Anyone can lose teeth to injury, disease, medications, and other problems. Fortunately, modern prosthodontic dentistry has brought us a biomimetic (life-imitating) restorative treatment for replacing one or more missing teeth: dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants?

Implants and ReplacementMuch like natural teeth, dental implants feature a root and crown structure. The root is made of a biocompatible material, like titanium, so that bone will naturally integrate with it. This root, or post, becomes the anchor for a single dental crown. When a patient needs multiple teeth replaced, a few posts are placed to secure a bridge, partial, or denture.

How Are Dental Implants Placed?

We work closely with an oral surgeon or periodontist in an interdisciplinary approach to dental implant procedures.  You can rest assured knowing that a specialist is on hand to perform surgical placement of your implants. After the brief surgical procedure, you’ll wear temporary teeth while your jawbone grows into the implants – a process called osseointegration. Once your implant posts are solid, we will design and secure your crown, partial, or denture.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • No adhesive required
  • Independently anchored in mouth
  • Can last a lifetime with proper care
  • Can hold one crown or a bridge, partial, or denture
  • No relining or daily care routines
  • No slipping, wobbling, or looseness
  • Stimulate jawbone to deter degeneration
  • No chewing problems
  • Increased self-confidence

find out if you qualify for dental implants

If you’ve suffered tooth loss to any degree, then learn more about the many benefits of dental implants, and if you’re a good candidate, by calling our dental office in Syosset, NY, today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-6930. We proudly serve the residents of Syosset, Long Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and all surrounding New York City communities.