Dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement for patients with missing teeth. Available for one or more lost teeth, a dental implant is not only the most natural looking option but also offers key benefits for your overall oral health and wellness. Dr. Richard Corbin and Dr. Bruce Corbin provide the convenience and consistency of complete implant dentistry under one roof. Experienced in tooth replacement and equipped with advanced digital imaging technology, Corbin Dental can replace your lost teeth with the highest standard of care for your needs and goals.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants consist of three main components that replace both the lost tooth crown, visible above the gums and the tooth root below the gum line. This unique structure offers key benefits for your dental health and the restoration of natural function and aesthetics. A dental implant is comprised of a post, abutment, and restoration. The post is made of surgical grade titanium and placed into healthy bone in the jaw as a replacement for the lost tooth root. The abutment is attached to the post and serves as a connection for the dental crown or custom denture that is replacing the lost tooth or teeth.
Additional benefits from the placement of dental implants include:
- Stabilizes bone structure in the jaw: when a tooth is lost, the tooth root is also lost. This can lead to a loss of bone in the area of the missing tooth which changes the appearance and structure of the jaw. Patients can develop a shrunken jaw and a more aged appearance over time. An implant minimizes this process and helps you to maintain your natural jaw structure, supporting the fit of the bite.
- Enables normal chewing ability: tooth loss can often limit your diet, making it difficult to chew certain types of foods. A secure and permanent tooth replacement, dental implants allow for normal chewing and the enjoyment of a varied, healthy diet.
- Confident speech: dental implants do not move or slip, allowing the tongue to function normally and support normal speech patterns. Dental implants can restore your confidence when interacting with others each day in both social and professional environments.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Most patients can be candidates for dental implants. Dr. Richard and Dr. Bruce Corbin can work with you on an individual basis to evaluate your dental health needs and can coordinate any necessary treatments to address bone loss or periodontal concerns. We offer all types of implants including the All On Four process for patients with compromised oral health needing a full arch of teeth replaced.
Single tooth implants
A dental implant can successfully replace one lost tooth with superior results when compared to traditional options. The permanent implant will support a custom dental crown that will blend with your natural teeth and support the structure of your smile.
Implant supported dentures
A dental bridge, partial or full denture can be secured using dental implants. Strategically placed to maximize bone retention and the most stable result, an implant denture can restore natural function after tooth loss. For patients who have been suffering from a slipping or poorly fitted denture, using implants to secure a new cosmetic denture can often be life-changing.
Schedule A Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation
Corbin Dental offers a complimentary consultation for patients who would like to learn more about dental implants. We will meet with you to evaluate the condition of your dental health and to discuss your needs and goals.
Contact our Jackson Heights, Bayside (Queens) or Oyster Bay dental office to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced dentists.