Dental implants have a high success rate of over 95%. At Dr. Aaronson & Associates in Midtown East, Manhattan, the team of dental experts performs dental implant surgery in-house and creates high-quality restorations for them. If you want to explore the benefits of tooth replacement with dental implants, call the New York City office or book a consultation online today.
Dental implants are screw-like posts that take the place of the roots of missing teeth. Dr. Aaronson & Associates designs and manufactures realistic restorations to attach to your dental implants, like crowns or implant-supported bridges.
To get a dental implant, you need to undergo implant surgery in-house at Dr. Aaronson & Associates. During this surgery, the team removes any remaining part of the tooth or its root. They make an incision in the gum, which exposes the jawbone. Then, they embed the implant in your jawbone.
For a period after the first surgery, you must wait and heal. A process called osseointegration happens during this time, which involves your jawbone growing around the implant and fusing with it. Because of this, your implant is secure once the restoration is attached.
Dental implants have three parts. The team at Dr. Aaronson & Associates places:
The implant is the small titanium post embedded in the bone in your jaw. Your jawbone holds it securely.
The abutment is an attachment part that secures the implant and the custom restoration. During a second surgery after the implant placement, the team makes another incision over the implant and places the abutment piece.
Durable restorations like crowns for a single tooth or bridges for multiple teeth attach to the abutments of dental implants for support. With implants, bridges don’t need to rely on other teeth for support and can save you from potential structural issues with those teeth in the future.
A consultation with the team at Dr. Aaronson & Associates complete with digital dental X-rays will determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.
The team considers your overall oral health, general health, and the density of your jawbone while deciding if you can safely get dental implants to replace missing teeth.
If the team detects signs of jawbone deterioration, which can happen after you lose a tooth, they may tell you that you need a bone graft in advance for better implant support.
If you have any oral health issues or misalignment that might affect the implant or restoration’s integrity, the team at Dr. Aaronson & Associates addresses those issues before they plan your first implant surgery.
For more information about dental implants and their function, schedule an appointment over the phone or online at Dr. Aaronson & Associates today.