Dental Implants and Other Less Invasive Restorations For Replacing Missing Teeth
Dental implants are a permanent replacement tooth that has transformed the lives and smiles of millions of people. These restorations not only restore missing teeth and improve their appearance, they also preserve bone structure and gum tissue.
Implants work best for patients who have enough jawbone support to perform the procedure. If you have lost significant jawbone tissue, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons may recommend a bone graft before implant surgery. Once the graft heals, the Dentist Manhattan can place an implant.
Mount Sinai’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon will perform an examination and take radiographs before the surgery. The Xrays will be used by the surgeon to evaluate jaw structure and bone density, and determine if a patient is a suitable candidate for dental Implants.
A restorative dental specialist will then plan your treatment with an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Once the dental implant has been fitted, a crown can be designed to look and function just like a natural, healthy tooth.
During your initial consultation, our team will discuss all of the available options and provide an estimate for the treatment time. This will depend upon a variety factors, including how many teeth are being replaced and the complexity of your case.
We will also discuss the benefits of dental implants and other less invasive restorations for replacing missing teeth. While we consider dental implants the gold standard for restoring missing teeth, they aren’t right for everyone.
There are several other solutions to replace a tooth that is missing, including dentures and bridges. We can discuss orthodontics to close gaps caused from missing teeth or prepare spaces for restorations.
Orthodontic braces work well to move teeth, but can be uncomfortable to wear for some adults. Instead, orthodontists can use clear aligners or custom-made plastic trays to shift teeth slowly over time.
These devices come in a wide range of colors and are both comfortable and discrete. They can be matched to your existing teeth. In addition, they make it easier for you to keep your teeth clean and reduce the risk of food buildup.
Dental aligners are also used to correct bite issues and move crooked teeth. They can also prevent future alignment problems, such as TMJ (temporomandibular joints) disorders.
Orthodontists are specialists in the treatment of dental problems such as crooked or crowded teeth, and misaligned teeth. They can also perform oral health procedures such as fillings or extractions.
Orthodontists can use dental anchors as anchors for braces, and other appliances. These can speed up the treatment and give patients a better result.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants or any of our other services, please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look to restore your beautiful smile and improve your oral hygiene!
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