Why dental implants are so popular for tooth replacement
When a dentist explains the dental implant restoration for missing teeth, they often want patients to visualize this metal post as the natural tooth root. It is placed during an oral surgery procedure into the bone of the jaw. This is what holds natural teeth in place. The placement of the implant stimulates the growth of the bone to fuse the implant in place and give it the stability and strength it needs to function properly.
Why are dental implants so popular for tooth replacement?
At Montefiore Medical Center, our dental team may recommend dental implants to patients with sufficient bone and the need for replacing one or more teeth. These restorations are often considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, allowing patients to permanently replace a tooth with a restoration that doesn’t require any additional care or attention. The dental implants is also a long-lasting option, often lasting a lifetime when patients keep their teeth and gums clean and healthy. When patients are considering dentures, they may be advised that dentures can result in significant bone loss with time due to bone resorption when teeth are lost. Alternatively, patient can have all-on-4 dentures, which snap into four dental implants along the dental arch, to replace all the teeth in the smile while maintaining as much bone as possible. The various benefits of dental implants make these a highly desirable choice for many patients who visit Montefiore Medical Center.
Find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants
Patients considering the placement of dental implants to replace one or more teeth will want to consult with our team of providers to determine if they are an appropriate fit. Patients will need to have sufficient bone of the jaw available for the placement of the implant to ensure a successful procedure. X-rays are used to visualize the amount of bone available for the placement of the implant and to ensure the patient is a good fit. Without enough bone, bone grafting procedures may be discussed. At Montefiore Medical Center, we can help patients in determining the best solution for their smiles. Call (888) 700-6623 to request an appointment at any one of our 11 convenient office locations throughout the area.