Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth

Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth

Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth

Are you tired of hiding your smile because of missing teeth? Well, we have great news for you. Dental implants are the ultimate solution to restore your confidence and give you a natural-looking, beautiful smile. Whether you lost a tooth due to injury or decay, dental implants offer a long-lasting and reliable alternative that will make you forget all about those gaps in your mouth.

The Procedure for Getting Dental Implants

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the gold standard solution. A thorough examination of your oral health will be conducted by your dentist or oral surgeon. This may include X-rays and scans to assess the condition of your jawbone and determine if you're a suitable candidate for implants. Once it has been established that you're a good candidate, the implant procedure can begin. The first step is usually placing small titanium posts into the jawbone, which act as artificial tooth roots. This process may require minor surgery and is done under local anesthesia to ensure minimal discomfort.

Over time, these titanium posts fuse with the surrounding bone through a process called osseointegration. This provides a strong foundation for your replacement teeth. After sufficient healing has taken place, abutments are attached to the implanted posts. These abutments serve as connectors between the implant and the prosthetic tooth or crown that will be placed on top. Custom-made crowns or prosthetic teeth are created to match your natural teeth in color, shape, and size. These are then securely attached to the abutments, completing your new smile.

It's important to note that every patient's journey with dental implants may vary depending on their individual needs and circumstances. Your dentist or oral surgeon will guide you throughout each stage of the procedure and provide post-operative care instructions for optimal healing.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer numerous benefits that make them the best solution for replacing missing teeth. 

  • First and foremost, dental implants provide a permanent and stable solution, unlike other options such as dentures or bridges. Once the implant is placed in the jawbone and fully healed, it becomes a part of your natural oral structure.
  • Another significant advantage of dental implants is their ability to restore full function to your mouth. With implants, you can enjoy eating all types of food without worrying about discomfort or limitations. Unlike dentures that can slip or move while chewing, dental implants remain securely in place.
  • Dental implants have cosmetic benefits as well. They are designed to look and feel like real teeth, enhancing your smile's appearance naturally. Implants also help maintain facial structure by preventing bone loss in the jaw area caused by missing teeth.
  • In addition to these functional and aesthetic advantages, dental implants also contribute to long-term oral health. By filling in gaps left by missing teeth with an implant-supported crown or bridge, you prevent adjacent teeth from shifting into those spaces, which could lead to misalignment or bite problems over time.

To learn more about maintaining your oral health, call us at (718) 459-4700 or visit Creative Dental of Queens at 63-58 Wetherole St, Rego Park, NY 11374.

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