Are You A Good Candidate for New York Implant Dentistry?
Dental implants usually consist of a titanium screw that is embedded into a patient’s jaw bone. An prosthetic tooth or bridge is then attached to this screw to replace teeth that have been removed or are missing. In New York Implant Dentistry is most often performed by dentists who specialize in cosmetic procedures and is used as a means to improve a patient’s dental function and appearance.
New York Implant Dentistry is also considered a type of dental surgery and is performed by dentists with post-graduate education in surgical techniques. A patient who is interested in implants usually receives a referral from his or her primary dentist. During the first visit to the cosmetic dentist who will perform the surgery, a full evaluation is performed. The dentist will evaluate a patient’s bone health and the extent of the missing teeth. Extensive imagery, including CT scans may be performed so that the surgeon is confident he or she is aware of any underlying skeletal issues. Based on this evaluation, the dentist will develop a plan for the implants.
Implant surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia and, depending on the extent of implementation and any other procedures, including bone grafts, that need to accompany it, may be performed over more than one visit.
Healing time can vary. Some patients’ implants are fully healed and ready accept aprosthetic after just two months, while some patients need longer, up to six months before the implants are healed and secure. Adding the prosthetic too soon can result in the implant shifting within the bone, which could result in additional surgeries.
Patients who feel they may be candidates for dental implant surgery should first consult with their general dentists. Dr. Sharam Shekib is an experienced dentist who can provide a general overview of the procedure, and a preliminary assessment of how successful the procedure may be for an individual patient. There are many issues that can complicate dental implant surgery, so it is always best to gather as much information as possible before proceeding. For example, those with bone damage, or bone disease may have to consider bone grafts before implants.