Dental Implants Queens

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Here at Queens Village Dentist, we want you to know that there are many reasons for a patient to be a candidate for dental implants and, given the most recent advancements in modern dentistry, it may not be as complicated as you might think. Anyone who has lost a tooth will be a candidate for Queens dental implants. First and foremost, a patient must be in good overall health. Dental implants require fusion to the bone. It is important that you let us know about your entire medical history along with any medications you may be taking; prescribed, over-the-counter, or herbal.

If you have had uncontrolled gum disease, certain forms of diabetes, radiation to the jaws, alcoholism, smoking or cancer, we may need to review other options for you, depending on each individual case.

If you are a good candidate for dental implants in Queens, the team at Queens Village Dentist will perform a detailed assessment of your mouth and jaw, within which your teeth are capable of functioning. We will use study models of your mouth, analyze your bite, take x-rays and 3D scans (CT Scans) and use high-tech computer imaging to determine the best course of action. Obviously, the more teeth lost, the more function lost, but our detailed assessment will allow us to determine the proper placement and procedure for each individual patients’ care and ensure that your dental implants will be placed in the ideal location in the bone.

Tooth Loss Equals Bone Loss

The bone that surrounds and supports teeth is called alveolar or sac-like bone. This bone requires stimulation to stay healthy and that stimulation comes from the teeth themselves. When you loose a tooth, the lack of stimulation in that area causes lack of bone. After the alveolar bone is lost, the bone beneath it called the basal bone (your jaw bone) will also eventually begin to deteriorate. The more teeth you lose the more function you lose. The more function you lose, the less stimulation your bone will have and the more it will deteriorate.

During an extraction, or at the time of tooth loss, we may determine that it is necessary to graft some new bone into the extraction sockets. If we determine that you’ve already experienced some bone loss, surgical procedures are available that will allow us to regenerate the lost bone, which will provide a more substantial bone that is necessary for dental implants in Queens NY. Your new dental implants will be fused to the bone, thus providing it with the stimulation needed to stay healthy and prevent any further bone loss.

A Specialized Team of Dental Professionals

Queens Village Dentist has put together a highly-specialized team for the purpose of dental implants and surgical procedures. We have advanced training in implant surgery, and a network of individuals that will also consider your face cosmetically when designing your new crowns, bridgework or dentures to sit atop your new dental implants. When it comes time to visit with a Queens dentist, stop by Queens Village Dentist.

The actual surgery requires that we create precision channels in the jawbone, often using a surgical guide. The dental implants are then placed in tight contact with the bone. An implant will generally require 2-6 months to fuse to the bone before tooth restorations can be attached to complete the process. During the healing process you will not, however, be left with a gaping hole in your smile. At the time of the implant an abutment will be attached to the implant. This may be in the form of a temporary crown or bridgework that will hold the place of the permanent tooth, until the dental implant has had enough time to heal and properly fuse to the bone.

When the process is complete, there is very little maintenance (other than regular brushing, flossing and cleanings) that needs to occur for the upkeep of your dental implants in Queens NY. We do suggest annual visits to monitor the integrity of your implants and the bone beneath. Should damage occur to the prosthetic attached to the actual implant, your dentist will be able to replace it or correct any problems as needed, without affecting the implant or bone to which it is fused. Don’t forget, we also specialize cosmetic dentistry and have some of the best cosmetic dentists in Queens on staff.