Dental Implants Long Island
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More and more people now think of beautiful, fully functioning teeth as their birthright. As the world leader in innovative esthetic dental solutions, Nobel Biocare offers the revolutionary treatments that can make long-lasting, natural-looking teeth a reality for all of us.
Four common problems, and how Dental Implants can help:
A tooth and its roots are missing. A dental implant and ceramic crown becomes the permanent replacement.
Three teeth and their roots are missing. A fixed bridge anchored on dental implants gives optimal strength.
All teeth and roots in the lower jaw are missing. Dental implants provide enough stability to carry a full fixed bridge.
A front tooth has been damaged. A new ceramic crown is used for the best esthetic result.
Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
This section is intended to answer some of the questions you may have regarding dental implants.
- What actually are dental implants? Dental implants are referred to a unique type of screw, designed especially for fixing it into the jaw bone, and remaining there for around 2 months. These sophisticated screws are made up of medically pure metal and Titanium. When the screws are placed, they actually fuse to the jaw bone and turned to osseo (bone) integrated. Once the jaw bone heals, we uncover the implant and replace the missing tooth placing a post type abutment and a crown.
- How long have the implants have been used in dentistry? Talking about the advent of this dental technology, it has been available for over past 50 years. However, there are many differences between the types of implants available now previously for replacing missing teeth. The success rates of the procedure vary from the various type of implants. The one we use today are OSSEOINTEGRATED IMPLANTS. These were originally developed in Sweden by Dr. P.I. Branemark. He was a Swedish Orthopedist approximately 24-30 years ago. The implant has been in the use for the past 12 years in U.S.
- Is there is any difference between the various implant manufacturers available today? Most of the implants used in United States are regulated by the food and drug administration. There are a number of implants in the market. Such companies should be FDA approved and must meet the significant requirements of the procedure. Our professional dental team will first determine the best system for you, and will provide you with the right treatment that allows you to achieve your restorative goal.
- What are implants made of? The materials used in the dental implant process are made from the medically and commercially pure Titanium. The metal used for making the implants are used for hip implant procedures for many years. It has a property that does not allow the screws to cause any kind of rejection phenomenon.
- What complications are involved in the surgery? There are two stages of the surgery, where in the first stage, the implants are placed, which is done with the use of local anesthesia. There are rarely any complications with the surgery. In the second stage, the implants are uncovered after they have fused. For this, a minor gum surgery is performed by the dental team. A minimal discomfort is noticed by the patient, and also the patient is given appropriate antibiotics and analgesics. By following the guide lines, you can expect the procedure to be completed without complications
- Is the rejection of implants possible? Basically, they are not rejected by the body, as they are made of an inert metal. Since, they are not a living organ, there is no rejection phenomenon. The implants have 85-95 success rate, depending on certain factors, including location of the implant, quality of jaw bone, etc. You can ask your dentist if you have any question regrading this or any other aspect of the surgery.
- Is it necessary to replace each of the teeth with a separate implant if more than one is missing? The implant simulates the root of a tooth. Only one implant is used to replace a tooth, if several teeth are missing, a bridge or an overdenture can be fabricated.
- Are complications ever involved in the process? Every surgery is carried out to in a completely sterile field. This helps to minimize any possibility of postoperative infection. As a precautionary measure, your dentist will be providing you with appropriate antibiotics.
- What about the types of restorations that can be placed on implants? This depends on the objectives of your treatment. Implant supported crowns, bridges or dentures can be fabricated depending on the number and place where teeth are missing.
- Will I be able to chew and function normally? Yes. Once your implants have integrated, you will be able to function normally without any unusual sensations. Your chewing ability will really depend upon the type of prosthesis you have chosen.
- Do the implants allow normal esthetics and function? Yes, after the implants are integrated to your jaw bone, you will look and function normally.
- How long does it takes to complete the implant process? The implant procedure usually takes approximately 3 months to complete, depending upon the complexity of your condition. You will need to visit your dentist several times.
- How much does it cost to undergo this procedure? The fee will vary upon the complexity of your final restoration and the number of implants you require.