Traditional Dental Implants Offer Unmatched Stability
When tooth loss affects our patients, we often recommend dental implants to restore form and function to their smiles. A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed in the jaw to replace a natural tooth's root. Once the bone has healed, the implant can support a restoration.
There are different types of titanium posts available, but nothing provides the amount of support, stability, and strength that a traditional dental implant placed at our Queens dental practice can. Dr. Clifford Degel is one of the most sought after implant dentists in all of New York. He has great success rates and consistently achieves optimal outcomes for his restorative dentistry patients. If you have missing teeth and would like to learn more about whether traditional implants are right for you, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Degel.
Advantages of Choosing Traditional Dental Implants
While other types of dental implants are safe and effective for the right candidates, traditional titanium posts that are allowed adequate time to fully integrate into the jawbone offer the optimal structure to support crowns, bridges, and dentures. Mini dental implants are often the best choice for older patients, or those with insufficient bone tissue who do not want to undergo a bone grafting procedure. This is possible because mini implants require less bone than traditional implants. Although they are the optimal treatment for certain patients, they do not offer the same level of stability or longevity as a traditional implant.
Placing and Restoring Traditional Dental Implants
Immediate-loading implants employ the use of mini dental implants that are attached to your restorations in one visit. Again, for appropriate candidates this can be an effective procedure, but it does not offer the same strength and durability of the larger, traditional titanium posts that have had months to fully integrate with the jaw. This process, called osseointegration, allows the implant ample time to fuse with the jawbone, essentially becoming part of the jaw's structure.
Your traditional dental implant treatment plan will consist of a minimum of three visits to our office. During your fist appointment, Dr. Degel will surgically place the titanium post, followed by approximately four to six months of recovery time to allow the bone to fuse. When the healing process is complete, Dr. Degel will place an abutment piece and a temporary restoration. Once the gums have healed, he will place your permanent, customized restoration that will blend seamlessly into your smile. Our in-house dental laboratory creates beautiful crowns, bridges, and dentures using the finest materials. We proudly offer products like Prettau® Anterior that mimic the light-reflecting and translucency properties of your natural teeth.
Additional Restorative Treatments
At Astoria Dental Group, we offer all types of procedures to restore your oral health. We can perform bone grafting to build up enough healthy tissue to support a dental implant and clear away any traces of periodontal disease to prepare your mouth for your surgery. We can even restore failed implants that were placed by another doctor.
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To learn more about which type of dental implant is right for you, please contact our practice and make an appointment.