Board certified periodontist Dr. Navid Rahmani will need to fully assess your mouth, including the condition of any existing natural teeth, and the condition of your jawbone. We will also need to know your medical history. This is because certain diseases, in particular diabetes, could affect treatment. If you have diabetes that is particularly well controlled then dental implants (see diabetes and dental implants) may still be suitable, but we do assess each case individually.
We will need details of any medications currently being used, and we will ask if you smoke. Smoking makes it more difficult for the body to heal and increases the chances of treatment complications. Be prepared to quit, at least for the duration of treatment, and preferably for life to help ensure your dental implants last a long time.
It is necessary to have a CT scan and dental x-rays. These provide us with a great deal of information about your jawbone, and help us assess its quality and quantity. Dental implants have to be surrounded by a certain amount of healthy bone to ensure they can fully integrate with your jaw, and are firmly anchored in place.
If you don’t have sufficient bone, we might recommend a bone graft. This is a small additional procedure to help replace missing bone, and may be carried out prior to dental implant surgery in midtown or at the same time, depending on how much bone is required.
The CT scan and x-rays also help us to plan surgery, avoiding vital structures such as blood vessels sinus cavities and nerves, while ensuring the implant is placed to give the very best aesthetic results. The planning stage is extremely important for ensuring the implant looks natural and is fully functional.
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Manhattan Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
121 East 60th St, Ste 6C1,
New York, NY 10065
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