Paying Attention to Detail for Dental Implant Rochester NY

Discovering you need a dental implant can pose several questions, especially if it’s your first experience.  It’s estimated that three million people in the United States have dental implants, with that number expected to grow by 500,000 annually.[1] From learning what the dental implant is to what the process entails, it’s important to know the specifics. This includes why it’s important for a periodontist to pay attention to detail. If you’re going to need a dental implant Rochester NY, here are several things you should know.

Why Do People Get Dental Implants?

People get dental implants to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth.  It doesn’t matter if they’re missing teeth due to an accident, tooth decay, or some other type of trauma. The important thing to remember is to get the tooth replaced, as soon as possible. Ignoring a missing tooth can lead to other oral health and general health problems.

What Does a Dental Implant Involve?

A dental implant involves two parts.[2] The first is the actual implant that consists of a titanium post being surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gums. Once the post has been placed accurately and has healed, an abutment is attached so that a final crown can be placed and act as your new tooth.

Why is it Important to Pay Attention to Detail When Placing a Dental Implant?

Paying attention to detail when placing a dental implant can impact its success rate. Dental implants have a 98% ten-year success rate, depending on the surgeon’s skill, the brand and quality of the implant, the patient’s oral hygiene and post implant care. This is partially due to their design and how they are placed in a patient’s mouth. They need to be placed precisely because the bone needs to grow over the post to create a strong connection that will sustain all of the biting and chewing.

Periodontists achieve this accuracy in several ways. There are regular X-rays as well as CT scans so that they can get a three-dimensional view of the jaw. This allows them to avoid nerves and sinus cavities near the implant site when placing the implant.

These exams can also help periodontists gain insight into if there has been any bone loss which can happen when teeth are missing. Since implants need a good amount of bone to be successful, this will help them determine the best placing for the implant.

Once the placement of the dental implant is determined, the periodontist will begin to drill the area. During this process, it’s also important to avoid overheating the bone. This could damage or weaken the bone and compromise its stability which will impact the implant.

All of these steps are important when placing a dental implant. If the periodontist does not pay attention to detail, the implant may not be placed properly and won’t work well. It also can’t be expected to last for that long.

Do You Need a Dental Implant Rochester NY?

If you are looking for more information on dental implants Rochester NY, Dr. Zahavi at Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester can help. Dr. Zahavi uses 3-D CAT scan technology to place implants precisely to give patients the best outcome possible. His emphasis on precision and detail can help patients get the most life out of their dental implants. He has helped countless patients improve their oral health. To learn more about dental implants in Rochester, NY, call Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester to schedule an appointment today. 585.685.2005





Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Thomas Zahavi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He completed his post-graduate periodontal education at the Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester in 2006.

Dr. Zahavi obtained his combined DMD and Master’s degree Summa Cum Laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1997). He then pursued a speciality program in Prosthodontics (the restoration and replacement of teeth), receiving the highest honors in the residency program (2001). In 2003 he relocated with his family to the USA in pursuit of a residency program in Periodontology at the University of Rochester/ Eastman Institute for Oral Health. He was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation and honored with a research fellowship from a major dental implant company. He is a Board-Certified Periodontist (USA) and Prosthodontist (Israel). His clinical experience and training in the two specialities proves to be invaluable, especially in patients requiring comprehensive periodontal and implant treatments.

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