Dental Implants in Staten Island

Dental implant are now the safest most effective way to replace teeth in the US today.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are permanent prosthetic teeth that are attached to a titanium post that is inserted into the patient's Jawbone. The titanium post will act as a root for the tooth and on top of the abutment will be placed a prosthetic crown that will exactly resemble a patients tooth The crown will be composed of either ceramic or porcelain and can be color matched to your teeth. Therefore when you smile will hardly be visible that is not that is not a real tooth and will be completely natural.

What are the benefits of dental implant?

It is important for patients to understand that when a tooth has been removed the bone density across the jaw ridge decreases in the first year and the patient will lose 25% in the area where the tooth is removed. Loss of bone density in patients who are having one or multiple teeth removed is a serious issue and therefore bone loss can cause loss of definition in facial structure and will cause patients the ability to speak, chew and maintain nourishment from their food as their diet will become compromised. Therefore in the area where tooth loss has happened missing teeth should be replaced not only for cosmetic reasons but also for the patients oral health and total well being.

What are the problems that can arise when teeth are removed?

When a patient is missing teeth on there not replaced it can cause a number of problems. Initially the underlying tooth loss will create a large space that will cause neighboring teeth to fill in the gap. This can cause teeth to become out of balance. When this process happens teeth begin to extrude out of their sockets and it is possible that you can create spaces. This can lead to and therefore can eventually lead to periodontal disease and therefore dental implants are a very successful way of improving patients overall smiles. By replacing your missing teeth with dental implants patients can retain their smile and achieve optimal dental health.

What does dental implant surgery consist of?

Initially Dr. Cisternas will surgically place an dental implant composed of a titanium post into into the patients jawbone. This is performed by initially removing some of the gum tissue and exposing the bone. Sophisticated dental software is used in order to strategically place the dental implant in the space. The exposed area is then covered once the implant is placed and the process of osseo-integration takes place. Dr Cisternas then will schedule another appointment in 3 to 6 months after the post has become fused with the patients jaw. This process this is known as osseointegration and takes place over a number of month whereby the titanium post will become fixed to the jawbone. When the patients returns to see if the process of osseointegration has been successfull, Dr. Cisternas will remove some of the gum tissue in order to see if the titanium post has fused with the jaw bone. In most cases this will have been enough time for the patients titanium post to fuse to the bone. In many cases crown can then be affixed to the titanium post known as the abutment.

What are benefits of dental implants

Dental implants can in some cases be placed immediately after the removal of a tooth, but normally some time will be left before an implant will be placed after the removal of a tooth. allowed in some cases immediate results Dental implants can improve your appearance your smile and your self-esteem Dental implants are comfortable and improve convesration, well being and overall dental health. Dental implants are the closest thing to real teeth and prevent bone loss in the jawbone. Dental implants can brighten your smile by replacing missing teeth and gaps. Dental implants are better than traditional bridges which can grind down the teeth overtime and damage your gums. Dental implants can enhance the overall quality of your life and improve eating habits immediately. Dental implants eliminate the need for toxic adhesives used to hold dentures. Dental implants eliminate unsightly metal clasps seeing on dental partials for partial dentures. Dental implants with the proper care and attention will never need to be removed again.

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