Dental Implants Niskayuna, NY
Dental Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. Before the development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.
For a successful implant to take hold, the patient must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. A simple examination with your Niskayuna family dentist is all it takes to figure out if you are a good candidate for dental implants. That being said, in all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
One major benefit of dental Implants is that they are fitted for your mouth so that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Because dental implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic, there is no chance for them to decay like your other teeth.
As part of the dental implant procedure, surgery will be necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the surgery, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth.
Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure. In order to ensure that your dental implants last for as long as possible, proper oral hygiene is highly encouraged. Following both the surgery and your final visit, our Niskayuna, NY family dentist will go over how to properly maintain and care for your new dental implants.