Cosmetic Dentistry Associates is home to Dr. Peter Auster and Dr. Frances Tang, both of which possess advanced dental implant training. They use modern dentistry and advanced technology to deliver polished dental implant secured restorations. If you suffer from missing or damaged teeth, you can trust Dr. Auster and Dr. Tang to replace them with teeth implants. As experts in implant dentistry, they can perform every phase of the implant process from their Pomona, NY dental practice.
The Dental Implant Process
If you are missing any number of teeth, you are likely a candidate for dental implants. However, there are certain health standards that need to be met. Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination to make sure you are healthy enough for implants and that there is enough bone density to support them. You may require a bone graft if you lack adequate bone density in the jaw. A treatment plan will be devised and customized to your needs. If you do not require additional treatments such as a bone graft, sinus lift augmentation, extractions, or gum disease therapy, then you can schedule the appointment to have your dental implants placed.
Dental Implant Surgery
On the day of your surgery at our Pomona, NY dentist office, we will place you under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. The dentists at Cosmetic Dentistry Associates will use advanced dental technology to accurately place your dental implants. Using computer guided tools, your dentist will surgically implant each post in its predetermined location. The length of your surgery is determined by how many implants are being placed but it is typically at least one hour.
After surgery, you will be left to recover and a temporary restoration will be placed if necessary. It will take about three to six months for the dental implants to completely fuse with the surrounding bone. Here, the bone will attach itself to the implant creating a very strong base. During this time, it is important to maintain your oral health. This will ensure that the implants have a healthy environment to properly heal.
Abutment and Restoration Placement
The last few steps involve preparing the implants for your new dental restoration and then placing it. Your dentist will need to attach the abutments to the implants. These are small metal piece that will act as a shock absorber between the implant and the restoration. It involves a minor procedure where the implants will be uncovered and the abutments attached. We will let the soft tissues in your mouth heal which should take a few weeks. At your final appointment, we will secure your final dental restoration.
How long does the dental implant journey take?
As you can see, this process has the potential to take a while. If you are already in good oral health and do not need any of the above mentioned pre-treatments, then it should about six months to complete. However, if you need additional treatments completed before the implants can be placed such as a bone graft, then the process will take longer, sometimes up to or over a year.
If you want to learn more about dental implants and you are ready to get started on your tooth replacement journey, contact Cosmetic Dentistry Associates today in Pomona, NY.