Missing teeth and gaps in your mouth can distract from an otherwise beautiful smile. It can also greatly reduce your oral function.
Tooth loss can cause the jaw bone to degrade. Remaining teeth will start to migrate within your mouth.
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to these problems. They provide a solid foundation for prosthetic tooth. At Elite Dental of Staten Island, we have a wide range of advanced dental implant options. Our solutions suit the unique needs of each of our patients.
Implants are a great alternative to other tooth replacement methods. They restore full functional and visual qualities of the missing tooth. They will not damage the strength of the surrounding teeth.
Dental implants are a tiny biocompatible titanium screw inserted directly into your jawbone. It is inserted at the site of tooth loss. After a period of months your dental implant will fuse with the jawbone as it heals. This makes a strong and durable tooth root alternative. A dental crown (cap) or bridge (three caps fused together to form one dental appliance) is then placed over the implant. Before implant treatment your oral health will be assessed. After which, we will determine the best treatment option for you.
There are many reasons dental implants may be recommended to you. Tooth loss due to trauma, decay or gum disease can all be reasons. Our team may suggest a permanent solution such as implants. Missing teeth can cause many problems in the structure of your face and can lead to premature aging. Loss of bone structure can occur. And failure to function correctly when eating or with your speech.
The benefits of dental implants are:
- They are a permanent solution for a missing tooth or many teeth
- They match your natural teeth in appearance, function and feel
- They improve the appearance of your smile
- They restore your bite
- They help retain bone structure
Dental implant treatment is carried out over a number of months and involves:
- Insertion of titanium implants into the jaw bone. These will integrate during the healing process.
- Posts are then attached to these implants to provide the base for prosthetic teeth.
- Unique prosthetic teeth or bridges are attached to the implants. This creates a natural and fully functioning dental restoration.
Elite Dental Staten Island
Dental implant surgery is now a routine procedure. It is also very effective. The treatment is considered a very successful method to replace missing teeth. Dental implants allow patients to regain what they have lost. You will enjoy improved appearance, function and quality of life.
Our team of experienced dentists are ready to discuss your needs. We will provide a caring and relaxed approach to your treatment options. Come in and experience our friendly customer service for yourself.