Implants are utilized to offer patients a foundation for new restorative teeth where natural teeth are missing or have been extracted. The implant offers the patient the opportunity to regain normal function of the tooth without being forced to resort to a bridge or a denture. The procedure consists of placing the implant in the jaw bone and allowing it to heal for 3-6 months, after which a crown can be secured to it.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implant are 97-98% successful because they bond with the existing bone. The new implant will support your teeth firmly and safely. Dental implants feel and look like your natural teeth. The dental implant will prevent osteoporosis of your jawbone. Dental implants allow patients who are missing teeth to chew normally.
Research indicates that once a tooth is extracted, 60% of the bone atrophies within a few months, and 1-2% of bone continues to wear away every year after. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.
Dr. Kapadia is a firm believer in bone grafting sites where an extraction is necessary, because it will prevent your jaw bone from shrinking and allow us the ability to grow bone where needed. This gives Dr. Kapadia the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, and it also gives us a chance to more effectively restore aesthetic appearance and functionality.