WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?
WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT? You may be asking yourself, what is a dental implant? To learn more about dental implants, you have come to the right place. Dr. Cohen can provide patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in one single procedure that lasts about an hour. This technology, also called Teeth-in-an-Hour was developed by Nobel Biocare, and allows for collaboration between both the restorative dentist and the surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection. This benefits the patient being that there is less post operative discomfort, less swelling and less bruising. Often, patients can resume their normal activities the next day.
The process starts when a three-dimensional scan is taken of the patient’s jawbone. This scan allows for the generation of a 3-D model of the jawbone, which can then be used in virtual reality software to plan the procedure for dental implants. The results are precise implant placement, and less chair time for the patient during surgery. Additionally, this 3D-scan can also tell us if additional procedures for dental implants will be required, such as dental bone grafting.
IF you are still asking yourself what is a dental implant, or if you’d like more information about dental implants, please call (212) 988-6725 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cohen.