Are you looking for a way to restore your missing teeth? Many people suffer from tooth loss, but there are restoration options that can have you smiling again. If you have one or more missing teeth, it can cause many side effects and lower your self-esteem. Missing teeth can lead to teeth shifting out of place as well as jaw bone loss. Dental implants provide a permanent solution for your smile. Restoring your teeth can improve your smile and save your surrounding teeth from further complications. Dental implants are one of the best ways to give you back your smile.
The Implant Process
Dental implants utilize three main components—the implant post, abutment and dental crown. The implant post is placed in the jawbone to act as a root for the implant. This post is a biocompatible titanium screw on which the abutment and dental crown will be secured. Once the implant post is placed it will require a few months of healing time before the abutment can be attached. Once the abutment is placed, it will also require some healing time before the dental crown can be secured. A custom made dental crown, the final step in the implant process, will be color-matched to surrounding teeth and made to fit your smile. Once it is placed over the abutment, your dentist will test your bite and function and make any necessary adjustments. The dental implant is made to last and will function as a normal tooth. Your dentist will examine your implant at regular dental visits to check for any necessary upkeep. A dental implant can be cared for just like a regular tooth, brushing and flossing daily, and allow you natural function.
If you are interested in dental implants in Brooklyn, NY, we’d love to help! A consultation with your dentist can answer all of your questions and help determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. Take the first step towards getting back your smile. Call our office today!