If you are missing teeth due to injury or disease, dental implants are a permanent, effective solution that can restore both the aesthetics and functionality of your smile. Dental implants are small posts that are placed directly into the jawbone to replace lost tooth roots, and provide unparalleled support for restorations. Implants can uphold customized crowns, bridges, and dentures, restoring your ability to chew, smile, and speak with complete confidence. Dr. Haitham Ennabi places and restores dental implants at his Hopewell Junction, NY-area dental practice. To find out more about this life-changing procedure, contact us today.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small, threaded titanium posts that are surgically placed in your jaw. Implants are biocompatible, and will fuse with your bone through a process known as osseointegration. Because they fuse with bone tissue, implants become a permanent, lifelike anchor for restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures.
The number of implants you receive depends on the restoration being supported. A dental crown can be secured with a single implant. If you receive a dental bridge, then you may require two or more implants. Implants can also support full dentures, using up to several posts that are strategically placed in the upper, lower, or both arches.
Are You a Candidate?
In order to receive implants, you must be in good overall health, have sufficient jawbone tissue, and have enough room to support implants. Oral health conditions such as gum disease must be treated prior to implant surgery. If you do not have enough bone tissue, you may require a bone graft before the posts can be placed. Similarly, if you do not have adequate room, you may need a sinus lift before receiving implants. During your initial consultation, we will perform a thorough examination and discuss your goals before recommending a treatment plan or preparatory procedures.
Because dental implants fuse with your jawbone, they become permanently fixed in your smile to provide unparalleled support to restorations. You will be able to eat and speak knowing your prosthesis will not slip or shift.