Our implant dentist in Jericho can give you a replacement for your missing tooth that isn’t just a surface restoration. With dental implants, you get a new root as well as a new tooth. There are great advantages to that, as we will outline for you. Most important, you can enjoy the confidence of knowing that your dental implant will be done by with expert precision because our periodontist has the skill and experience necessary to do this procedure.
Before implants, the only two options you had to fill the empty space where you used to have a tooth were partial dentures and fixed bridges. Those solutions are still around today, and they work very well. But each has its own drawbacks, ones that you can eliminate thanks to dental implants. Partial dentures are held at the jaw line with adhesive, which can unfortunately be messy and not always reliable. A fixed bridge is held in with cement at the gum line and also on either side with an anchor to the neighboring teeth. But that means those two teeth have to be drilled and a cap put on top of the anchor to secure it. And, as mentioned before, neither a bridge nor partial dentures replace your root. Without it, there is a tendency for the bone tissue and gums to atrophy. Your normal facial contours may also fail to be preserved. That’s why our implant dentist in Jericho is pleased to offer you the most impressive way available to restore a lost tooth.
A dental implant is done in two stages. First, a titanium post is surgically placed in your jaw. This is the artificial root. Over several months, your jaw bone will grow around it, eventually fusing with it to create a strong bond. Then, our implant dentist in Jericho adds a tooth-colored crown to the top and cements it securely. The result is a new tooth that looks, feels, and functions like your original one did. Or, if you have to replace all of the teeth on your jaw, especially the lower jaw, implants can be utilized as a base for dentures, giving you the benefits of both restorations.