Do you have one or more missing teeth? Is the gap left by missing teeth impacting your bite? Dental implants are a dental service that can restore the appearance and function of missing teeth. At Nova Dental, Dr. Dmitry Nova offers single dental implants as well as treatments to restore multiple missing teeth. Implants are titanium posts that attach to the jawbone and support a dental restoration such as a crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants can offer natural form, function, and aesthetics and serve as a prosthetic tooth, replacing the root and the crown, and restoring function to patients’ bites.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Before implant treatment, Dr. Nova ensures that patients are in good oral health. He will also ensure that patients have enough bone and gum tissue to support their implants. Bone grafting is also an option to create enough healthy bone tissue for implant treatment.
A single dental implant consists of a titanium post, crown, and abutment that connects the post to the crown. Dr. Nova provides flapless implant surgery. For typical dental implant surgery, an oral surgeon creates an incision in the gums. This incision creates a flap to access the jawbone. Alternatively, Dr. Nova creates a hole in the gums and jaw bone tissue to place the implant post. This eliminates the healing time that is associated with regular dental implants. He can provide same-day dental implant services for patients who need to replace their missing teeth.
After placing your predetermined restoration, patients leave our office with a new fully functioning, and aesthetically pleasing smile. Implants reduce the likelihood of jaw bone deterioration and gum disease. We recommend that patients schedule regular dental examinations so we can ensure that their implants and teeth are healthy after treatment.
Computer-Guided Implant Dentistry
Dr. Nova uses 3D CBCT scanning technology to place your dental implants strategically. The incorporation of this digital technology will support a more predictable result. The computer-guided placement minimizes error and leverages healthy bone tissue.
Before the procedure even starts, we take thorough scans of the area where we’ll be placing the implants. 3D digital models of your mouth are produced after using CBCT scanning. Dr. Nova analyzes the model that the computer creates to precisely plan your implants. He can determine the exact area and angle for the implant posts to ensure that you get the maximum stability and function from your restoration. He uses this technology to show patients what their projected smile will look like after they complete treatment.
Dr. Nova also performs incision-less dental implant placement. It’s minimally invasive and completely guided by technology. Instead of cutting a flap into the tissue, Dr. Nova places the implants directly in the mouth. Guides or stents allow him to arrange the implants in the mouth so that it matches the precise placement determined by the computer model. Recovery is typically much easier with this method, as no cuts or stitches are needed.
Ankylos Dental Implants: quality materials, lasting results.
Dr. Nova is focused on the best possible outcome for your tooth replacement needs. From advanced techniques to the highest quality of materials, we want to provide a new tooth or secure your denture with implants that will remain stable for many years with proper oral hygiene and dental care. We use Ankylos dental implants because of their design, quality, and ability to support long-term results. Manufactured in Germany, Ankylos dental implants offer superior precision in design and unique features that benefit patients.
Dr. Nova is one of few dentists nationwide utilizing Ankylos implants and providing an exceptional patient experience and outcome. Ankylos implants are uniquely designed to mimic the natural tooth structure within the jaw. This will stimulate better integration with your healthy bone, during a process called osseointegration. The successful knitting of the implant and bone tissue will keep your new tooth in place and maintain your natural jaw structure.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
We recommend dental implants for tooth replacement whenever possible. The biggest hurdle is ensuring you have enough healthy bone structure to support the implants. If you don’t, a bone grafting procedure can be done to get you the bone structure you need. You’ll have to be completely healed from this procedure before the implants can be placed in this area. It’s necessary for you to be in good overall health, too, as it is a surgical procedure, and you need to be healthy enough to undergo it.
If you have gum disease or remaining tooth fragments in the implant area, these need to be taken care of as well. We can extract the tooth fragments and perform periodontal therapy to manage gum disease. We encourage patients to stop or avoid smoking if they’re planning to get dental implants. Smoking increases the likelihood of implant failure and impacts the way you heal from implant placement.
Dental Implant FAQs
Do you have further questions about our Dental Implant services in our office? Continue reading to find answers to frequently asked questions.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
There are several advantages to dental implant treatment. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants helps patients eat and speak with ease. Implant restorations also improve confidence because they create a fuller smile. Dental implants are permanent restorations because they are made of titanium and support teeth at the root once they fuse with the jawbone. Additionally, patients can receive a crown, bridge, or denture secured by implants.
How long do dental implants last?
Titanium implant posts are permanent. Since they are made of titanium metal, implants offer durability to patients. Once the implants fuse with the jaw bone, they become part of the smile. Although patients may need to replace their bridge, denture, or crown, they will not need to replace the implant posts.
Why do dental implants have a high success rate?
Implants have a 95% success rate. This high rate of success is dependent upon the implant’s placement and the jaw bone’s quality and stability. Additionally, patients who care for their implant or implant restorations will have longer-lasting results that look and feel natural. Implants fail if patients do not properly care for their oral health after implant treatment.
Can implants fail?
Tooth decay and nicotine are common causes of implant failure. Patients in poor oral health are more at risk of losing their dental implants. Gum disease and bone and gum recession can lead to implant failure. Additionally, the nicotine in cigarettes and vaping products constricts the blood vessels. Because of this, nicotine hinders healing from medical and dental procedures. It is also important to note that high blood sugar and uncontrolled diabetes are factors in the success of your dental implants.
How do you care for dental implants?
It is important that you continue your oral hygiene home care routine after you receive your implants. Brush and floss daily to keep the gums and crowns clean. We can teach you how to floss with traditional dental floss or use interdental floss to clean between your implant crowns. Remember to schedule regular dental visits twice a year. We will examine your implant restoration and natural teeth to ensure that you do not have any problems with your new smile.
Try Dental Implants Today
Create a fuller, healthier smile with dental implants. Call Nova Dental for restorative dental care today at 410-363-6868. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Nova online. Do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions or concerns about your implant options. We are always happy to help.