Dental implants are a unique and effective option for addressing tooth loss. Your new teeth look and function like natural ones, and can last for decades to come! In today’s blog, your Syosset, NY, dentist talks about what makes them so stable and esthetically-friendly, and how we secure them for our patients.
The Dental Implant Difference
The difference is the biocompatible titanium post. This small screw-like device is what we inserted into the jawbone, and what the body accepts as a natural root. This helps stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue around the new root, preventing the loss of mass and density that follows tooth loss. Your new tooth will stay in place for decades to come, so you can smile with confidence and even eat your favorite foods again! We can address a single missing tooth, or even secure a full denture.
Securing New Roots
To begin, we will take detailed digital images of your smile, identifying the positions of the lost teeth, as well as sinus cavities and nerve tissues. We then use the images to plan and guide the placement of the new roots, inserting the posts at specific angles and positions to support new teeth. Then as the area heals, osseointegration takes place, which bonds them together. They will then be able to last decades, and possibly even a lifetime! Once they’re securely in place and the area has healed, we will attach abutments to the posts, which extend above the gum line. The abutments are what we will attach the crowns or prosthetics to.
Crowns and Fixed Dentures
For an individual missing tooth, we could use the abutment to secure a dental crown. This will be custom-made from lifelike ceramic to ensure a natural appearance that blends with the smile. The material can absorb daily bite forces, so it can provide a durable chewing surface too. If you have more advanced case of tooth loss, we could secure a bridge, partial, or even a full denture. Again, these will be lifelike in appearance. They will also never slip when you eat or speak, and never need to be removed for cleaning or soaking. You can enjoy a prosthetic that looks and functions like a natural tooth!
If you have any questions about treating tooth loss or about our durable and lifelike dental implants, then contact our team today to learn more. We’re here to help you obtain a full smile again.
Syosset Dental Fills the Gap in Your Smile
We want to help you smile with confidence and enjoy better smile function and health with an implant prosthetic. If you have questions about securing a lifelike and durable tooth replacement option, then contact our Syosset, NY dental office today at 516-433-2211.