Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Dental Implant Restorations

Dental Implant Placement Procedure

During the last 20 years, dental implants have become the most innovative and desirable alternative method for teeth replacement.  At Yurovsky Dental, we have found that this procedure has proven success in enhancing the quality of life for our patients.  Dental implants can improve not only your overall oral health, but also help you gain the confidence that comes with a well-functioning smile that looks and feels natural.

Tooth loss is frustrating, but it does not have to be permanent. Dr. Yurovsky enjoys bringing back rejuvenated oral health and a brand new outlook in confidence to patients’ smiles with the help of dental implants.  This revolutionary restorative option offers countless of benefits, including incredible durability, aesthetic value and a sense of fortified confidence.  In addition, dental implants can help preserve the facial structure, preventing the inevitable bone deterioration that takes place when teeth are missing on the dental arch.  Dr. Yurovsky and her team of professionals have the experience and knowledge necessary to handle each step of your restorative procedure, resulting in a truly streamlined and relaxed treatment.

Dental Implants are a groundbreaking form of technology in the field of tooth replacement procedures. The procedure consists of two stages: embedment of a replacement tooth root at your dental specialist's office, followed by infixation of a tooth replacement (crown) at our office.  You will be able to leave our facility with your now newly permanent tooth that is fully functional and aesthetically pleasing.

There are a wide variety of dental implant placement procedures, which vary in duration and materials.  Any implant procedure is preceded by an in-depth consultation, and careful case planning with your dental team.  Dr. Yurovsky is an expert in creating dental implant restorations which look and feel like your natural teeth.

Duration of the Procedure

The duration of the procedure is highly variable, in large part because healing is often required in between the steps of the procedure.

In some cases, in which there is abundant jawbone tissue and the patient is in good health, some specialists can offer "immediate loading."  In this single-day procedure, the implant and crown are placed simultaneously.

More commonly, the crown is fitted several months after the implant placement, allowing the implant time to fuse with the jawbone.  In cases involving bone grafting, the graft must first heal for several months before the implant can be placed.  The implant must then integrate into the bone for several months before the crown can successfully adhere to the implant. 

General Implant Placement Procedure

Consequences of Missing Teeth

While there is some variation in the procedure, the following outlines the basic steps required for dental implant placement:

The first portion of the procedure is done at your specialist's office.  The gum covering the area is gently folded back, and the underlying bone is prepared to receive the implant.  The extent of the bone preparation depends on the number of implants required. The implant or implants are then placed, and the gum sutured.  The implant or implants should fully integrate into the bone after 3 to 6 months.  At this point, a custom-designed crown is fitted over the post.  The details of the procedure vary slightly with the structure of the implant or implants used.