A Minimally Invasive Dental Implants Procedure
Dental implants have become the preferred tooth replacement solution for thousands of Americans. Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically inserted into the jaw that provide a lifetime of support for your artificial teeth. Dr. Eric Fisher is proud to offer a transmucosal dental implants procedure at his Plainview, NY, practice that minimizes the healing period and helps deliver a camera-ready smile.
Candidates for a Dental Implants Procedure
To be considered for dental implants, patients need to be in good general and oral health. Any outstanding dental issues, such as gum disease, should first be resolved. Patients with compromised immune systems or systemic health problems like heart disease or diabetes may need to consider another tooth replacement therapy, such as traditional dental crowns and bridges.
In order to qualify for dental implants, patients must have sufficient jawbone tissue to properly support an implant. If patients have insufficient jawbone tissue, a preparatory procedure such as a bone graft or a sinus lift may be necessary before you can undergo dental implant surgery. At the office of Eric B. Fisher, D.D.S., we offer a wide variety of dental therapies, and Dr. Fisher can perform these preparatory procedures to fortify the jawbone in preparation for implants. This is a huge convenience for patients because they will not need to look for another provider and can maintain a continuity of care with one dentist.
The Dental Implants Procedure
Your dental implant placement procedure will begin with Dr. Fisher administering a sedation method to ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed. Once you are prepared, he will make a very small incision in your gums.
The transmucosal approach involves a minute gum incision that obviates the need for sutures or extensive cutting of the gums. This equates to a shorter and more comfortable recovery time.
The implant is then placed into the jawbone through this access hole. Dr. Fisher will then close the incisions with dissolvable sutures. Over the next few months, the implant will integrate with the jawbone as part of a process called osseointegration. During this time, patients may wear temporary restorations—crowns, bridges or dentures—to complete their smile. Your permanent restorations and abutments, which connect the tooth to the implant, will be attached once the osseointegration process is complete in approximately four to six months.
The Dental Implants Difference
Dr. Fisher is committed to providing the least invasive treatments possible to his patients, and his transmucosal approach to dental implants is no exception. A dental implant procedure with Dr. Fisher boasts a number of benefits, including:
- A less invasive approach compared to traditional open dental implant surgery
- A realistic look and feel to your teeth
- Teeth that will not slip when you speak, laugh, or eat
- A lifetime of support for your restorations
- A halt to jawbone degradation
Yet another added benefit of dental implants is that they replace the root of a missing tooth. When a tooth root is missing for too long, the jawbone can deteriorate rapidly. Your cheeks may become concave or the lips may pucker as a result. Implants essentially stop the breakdown of the jawbone and the unwanted effects this has on your facial appearance.
Learn More About Our Dental Implants Procedure
Find out for yourself how a dental implants procedure with Dr. Fisher can quickly and comfortably transform the function and aesthetics of your smile. Contact our office online or call (516) 942-4440 to schedule your consultation.