If you are looking for a dental implant dentist in Forest Hills then Bella Normatov, DDS has the neccessary experience and qualifications to perfoprm successful dental implant surgery, having performed a few hundred dental implant procedures over the years at her Forest Hills dental implant office. The procedure is performed at our office and there is no need to visit another dentist to have the crown attached.
Dental implants are permanent prosthetic teeth that are attached to a titanium post that is inserted into the patient's Jawbone. The titanium post will act as a root for the tooth and on top of the abutment will be placed a prosthetic crown that will exactly resemble a patients tooth The crown will be composed of either ceramic or porcelain and can be color matched to your teeth. Therefore when you smile will hardly be visible that is not that is not a real tooth and will be completely natural.
It is important for patients to understand that when a tooth has been removed the bone density across the jaw ridge decreases in the first year and the patient will lose 25% in the area where the tooth is removed. Loss of bone density in patients who are having one or multiple teeth removed is a serious issue and therefore bone loss can cause loss of definition in facial structure and will cause patients the ability to speak, chew and maintain nourishment from their food as their diet will become compromised. Therefore in the area where tooth loss has happened missing teeth should be replaced not only for cosmetic reasons but also for the patients oral health and total well being.
When a patient is missing teeth or they are not replaced it can cause a number of problems. Initially the underlying tooth loss will create a large space that will cause neighboring teeth to fill in the gap. This can cause teeth to become out of balance. When this process happens teeth begin to extrude out of their sockets and it is possible that you can create spaces. This can lead to and therefore can eventually lead to periodontal disease and therefore dental implants are a very successful way of improving patients overall smiles. By replacing your missing teeth with dental implants patients can retain their smile and achieve optimal dental health.
What does dental implant surgery consist of?
Dental implant surgery is performed by either an oral surgeon or a dentist with the Diplomate in Implantology. Dr Normatov has attained the Implantology Diplomate from NYU which means that that she has undergone special training in the process of implants and understands the full biological, physiological and dental implant treatment process. Initially Dr. Normatov will surgically place an dental implant composed of a titanium post into into the patients jawbone. This is performed by initially removing some of the gum tissue and exposing the bone. Sophisticated dental software is used in order to strategically place the dental implant in the space. The exposed area is then covered once the implant is placed and the process of osseo-integration takes place. Dr Normatov then will schedule another appointment in 3 to 6 months after the post has become fused with the patients jaw. This process this is known as osseointegration and takes place over a number of month whereby the titanium post will become fixed to the jawbone. When the patients returns to see if the process of osseointegration has been successfull, Dr. Normatov will remove some of the gum tissue in order to see if the titanium post has fused with the jaw bone. In most cases this will have been enough time for the patients titanium post to fuse to the bone. In many cases the crown can then be affixed to the titanium post known as the abutment.
The patient must practice good oral hygiene practices and have regular visits to the dentist that will aid the life of the dental implant.