Syosset dental implants
When you lose a tooth, or several teeth, it creates some definite challenges. The most obvious is the effect on your smile due to the empty space where teeth used to be. But there are other practical considerations. If they are back teeth, chewing can be more difficult and your ability to digest properly could be affected. And the other teeth on the jaw where you have missing teeth can start to shift. This might lead to discomfort and could throw your occlusion (bite) into misalignment. For all of these reasons, you need a restoration to replace a missing tooth. And our Syosset dental implants represent the most beneficial of the options available today.
For a long time, the two most common methods to replace missing teeth were bridges and dentures. Both of those still exist today, and for a very good reason: they work. But the fact is that they have drawbacks, too. And those drawbacks are not part of our Syosset dental implants. For example, a fixed bridge requires that the tooth on either side has to be drilled down so that caps can be put on them to help anchor the bridge and keep it stable. Implants leave your other teeth unaffected. Partial dentures are removable, held in with clasps to the neighboring teeth, and at the gum line with dental adhesive. But that can be messy and also unreliable. Dentures may slide when you chew or speak, leaving you less than fully confident. An implant won’t move at all. It’s as steady as your natural teeth are.
There are two steps to getting our Syosset dental implants. First, a titanium post is surgically placed in your jaw bone, which will grow around it over the next few months. Eventually, your jaw fuses with the post, and it becomes as strong as your former tooth root (dentures and bridges are only surface restorations, with no anchor beneath the gums). The second step is a tooth-colored crown that is put on top and cemented in place. You will then have a new tooth that looks, feels, and functions just like a real one does.
Implant Dentist in Glen Head
Today dental implants are becoming one of the most popular ways for people to have their missing teeth replaced. This is because dental implants look, feel, and function just like permanent teeth. When a patient has received dental implants their smile looks great. Patients are able to eat any food that they want to in total comfort without worrying that a denture will slip and cause any type of embarrassment. If you would like to learn more about dental implants from our implant dentist in Glen Head, make an appointment to see our periodontist at our practice, Warren Baine, DMD.
At our dental practice, our expert dental implants periodontist is Dr. Warren C. Baine. Dr. Baine has been providing exemplary periodontics service to our Jericho patients from more than 25 years. He is well known for his expertise and compassionate, and for his gentle manner. Many patients come to our dental practice wanting to get dental implants to replace their missing teeth. Our dentist will first need to review the patient’s oral health situation to make sure that their jawbone is healthy and thick enough to hold the dental implant. Once this is determined to be the case, our dentist is able to provide the patient with a dental implant for each missing tooth that is to be replaced. Our implant dentist in Glen Head will then perform dental implant surgery during which time the titanium dental implant roots are surgically inserted into the patient’s jawbone. There will then be a healing time of several months, during which the jawbone thoroughly heals and the dental implants completely fuse to the patient’s jawbone.
Once our implant dentist in Glen Head determines that the healing period is completed, he will then permanently attach a porcelain crown to the top of each dental implant. At this point, the dental implant is complete and the patient will be able to enjoy all of the benefits it has to offer. Dental implants also have the added benefit of ensuring that the jawbone does not atrophy due to there being a missing tooth. This will help the patient to retain youthful contours to his or her face around the jawbone. The porcelain crowns are made to perfectly color-match the adjacent teeth so that no one will be able to tell that our patient has dental implants. You will not feel any discomfort at all from the dental implant; in fact, you will quickly forget that you even have them in your mouth. If you would like to meet with our expert periodontist regarding getting dental implants, contact us today.