Farber Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants knows that as we age proper tooth maintenance can become difficult. If you are missing a tooth or an arch of teeth and have read our blog post on “Increased Tooth Loss for Senior Citizens,” you already know you are not alone. Luckily, if you are unhappy with your smile or having difficulties with conventional dentures, there is a procedure called All-on-4 implant-supported dentures that can help. We want to help our patients understand the procedures we offer so you can better understand how we can help you! In this blog post, we will quickly explain dental implants and even some dental implant problems that could arise.
What are Dental Implants and How Do They Work?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, similar in shape to a screw. When placed in your jawbone, they attach to the natural bone. They become a base for supporting artificial teeth, called crowns. Crowns are explicitly crafted to match your natural teeth and fit in your mouth. If you need all of your upper or lower teeth replaced, we have the most convenient to schedule All-on-4 Long Island has to offer — also known as 1-Day-Smile. It’s an ideal alternative to regular dentures and gives you a firm bite to eat all the foods you love.
After the screw is installed an abutment (like a connector) is placed atop the implant to support the crown.
When installed by an experienced dental implant specialist, like Farber Center, a dental implant is one of the safest procedures in periodontics. Placement within the gums is one of the more difficult steps in the process. Seeing a periodontist for your dental implants is advisable because they specialize in conditions affecting the gums.
Do Implants Have a High Rate of Success?
According to Web M.D. dental implants, in general, have a success rate of up to 98%. Even with such a high percentage success rate, there is still 2% of cases that end with a complication. Fortunately, many of the issues that complicate dental implants are quickly resolved. We recommend visiting a practice that you trust and is well-reviewed, like Farber Center.
If you’ve had an infected implant, we are proud to provide the LAPIP procedure (Laser-Assisted Peri-Implant Procedure) which can resolve the infection and reattach your gum to the implant and its crowd. Less invasive than conventional methods, it has a high success rate and can help your implants last a long time. Also, if you’re frustrated with a traditional denture that slips, our All-on-Four dental implants offer a highly effective new alternative. We are among leading providers of many state-of-the-art tooth implant procedures to save or replace teeth.
Our holistic dental practice is patient-centered, and we are pleased to answer questions about any of our procedures. If you want to replace an old denture or an entire row of teeth and are in Long Island, All-on-4 is available at our dentist offices in Medford NY and Hauppauge, NY. To schedule an appointment, call The Farber Center at (631) 265-4442 or (631) 758-3700 or contact us here.
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