Board Certified Periodontist, Dr. Scott O. Kissel

Benefits Of Rebuilding Bone For Dental Implants

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For New York City dental implants patients who’ve been missing teeth for quite some time before deciding to have them replaced, rebuilding jaw bone tissue, also known as bone regeneration, is often a must. After all, going months or years without a tooth root stimulating your jaw bone’s growth has likely resulted in bone resorption, and you need adequate bone tissue in order for implants to be successful.

Here’s a list of the reasons why it’s so beneficial for New York City residents who already have missing teeth have their jaw bone tissue rebuilt before getting implants.

  • Rebuilding Your Jaw Bone Provides Adequate Tissue for Dental Implants to Be Placed

Whether you had a tooth fall out in the past, or had a tooth or teeth extracted without socket preservation being performed, it’s likely that the end result has been jaw bone resorption. That’s because your jaw bone actually needs your tooth root to stimulate its growth. When there’s no tooth in your jaw, the jaw bone tissue naturally shrinks.

Implants are secured in your jaw bone. If your jaw bone has resorbed, it’s likely there isn’t enough tissue for the implants to be placed. That’s where New York City periodontist Dr. Kissel comes in. Through a process called bone regeneration, he rebuilds your jaw bone tissue so that it will become big enough and strong enough to hold an implant in place.

  • Your Dental Implants Need Plenty of Jaw Bone Tissue with Which to Fuse

Placing implants in your jaw bone is only part of the process. As New York City periodontist Dr. Kissel will tell you, your implants must fuse with your jaw bone tissue in order to stay in place. In order for jaw bone fusion to occur, you need adequate tissue in the first place. This is another reason why bone regeneration before the placement of implants is beneficial for so many New Yorkers.

  • A Healthy Amount of Jaw Bone Tissue Increases Implant Success Rate

Don’t get us wrong – dental implants have a very high success rate – upwards of 90 – 95%. But one of the reasons that the unlucky few have implants fail (which means they either fall out or need to be removed) is because their implants haven’t fused with their jaw bone. If you have adequate jaw bone tissue because you underwent bone regeneration by Dr. Kissel first, you have a higher likelihood that your implants will be successful and last a lifetime.

Learning More About Bone Regeneration Before Implant Placement

If you’re in New York City and you’ve been told you need bone regeneration before you can have dental implants placed, the best thing you can do is schedule an appointment with one of the City’s most skilled periodontists and implant surgeons, Dr. Kissel. A Board Certified periodontist with advanced training in implant placement and microsurgery – which is often very helpful when placing implants – he’s exactly who you need to consult with to understand your need for an additional surgery before implants can be placed. Having performed thousands of implant placements for New Yorkers of 25 years, he’s also the best choice in practitioner for you to choose for your oral surgeries.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kissel, call his periodontal practice today at (212) 702-9088.

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