Dental implants are a type of tooth replacement procedure used to replace missing or damaged teeth. They are surgically implanted into the jawbone, providing a permanent and stable foundation for a replacement tooth or bridge to be placed on top.

Implants are the most natural-looking and longest-lasting tooth replacement option available. In some cases, a dental implant may be the only option for replacing a damaged or missing tooth. When a tooth is lost due to trauma, decay, or gum disease, a dental implant can be used to fill the space and restore the mouth to its original shape.

Implants are also commonly used to support dentures or bridges. Implants can help improve a person’s quality of life in a number of ways. They look and feel like natural teeth, so they can improve a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Additionally, they provide a permanent solution to tooth loss, so they allow people to chew, speak, and smile with confidence.

There are a variety of different types of dental implants available. The most common type is the endosteal implant, which is inserted directly into the jawbone. There are also subperiosteal implants, which are placed beneath the gum tissue and held in place with metal posts. Finally, there are mini implants, which are smaller versions of traditional implants that are often used to support dentures.

No matter what type of implant is selected, the procedure is typically done in stages. First, the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. Then, the implant is allowed to heal and integrate with the surrounding bone. Finally, after the healing period, the replacement tooth or bridge is attached to the implant.

In order to ensure a successful dental implant procedure, bone grafting is often necessary as it provides the necessary bone structure to allow for successful implant placement and integration. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure used to restore the jawbone when there is inadequate bone structure to place dental implants. When a tooth is lost, the bone in the jaw begins to atrophy due to lack of stimulation. This can lead to a decreased amount of bone in the area, making it difficult to place dental implants.

Bone grafting can be used to replace the lost bone and restore the jaw to an ideal size and shape for implant placement. There are many materials available for it, including your own bone. It is then grafted into the area that needs additional bone structure. It will integrate with the existing bone, becoming a part of the jaw and providing the necessary structure for implant placement. In cases where a synthetic bone graft material is used, it is designed to mimic the look and feel of natural bone.

Bone grafting is an important part of the dental implant process and is often necessary to ensure a successful outcome. If you are considering dental implants, our staff will evaluate the amount of bone present in your jaw and discuss whether or not a bone graft is necessary.

Dental implants are a safe and effective way to replace missing or damaged teeth. They look and feel like natural teeth, allowing people to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Implants can also improve the quality of life by restoring a person’s confidence and self-esteem.

If you are considering implants or have any questions about this process, I will happily address your concerns during your next visit. Call today to schedule an appointment: 718-621-0827. Onatsky Dental Clinic is located at 2960 Ocean Ave 1st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11235.