Plan Your Beautiful Smile Restoration with a Dental Implants Evaluation
By Eugene D. Stanislaus on March 14, 2014
If you are missing teeth, you may feel embarrassed by your smile and wish for a restored appearance and function. You may have heard that dental implants offer the closest replication of your natural teeth. However, the process of receiving dental implants may remain a mystery. Fortunately, at our dentists’ Brooklyn practice, Brooklyn Heights Dental, we offer a dental implants evaluation that is both insightful and comfortable. You will be able to make a final decision with confidence, so we can begin guiding you toward the incredible stability of dental implants through a customized care plan.
Should I Consider Dental Implants?
If you are missing any configuration or number of teeth, you may want to consider dental implants. This prosthetic option is particularly effective if you wish for a permanent, stable solution that replaces your entire tooth, including the roots. The true “dental implant” includes a titanium post that acts as your tooth’s “roots.” Your cosmetic dentist will surgically place the implant into your jawbone, where it will fuse with the bone over several months of healing time. Once the implants fuse, the prosthetic portion of your implant, which acts as your “tooth” or “teeth” is referred to as a “restoration.” A single implant restoration includes a custom-fitted dental crown.
What Does the Implant Evaluation Process Include?
The dental implants evaluation process includes a comprehensive examination. Your dentist will first visually examine your mouth to survey your replacement needs. Next, you will both discuss your smile goals. To gather the data to create your implants, such as the dimensions of your oral structure, and to determine if you have adequate jawbone density, you may be required to sit for different types of imaging, including the following:
- X-Rays: X-rays rely on radiography to take images of your oral structure. This gives your dentist a 2D understanding of the open spaces in your mouth, to begin planning.
- CT Scan: A CT scan combines a variety of X-ray perspectives from different angles, to provide doctors with a more thorough “cross-section” view of your oral structure.
- Cone Bean Computed Tomography Scan (CBCT): This form of imaging offers doctors a 3D image of your cranium and oral structure, for images that they can easily manipulate with computer software. They can create a detailed blueprint for your dental implant plan. This may include precise locations and angles for your implants, to optimize your results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Do you wish for a permanent teeth replacement option that offers you the best stability, function, and long-term results? You may make a fantastic candidate for dental implants. To determine your candidacy, Drs. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Lisa Reid will meet with you to complete your comprehensive evaluation process. They will ask you about your health, and will determine whether your jawbone is strong enough to support implants. Dental implants replace teeth in the following scenarios:
- You are missing one tooth
- You are missing multiple teeth in a row
- You are missing several teeth spread across your top or bottom arch
- You are missing a full arch of teeth, or both arches
Schedule an Appointment
If you would like to learn more about dental implants and how they may improve your life, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We will provide you with a dental implant evaluation, to determine which implant restorations will work best for you, and whether you make a good candidate for this treatment.
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