Single Tooth Implants Queens, Oyster Bay and Bayside Dental Offices
Dental implants, to make it simple, are basically artificial tooth root replacements. They are made of titanium and look similar to screws and they are used to hold replacement teeth in place whether you are replacing one tooth or all of your teeth. They work just as your natural teeth would and actually provide loads of benefits to your dental health and overall wellbeing along with making your smile look good.
The way dental implants work is actually pretty amazing because they really do work just as teeth to in every sense of the word. Titanium is biocompatible which means that once implanted into the bone your bone and gum tissue will grow and attach to it just the same way that it would to a real tooth root. Not only does this give you a permanent replacement for a lost tooth and tooth root but it also provides you with all of the benefits of having a tooth in the first place. You see, when you lose a tooth the remaining bone in that area begins to deteriorate in height and width which can cause all of your remaining teeth to shift leading to gaps and problems with your bite which can lead to problems with speaking and chewing. By replacing the lost tooth with a dental implant you are able to stop that bone deterioration as well as all of the negative things associated with it.
Once the dental implant is in place the dentist will place a porcelain crown will be attached to the implant. The crowns which work as caps for the implants will be designed to match the look of your other teeth in color, shape and size so that you get a very natural looking effect. The crown is attached using very durable dental cement which can keep the crown in place for over 15 years if cared for properly. And the actual implant itself will last your lifetime!
Dental implants are a great option for anyone looking to replace a lost tooth or even teeth that are damaged and should be extracted. You can replace one or several teeth and still end up with a beautiful and very natural looking smile that no one will ever need to know is not your own. Dental implants really do function like your real teeth in every way so you won’t even remember that you have them! Dental implants can save your bite so that you can avoid problems doing simple everyday things like speaking and eating. They really are a great choice for many reasons and worth looking into if you have any missing teeth or are in need of an extraction due to damage or decay beyond repair.
If you would like to know more about dental implants and whether or not they are a good option for you then please feel free to give us a call anytime to book your consultation. Your complete smile is closer than you think.