Dental implant surgery

Dental implant surgery

Overview

Dental implant surgery in NY 11361 is done for replacing the tooth roots with metal screw like posts. It replaces the damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth and look and function just like real ones.

Why it’s done

  • Have one or more missing teeth
  • Have a jawbone that has reached full growth
  • When you are unable/ unwilling to wear dentures

Risks

  • Infection at the implant site
  • Injury or damage to surrounding structures such as teeth and blood vessels
  • Nerve damage causing pain, numbness and tingling in your teeth, gums, or lips.

How you prepare

  • You may need dental x-rays and 3D images and get models made of your jaw and teeth.
  • Depending on your situation, the treatment plan will be made considering how many teeth you need to be replaced.

What you can expect

  • Damaged tooth removal
  • Preparing the jawbone with grafting when needed
  • Bone growth and healing
  • Artificial tooth placement

When bone grafting is required

If the jawbone is not thick enough or quite soft, you may need bone grafting before dental implant surgery.

Placing the dental implant

During the surgery for placing the dental implant, the surgeon will cut open your gum and expose the bone. Holes will be drilled in the bone where implant metal post will be placed.

Waiting for bone growth

Once the dental implant post is placed in jawbone, osseointegration begins. During this process the jawbone unites and grows with the surface of dental implant.

Placing the abutment

The surgeon will reopen the gum to expose the dental implant and the abutment is attached to dental implant.

Choosing your new artificial teeth

  • Removable

This type of denture is similar to conventional removable denture and can be partial or full denture.

  • Fixed

Here, the artificial tooth is permanently screwed on the individual implant abutment.

After the procedure

  • Swelling of the gums and face
  • Bruising of your skin and gums
  • Pain at the implant site
  • Minor bleeding

Results

Most of the implants are successful but if the bone fails to fuse, the implant is removed, bone is cleaned and the procedure takes place again after 3 months.