The Basics of Dental Implants

by | Nov 28, 2013 | Dental Services

A dental implant is what dentists use to replace missing or severely damaged teeth as an alternative to dentures or bridgework. When you lose or severely damage a tooth, there is often root damage. Removing any remaining tooth and cleaning out the area will help the healing process start, but there is no way that your tooth will naturally regrow. You must choose an option that allows a dentist to replace your tooth, or a large section of your teeth, so that you can have a nice smile, eat properly, and restore your dental health.

Dental implants are a great solution because they look and act very much like regular teeth. If you’re in need of dental implants in New York City, consider Jurim Dental Group. We have state of the art equipment, including 3-D technology, which will expertly help us with your implants. Below is some basic information about the implant process and how it can benefit you.

Candidacy for Dental Implants

Before you schedule an appointment for implants, the dentist will need to conduct an oral exam and pre-surgery assessment. This allows the dentist to assess any risks that may be associated with the surgery and determine the best course of action. If you are having a single tooth implant to replace a missing tooth, the dentist will discuss your options. If you need decayed or damaged teeth removed, you will have an appointment to remove the teeth and begin the implant process.

The Implant Procedure

When it comes to dental implants, New York City patients should expect to schedule a few office visits over the course of a few months. In many cases, the dentist must install the implant, specifically the part that will hold the tooth, and then give the area time to heal. The implant installs directly into your jawbone, so bone grafting may be needed to insure that the implant heals onto the bone. Once the area heals, you will have another appointment to attach the tooth. All of this can be done with local anesthetic or general anesthesia.

During this time, you will need to remain on a soft diet to insure that you don’t damage the implant before it has had time to heal. Once the implant fully heals, you will have normal function of the tooth or teeth again. While it may seem intimidating to schedule an appointment for dental implants, New York City clients should feel comfortable knowing that the Jurim Dental Group provides advanced, industry-leading, dental care.


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