Dental Implant Testing and Evaluation
The team at Astoria Dental Group is committed to patient wellness and patient satisfaction, which is why we always plan meticulously and rely on the expertise of our team members and practice partners. These considerations are very important when placing dental implants, artificial tooth roots that support crowns, bridges, and dentures. We'd like to look at some basic concerns and tests related to implant dentistry that allow us to achieve optimal results with patient care.
Testing is Crucial for Successful Implant Dentistry Treatment
As with planning of implant dentistry treatment, proper testing of dental implants and good diagnostic technology can make a major difference in the overall quality of the treatment. This is why we are meticulous with the entire process, making sure that patients are viable for treatment and that the dental implants selected are most ideal for the needs of the patient.
Assessing Patient Candidacy for Dental Implants
As part of the planning process, we will first consider the patient's candidacy for dental implants. This means figuring out if the patient is in good overall health to tolerate an oral surgery procedure. By noting dental history and medical records, we can accurately determine the viability of dental implants for a patient's needs.
Examining the Health and Condition of the Bones and Gums
The density and health of the patient's teeth and gums is crucial for determining if dental implants are ideal for them. Using digital x-rays and other advanced diagnostics, we will assess the bone and gum tissue density. If necessary, bone grafting or gum grafting may be recommended to add tissue density to the dental ridge, allowing the patient to receive dental implants.
Using Computer Models to Determine the Right Implant Type
Since there are different kinds of dental implants that can be used to achieve optimal results, it's important to us that we pick the right one. Using a combination of computer models, digital diagnostics, and our years of dental care experience, we can determine the optimal dental implant to use for the patient.
Stress Testing and Evaluation of the Actual Dental Implants
Dental implants offer excellent stability of bridges and dentures, but it's important that they are properly tested by their manufacturers to ensure that they withstand proper bite pressure without breaking or causing harm to the natural structures of a patient's mouth. We always make sure to partner with the finest makers of dental implants who have rigorous quality control and testing standards. This is how we ensure that patients can smile, bite, and chew with confidence.
Advanced and Carefully Tested Implant Restorations
While it's important that we use the strongest dental implants possible, the same rigor regarding quality needs to be considered for the implant restorations. This is why we often use dental appliances and restorations that are made from Prettau® zirconia. This is a very durable and aesthetically pleasing material that ensures great results from treatment for years and years to come.
Schedule a Consultation at Astoria Dental Group
For more information about implant dentistry and how it can help you smile with confidence again, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice today. The entire team here at Astoria Dental Group looks forward to your visit and helping you make smart choices about your dental health and wellness.