A smile is just not as beautiful when you have missing teeth. In fact, it can be embarrassing, possibly changing your smile to no longer be natural because you may try to hide those empty spaces. A Long Island implants dentist can replace your missing teeth with permanent teeth that look and feel natural.
About Dental Implants
A dental implant is a substitute tooth root that is made of titanium or zirconium. Both substances are bio compatible, which means that your jawbone will grow and attach to it after the surgery. This process will take anywhere from three to six months. Once it has healed, the dental implants will be stabilized and the permanent crown can be added.
Dental implants can be used for a variety of tooth replacement options. They can be used to replace a single tooth, several of them, or even all of them. A dental bridge can be secured using two implants, or a set of dentures can be stabilized using two implants. A full set of teeth, upper or lower – or both – can be stabilized in a system called “all-on-four.”
If you have been missing a tooth for some time, you will need to have a bone graft before getting a dental implant. This is because some of the jawbone under that tooth has been reabsorbed and has lost size in height and width. A certain size is necessary to successfully stabilize the implant. A bone graft is a surgical process that will require three to six months for the bone to heal.
If you have a tooth or teeth that need to be extracted, dental implants can be placed at the same time. The Long Island implants dentist will simply place them in the empty socket.
The All-on-Four Dental Implant System
When you have lost all of your teeth, or need to have them extracted, the all-on-four dental implant system is a great option. This system does not require bone grafts and it can give you beautiful teeth-in-a-day. As its name implies, only four dental implants are needed in each jaw. The back two implants are placed at an angle to enable them to take advantage of available bone.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants have been in use for some time and people are enjoying the advantages over other tooth replacement systems. One of the best advantages is that it enables you to have replacement teeth that will not slip when you talk or eat. They also look natural, will not make your gums sore, and last much longer than other alternatives. An implant may last the rest of your life when the right care is given to it.
If you are looking for a lasting solution for your missing teeth, a Long Island implants dentist at Global Family Dental can help you. We invite you to come in for a consultation to determine if dental implants are right for you. Our dental office is family-friendly and we provide services for the whole family.
1037 Fulton Street
Farmingdale NY 11735