A dental implant is beneficial to restore the normal functioning of your teeth. Your dentist may recommend a dental implant if you need to have a tooth extracted or if you had a tooth pulled months or even years ago.
A dental implant is important because if you allow the gap from a missing tooth to remain, your bone and gum tissue will deteriorate over time. This can cause your teeth to move and shift out of place, impacting your biting, chewing, and even speaking abilities.
What can I expect from a dental implant service?
Your dental implant procedure from iSmile Dental begins with oral surgery to place a titanium rod — the implant — into your jawbone through a small incision. Over the following months, bone bonds to the implant, which creates a strong foundation for an artificial tooth known as a dental crown.
Once your implant heals, your dentist has you come in for a follow-up visit to attach a support post (abutment) onto the implant. Your dentist can make a temporary crown to cover the abutment on the spot.
They also take digital scans of your tooth using advanced iTero® technology and forward your images to the dental lab for crown fabrication. The final step involves bonding your permanent crown to the abutment once it arrives in the office (it takes about two or three weeks to fabricate).
The team at iSmile Dental combines over 25 years of experience specializing in dental implants, so you can feel confident that you’re in capable hands. For instance, Dr. Royzman completed his postgraduate training at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He continues his education regularly and is a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Royzman currently works in multiple cosmetic dental offices around the greater New York City area and serves as an assistant clinical professor of periodontics at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Because of this extensive experience, Dr. Royzman and his team can help you with the most complex dental implant restoration treatment plans.
How long does a dental implant treatment plan take?
From beginning to end, your dental implant treatment plan can take as little as a few months, all the way up to a year for complex treatments that require grafting procedures. Because you have access to a team of highly skilled dental implant experts at iSmile Dental, you can usually find out about how long your treatment plan should take during your initial evaluation.
If you need a dental implant, look no further than iSmile Dental. Call the office nearest you, or request an appointment online today.