If you are missing teeth due to injury or disease, dental implants are a long-lasting, highly effective replacement option that can restore the aesthetics and functionality of your smile. Placed directly into the jawbone to serve as artificial tooth roots, implants can support customized crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dr. Haitham Ennabi and his team of dentists place and restore dental implants at both their Hopewell Junction, NY, and Pawling locations. Equipped with a diverse team and advanced technology, we can provide your treatment from start to finish at our office.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts placed directly in your jaw. Made from biocompatible materials, implants fuse with your surrounding jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. Consequently, they serve as a lasting, lifelike support system for restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures.
The number of implants you need will depend on the number of missing teeth, the complexity of your case, and the type of restoration you choose. While dental crowns are supported with a single implant, dental bridges, and dentures may require two or more to securely anchor your restoration.
Dental implants serve as a long-lasting replacement for both a tooth and its root.
Are You a Candidate?
During your initial consultation, we will perform a thorough examination of your jaw and ask about your goals before recommending a treatment plan. Candidates must be in good overall health, should not smoke, and must have enough jawbone tissue to support an implant.
Certain patients may need preparatory treatments to boost their chances for success. Although insufficient bone tissue previously disqualified certain patients from treatment, a bone graft or sinus lift can encourage new bone growth and potentially improve candidacy. Additionally, oral health conditions such as gum disease must receive treatment prior to implant surgery to reduce the risk of implant failure.
For many patients, dental implants lay the foundations for a healthier smile for a lifetime after surgery.
What to Expect During Surgery
On the day of your surgery, one of our doctors will create an incision in your gums and jawbone, through which they can secure the implants. Once your implants are firmly placed into the jawbone, your dentist will suture the incision shut. Over the next four to six months, the implants will undergo osseointegration and create a stable, healthy foundation for your restoration. Once you are fully healed, you can return to our office to receive your restoration and abutments, which attach the crowns, bridges, or dentures to the implants.
Maintaining Your Implants
Following your surgery, Dr. Ennabi and his team can outline a care and maintenance routine to preserve your implants for as long as possible. Once your implants are fully healed, maintenance is as simple as caring for your natural teeth. Good oral hygiene and biannual visits to the dentist will allow you to enjoy the benefits of dental implants for many years to come.
Take Advantage of a Stronger Smile
For many patients, dental implants lay the foundations for a healthier smile for a lifetime after surgery. To make this innovative treatment option as accessible as possible, our office works with CareCredit® to finance your treatment. To schedule an initial consultation, call us today at (845) 227-1996 or contact our team online.