Muttontown dental implants
You want to fill that empty space where you used to have a tooth, and with our Muttontown dental implants, you can do so with a replacement that looks, feels, and even acts like your other teeth. There’s a good reason for that: they are made to mimic real teeth.
You might be considering a bridge or partial dentures, and while they will do a good job, our Muttontown dental implants are head and shoulders above them. Those other more traditional solutions only give you a prosthetic tooth that sits atop your gums. There is nothing anchoring it to your jaw, as is the case with natural teeth. And because of that, a fixed bridge needs to be held in place to your surrounding teeth, requiring the loss of tooth material from those neighboring teeth. Similarly, partial dentures need dental adhesive to keep them in place. And that is still not 100% reliable. Dentures can slide when you chew or speak. Our Muttontown dental implants don’t move. And they don’t affect your other teeth. They consist of two basic parts. First is the titanium post that is surgically placed in your jaw. The other is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented to the top of it. When the post is put in, there is a period of several months during which your bone tissue grows around and fuses with it. This creates a durable and dependable bond. And with proper care, there is every reason to expect an implant to last a long time, even for life. That’s an exciting prospect. And for replacing all of the teeth on one jaw, implants can even be used as a foundation for a newer and more advanced type of dentures.
Most people are good candidates for implants. Call us and arrange a convenient time to come in and be evaluated to see if they’re right for you.
Implant Dentist in Jericho
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.