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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
- They assist with oral hygiene, as a missing tooth’s gap is filled
The dental implant procedure is carried out over a number of months and involves:
- Insertion of titanium implants into the jaw bone. These will integrate into the bone during the healing process. Bone grafting may also be required depending on your circumstances.
- 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.
Dental implants in Staten Island at Elite Dental
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 and oral surgeons are ready to discuss your treatment plan. We will provide a caring and relaxed approach to your treatment options. Visit our Staten Island dental office and experience our friendly customer service for yourself.
If you are missing a tooth as a result of trauma, gum disease, or decay, it is highly recommended that you replace the missing tooth in order to avoid a number of functional issues. Implants are a good solution because they are permanent, and match the natural teeth in terms of appearance, function and feel. Not only do dental implants improve the appearance of your smile, but they also help to retain bone structure in the face, restore a proper bite, and make it easier to eat and speak correctly.
Dental implant treatment is generally carried out over a number of months, as the process involves several steps. The first step is to surgically insert the implant into the jawbone so that it can fuse with the bone over the course of a few months. When the implant has integrated with the jawbone, posts are attached to provide the base for prosthetic teeth. Prosthetic teeth or bridges can then be attached to the implants to create a natural-looking, fully functional smile.
Bacteria that occur naturally in the mouth, together with mucus and other particles, form plaque on our teeth. While brushing and flossing helps to get rid of plaque, plaque that is not removed can harden and turn into tartar. When plaque and tartar stay on the teeth for long periods of time, they can cause inflammation of the gums — a condition known as gingivitis.
If left untreated, gingivitis can develop into a more advanced form of gum disease known as periodontitis. Periodontal disease can cause serious damage to the teeth and gums and can even lead to tooth loss in the long term if it is not managed.
There are many options available for replacing missing teeth, depending on what your needs are and what your orthodontist recommends.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or many, and they give a semi-permanent solution. Dentures can be fitted to replace the missing teeth, and you can choose removable or implanted ones. Dental bridges can be used to eliminate the gap between missing teeth and help keep adjacent teeth in the correct place.