With a 98% success rate, dental implant surgery is one of the safest restorative procedures you can get. At Madison Dental Partners on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Steven Schwartz, DDS, Fadwa Robb, DDS, and Navid Baradarian, DDS can tell you whether or not you’re a candidate for the treatment. In-house implant specialist Dr. Baradarian places and restores dental implants to replace missing teeth and improve how your oral functions. To learn more, call the New York City office or schedule an appointment online today.
Dental implants act as roots for artificial restorations, like crowns, bridges, or dentures. Just like natural tooth roots, dental implants sit in your jawbone and remain sturdy, helping you chew without your teeth shifting around. They also prevent bone loss in your jaw, which can happen over time after losing a tooth and its root.
Implants look like small titanium screws. Your natural bone and tissue can safely interact with the titanium since it’s a biocompatible material, and your bone even fuses with it during the healing period after implant surgery. Soon, the implants can hold restorations just as stable as your natural tooth roots have your teeth.
Dental implants stand out among other dental restoration treatment options because they don’t alter healthy teeth adjacent to the gap like bridges. They’re also stronger and more stable than traditional dentures.
You can continue eating your favorite foods, speaking clearly, and enjoying a natural face shape. Plus, you can clean and care for them just as you do your natural teeth.
The process of dental implants involves two stages. Implant specialist Dr. Baradarian walks you through both at Madison Dental Partners and makes sure you’re happy with your final result. The stages are:
Placing your dental implants requires two surgeries. During the first, Dr. Baradarian uses a scalpel to make an opening to your jawbone; then, he attaches the titanium implant. If you’re getting an implant denture, you’ll need more than one.
After a period of healing, you’ll come back for another appointment at Madison Dental Partners. At this point, Dr. Baradarian places the abutment onto the implant. Abutments provide a place for the restoration to attach to the implant.
Implant restoration is the process of getting a custom crown, denture, or bridge for your dental implant or implants. Dr. Baradarian designs your restoration to look flattering in your smile.
Dr. Baradarian works with you from the moment you come in for your first implant consultation. He makes sure you’ve completed all necessary preparation steps by the time of your implant placement surgery.
Using high-end digital imaging options like the KaVo™ CT scanner or iTero® 3D imaging scanner, Dr. Baradarian can look at your jawbone’s density and determine whether or not it can support an implant in its current state.
If your scans show signs of jawbone deterioration, which can happen after losing a tooth and its original root, you might need a bone graft before dental implants.
You might also need surgery to extract the remaining root of the original tooth or to remove the last healthy teeth in the upper or lower arch if you’re getting implant-supported dentures.
To set up a consultation and learn more about dental implants, book an appointment by phone or online at Madison Dental Partners today.