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Guided Implant Surgery FAQ

What Is Dental Implant?

Dental implants refer specifically to the titanium post inserted into the jaw, which acts as a replacement to the natural root. It needs to heal before the process can be completed. Start-to-finish, it can take up to a year for a dental implant, especially if the patient needs to build up bone mass first.

Once the titanium post is ready, an abutment and crown, or restoration, goes on top of that. When it’s finished, it has the look and function of a natural tooth.

Despite these facts, dental implants can still fail in certain situations. For this reason, Brisman Implant and Oral Surgery (BIOS) make sure that you are aware of the possible causes of dental implant failure.

Implant Rejection’s Sole Cause

A dental implant is essentially a prosthetic which the body needs to learn to “accept.” Failure may occur if the body “rejects” the prosthesis. In this case, the body can reject a dental implant if the patient becomes allergic to titanium, the most commonly-used material for dental implant abutments, after the procedure.

Remember that the mouth is one of the most inhospitable environments in the body. With saliva being acidic, introducing a foreign material like the metal abutment of a dental implant into the oral cavity can result in mild corrosion. As a result, the patient may develop an allergy.

Fortunately, allergic reactions are very rare, and corrosion only happens in specific situations:

The implant is composed of two different metallic materials.

  • Tiny spaces and crevices form on the surface of the implant.
  • The quality of your dental implant matters, then. You can rest assured that at Brisman Implant and Oral Surgery, the dental implants we use are high-quality titanium.

Implant Failure Due to Negligence

Poor oral hygiene is another common cause of implant failure. Titanium implants may be durable, but they still require proper care, after all.

This includes thorough brushing. Bacteria exist in the mouth, and although it has its uses, it can also be harmful to your oral health. With regard to dental implants, bacteria can form around them and the surrounding tissues, resulting in implant failure.

If you already have implants or are about to get one, take care not to neglect your oral hygiene. This is the simplest rule of dental care, yet most people ignore it. Don’t be one of them, make difference.

Why work with a professional dental surgeon?

The success of a dental implant also depends on the skill of the dentist. If an inexperienced dentist incorrectly positions the implant, it can result in osseointegration failure.

Osseointegration refers to the merging or anchoring of the dental implant to the jawbone. This process can take a couple of weeks after the procedure. In some cases, however, the implant fails to connect to the jawbone. As mentioned above, incorrect positioning is a cause, along with low bone density, bone or tissue trauma, and nerve damage. Dental implant failure is inevitable even if you do your utmost to care for your implants.

Quality, Affordable Dental Implants

Led by an accomplished Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. Adam Brisman, BIOS provides quality dental implants in New York and nearby areas.

Dental implants, which are surgically inserted into your jaw, feel and function just like your own teeth. They are also made to match your natural teeth, making it virtually impossible to tell the two apart. Plus, they offer many other advantages:

  • Improved Ability to Chew and Speak

Removable dentures can slide off when you’re eating and, sometimes, when you’re speaking. But with implants surgically placed into your jaw, you gain more tooth stability. In turn, you can chew, eat, and speak better and more comfortably.

  • Other Teeth Will Not Be Affected

Other tooth replacement options such as dental bridges require grinding down the adjacent teeth so that the bridge can be cemented on them. By contrast, dental implants don’t compromise any adjacent teeth as they are directly placed into the missing tooth’s space.

  • Durability

Dental implants in New York is made from titanium, which is known for being durable. Thus, with proper and regular care, dental implants will last many years, perhaps even a lifetime.

  • Convenience

Since dental implants are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent. In turn, they eliminate the inconvenience of removing dentures every night, as well as the need for putting messy adhesives to keep them in place.

  • High Success Rate

When performed by a specialist, dental implant procedures have a high success rate. Clinical studies even indicate a success rate of greater than 95%—and that is higher than any other tooth replacement option.

Take back your smile and eat your favorite foods with confidence and zero pain with durable, convenient and permanent implants.

Who’s a good candidate?

You are if you’re in good health and have healthy gums and adequate bone to support an implant. You must be committed to thorough oral hygiene to keep your mouth healthy and schedule regular dental visits. Ask Dr. Adam Brisman if implants are an option for you and reserve your dental implant consultation.

Ready for a consultation?

Dental implants provide excellent long-term value and can be a terrific investment in long-term oral health. Reduce the risk of dental implant failure. Practice good oral hygiene habits and choose our experienced dentists to perform the procedure. Contact Brisman Implant and Oral Surgery today.