The dental implant procedure has become commonplace in recent years. It’s one of the cosmetic procedures of choice for many New Yorkers looking for a smile makeover. Our implantologists and implant specialists are open on Sunday to work around your schedule, whether you need mini dental implants, full dental implants, or a single tooth implant. At 505 Dental Associates in the Bronx, NY, we use only the best quality medical grade titanium or titanium alloy for our teeth implants.
Both Titanium and zirconia components are biocompatible and are absolutely perfect to create natural and aesthetically pleasing dental implant teeth. Which one is better? Read more about Ceramic (Zirconia) vs Titanium Dental Implants
What Are Dental Implants?
It wasn’t too long ago that if you suffered from tooth loss due to decay, disease, or injury, the only treatment options available to you were bridges or dentures. Today, there’s another option. Dental implants have revolutionized dental care.
What is a dental implant and why is it special?
When you lose real teeth, your dentist will remove the entire tooth, including its root, that previously extended quite a way into your jawbone. The tooth root helps to stabilize the tooth, anchoring it firmly in place and ensuring it is strong enough for you to bite and chew your food.
The main component of a dental implant is the post or screw that is inserted into the jawbone, replacing a real tooth root. Once in the bone, something unique happens as the implant post is what’s called osteophilic, meaning it is bone loving, and it quickly becomes fused with the bone around it in a process called Osseointegration. Osseointegration was initially discovered by chance, but its discovery has revolutionized dentistry. Once Osseointegration is complete, the implant post is firmly fused in place, allowing for no movement at all. It’s a structure that also helps to prevent bone loss.
Real tooth roots help preserve and protect the bone around them as every time you bite on a tooth, the stresses of these biting forces are transmitted through the tooth, into the tooth root, and out into the bone around it. These stresses tell the body that it must continue renewing old bone cells as they die off. When a real tooth root is removed, the stresses are lost, but a dental implant post artificially replaces them.
It’s a critical factor because the bone around teeth is called alveolar bone and is quite fragile. In areas where the bone is thinnest, for example, round the upper front teeth, it resorbs more quickly, providing less and less support for the facial muscles in your cheeks and lips. This is why people who lose multiple teeth will often have facial features that seem to have caved in or collapsed.
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