Implant Fixture placement
Implants are a lifetime investment in the quality of your life, especially if it lets you get rid of your partial, or a loose denture. Since they are expensive, many people who need more than 1 implant break up the treatment into sections of the mouth, doing 1 section per year. To see if implants are for you, your 1st step is a Full Set of X-Rays with a thorough cleaning. One caveat - you cannot have any ongoing infection in your mouth while getting implants - hence your mouth must be in good shape 1st. Dr. Zizmor will give you a thorough examination, and discuss your options with you.
Implants are usually the treatment of choice to replace missing teeth. However there must be enough room, and the bone thick enough. Implants are preferred to a bridge, in that it is free standing, and does not involve cutting down adjacent teeth. It is easier to clean and maintain, and the cost is similar.
Implant Abutments screwed in
Crowns cemented over Implants
There is an implant specialist on the premises – Dr. Arnold Rosen, who does the surgical placement of the implant fixture into the jawbone. There is a specialized 3D Digital X-ray machine that ascertains the quality and thickness of the bone. A computer program calculates the proper size implant fixture, and at what angle and depth it is to be placed. If there is insufficient bone, then a bone graft can be done first. It takes about 3-4 months for the bone to grow into and integrate the implant fixture. If it is a front tooth, then a temporary partial is worn.
Then Dr. Zizmor takes over the restorative aspect of the implant case. He takes a specialized impression of the implant fixture which allows the laboratory to produce a computer generated customized abutment (screwed in post), and crown. It looks so natural that only you know it’s an implant tooth replacement. You brush and floss it just like all your other teeth. Implants are also stronger than natural teeth, and that is why it is recommended that you wear a night guard, which we provide to you at no extra charge.
Implants are a lifetime investment in the quality of your life, especially if it lets you get rid of your partial, or a loose denture. To see if implants are for you, your 1st step is a Full Set of X-Rays with a thorough cleaning. One caveat – you cannot have any ongoing infection in your mouth while getting implants – hence your mouth must be in good shape 1st. Dr. Zizmor will give you a thorough examination, and discuss your options with you.
Implant Site – Fixture visible once healing cap is removed
Implant Site – Custom Abutment is screwed in
Implant Site – Crown is cemented over Custom Abutment