If you are thinking about getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you will want to come and see us at our oral surgery practice, Marc B. Hertz, DDS, PC. Our practice is limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery. This means that our Brooklyn oral surgeon, Dr. Marc B. Hertz, performs many dental implant procedures for our patients
Dental implants are a great way for patients to have the missing teeth replaced. This is because dental implants look, feel, and function just like permanent teeth. If well taken care of with brushing and flossing, and periodic dental cleanings, your dental implants should be able to last a lifetime. However, it is very important that the titanium dental implant roots are exactly placed in their proper position in your job. As with any type of surgery, you will want to make sure that your oral surgery relating to your dental implants is performed by someone who is an expert in his or her field. This is why you will want to come to our practice to meet with our Brooklyn oral surgeon when you are thinking about getting dental implants. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for the procedure, our implant surgeon will surgically insert a dental implant root for each tooth that is going to be replaced. There is a healing period of several months during which time the jawbone will fully heal, and the dental implants fully fuse to the jawbone.
If our Brooklyn oral surgeon determines that your jawbone is not thick enough or healthy enough to withstand the oral surgery, he may be able to provide you with bone grafting to supplement the jawbone mass so that the dental implants can be anchored firmly into the jawbone. Many times, patients have been told that they are not good candidates for the procedure; however, then they come to us for a second opinion and learned that a bone grafting procedure will completely solve their problem. Once the healing is completed, your general dentist will be able to provide you with a beautiful porcelain crown to complete your dental implant. At this point, you will be able to eat anything you want in total comfort. Your beautiful smile will also be fully restored. Dental implants are also very helpful because the implant root portion will keep your jawbone from atrophying. This will keep your jawbone healthy and help save your youthful appearance. For an appointment to meet with our surgeon regarding getting dental implants, contact us today.