If you are thinking about getting dental implants to replace one or several missing teeth, you will definitely want to come to our periodontal practice, Mitchell Bloom. At our practice our expert dentist is Dr. Bloom. Many people come to our periodontal practice to get dental implants, soft-tissue graftings, or other Lenox Hill periodontics care.
When you get dental implants, you want to have them surgically inserted by a periodontist who specializes in this type of treatment. If you have been told in the past that you would not be a good candidate for dental implants because your jawbone is not thick or healthy enough, our periodontist will most likely be able to provide you with a bone graft for your jawbone which will make your jawbone healthy enough to securely hold a dental implant root. After this surgery, you too can be a great candidate for getting dental implants. Our Lenox Hill periodontics care is comprehensive and we offer many different types of periodontal treatments. Whether you need a crown lengthening, or a scaling and root planing treatment to get your gums back to good health, we can provide these services for you as well. If you have a missing tooth or missing teeth that is creating a gap in your smile, it is very important that you get some type of tooth replacement so that your other teeth will not try to move to fill in the gap left by a missing tooth. This can throw off your tooth alignment and cause you to need orthodontic care. Many patients enjoy getting dental implants to replace missing teeth because they look, feel, and function just like permanent teeth.
If well taken care of with regular brushing and periodic dental cleanings your new dental implants should last a lifetime. Once our dentist determines that you are a good candidate for dental implants he will surgically insert a titanium dental implant root into your jawbone for each tooth that is going to be replaced. There is then a healing period of several months during which time your jawbone will fully heal, and the dental implant root will completely fuse to the jawbone. Once it is determined that the healing period has completed, your restorative dentist will then be able to provide you with a beautiful porcelain crown to be permanently attached to the dental implant root. For an appointment to see our periodontist regarding any type of Lenox Hill periodontics care, contact us today.
By Mitchell J. Bloom, DMD, PC
August 16, 2016