Dental Implants Act Like Natural Teeth

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You have a number of options to address your missing teeth. But with dental implants, we can offer an option that looks and functions like natural teeth. These can address a single missing tooth or support fixed dentures! In today’s blog, your Syosset, NY, dentist talks about the benefits of lifelike dental implants.

The Factors Behind Your Missing Teeth

What happens to cause missing teeth? We could lose our teeth to injuries or even untreated decay or infection, which causes teeth to fall out or require extraction. But the most common factor is periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease that destroys the tissues connecting the teeth and gums and causes major recession. When you lose your teeth, this could complicate how you eat or speak, causing embarrassment, and even making the jawbone to shrink, losing mass and density to lead to further tooth loss and an older appearance. But our team can help with dental implants, which fill in these gaps and protect the stability of your jawbone in the process!

Placing Your New Tooth Roots

Just like natural teeth, dental implants have roots. The implant portion is a post made from biocompatible titanium, a material the body sees as natural root structure. These are inserted into the jaw at specific angles, positions, and depths to ensure they can remain stable and stimulate the growth of jawbone structure, enabling your new roots to remain in place for decades to come or possibly even a lifetime. Our team can replace a single missing tooth or use several posts to support a bridge or even a full set of dentures!

Restoring Your New Tooth

Once your post is in place, we will wait for the area to heal before we attach an abutment and crown, to complete the new tooth. The crown will be custom-made to endure a lifelike appearance and a balanced bite, as well as a durable chewing surface. If you have severe tooth loss, in the same visit we could attach a bridge or denture in some cases, so you leave with a full smile. Others may need to wait for the placement areas to heal. We can talk about your options and what to expect from the placement and restoration process. If you have any questions about our lifelike and durable dental implants, or if you have missing teeth that need replacement, then reach out to our team today to learn more. A full smile is possible, even if you have total tooth loss!

Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentistry?

Our team wants to help you enjoy a full and beautiful smile with the placement of our dental implants. To learn more about our tooth replacement options, then contact our Syosset, NY dental office today at 516-433-2211.