Jacob Avner uses titanium because it is biologically safe and, over time, can fuse to the natural bone, creating a stable anchor that mimics the natural tooth root.
Following the completion of the implant placement, you will need a period of time to allow the implant to fuse with the bone tissue and your mouth to heal. At the end of the healing period, you will return to our office for the dental restoration that will complete your dental implant. Depending on your tooth replacement needs, Dr. Jacob Avner can place a crown, bridge, or denture made of gold, porcelain, or a combination of metal alloys. Once the dental implant is attached to the abutment, your dental implant is ready.
For more information about dental implants in Rego Park, New York, and whether this method is right for you, please call 718-275-7300 today and schedule a visit to Great Smiles of NY. We look forward to helping you achieve a stronger smile!