There are many reasons people suffer from missing teeth, whether it’s due to injury, disease or decay. Restoring a missing tooth can help maintain the health of your smile. By replacing one or more missing teeth, other teeth are kept from shifting out of place and jaw bone is maintained. When there are gaps in your teeth, the rest of your smile can suffer. Dental implants offer a long-lasting restoration option that is both safe and effective. If you are interested in dental implants in New York, NY, call our office today! If you are a candidate for dental implants, plans for the implant process can begin right away. Our dental implants are more advanced than ever before and made with high-quality materials that can last a lifetime!
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is made up of three main parts – the post, abutment and dental crown. Each part of an implant is placed separately, as the mouth must heal before moving onto the next step. The post acts as a root for the implant and works with the abutment to keep the dental crown secured. A dental implant does not rely on any surrounding teeth and can stand alone. This allows the implant to last for years to come without any other teeth affecting it. Once the post has been placed, the abutment is then attached to the post. The final step is the dental crown. This crown is color-matched to surrounding teeth and made to fit your smile. A dental crown can withstand the functions of a normal tooth. Once the crown is placed, your dentist will test the bite and function and adjustments can be made if needed. The entire implant process can take several months from start to finish. Although implants require some time to fully restore your teeth, the end result is worth it! An implant provides a permanent restoration for your smile.