Upper West Side NYC Dental Office
For various reasons, your jaw bone may not be sufficiently strong and thick to support a dental implant. And when you want to replaces a tooth that is missing, there is simply no better and more advanced option than an implant. It replaces not only the tooth above the surface, but the root beneath it. You will not have to use any messy dental adhesives, or lose any material from your other teeth. A dental implant looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth does. In every way, it’s a superior choice, and we here at Contemporary Dental Implant Centre want you, our valued patient, to enjoy its benefits. But if your jaw bone does not meet the minimum qualifications for an implant, our Upper West Side NYC dental office can do a bone grafting procedure to correct the issue and allow you to proceed with the process of getting the implant placed. Possible causes for needing bone grafting include previous extractions, gum disease, or defects as the result of traumatic injuries.
The way that bone grafting works is that bone is harvested from elsewhere in your body, or from a donor bank, and it is then transplanted into your jaw. There is a waiting period, during which new bone grows around the transplanted bone, making it thicker and stronger. This can take up to nine months, but many patients need a lot less time for the situation to be resolved and the bone to be ready for proceeding with the dental implant. Our Upper West Side NYC dental office should be able to give you an estimate of how long it should take for you as part of the consultation. Once your bone is ready, the first step in getting your dental implant (the placement of the titanium post) can begin.
Don’t let a jaw bone that isn’t up to the task deter you from getting a dental implant. Our Upper West Side NYC dental office wants you to have the self-confidence that comes from restoring your complete smile and being able to chew and speak without any awkwardness whatsoever.