Missing teeth affect your appearance, ability to chew, and even your overall self-confidence. Fortunately, here at Complete Dental Care in Jackson Heights and Brooklyn, NY, your dentists offer dental implants to fill the gaps in your smile. Read on to learn what this treatment option can do for you!
How dental implants replace missing teeth
Dental implants are the only restoration method that can replace an entire missing tooth, starting with the roots. Implants are tiny, screw-like titanium posts that are added to your jawbone during minor oral surgery. The posts gradually bond to your jawbone, a process that usually takes about three-to-six months to complete.
Thanks to your implants, you'll have new synthetic roots that are just as strong as your natural roots. After your dental implants bond fully to your bone, your dentist will attach dental crowns to the top of the implants. The crowns complete the restoration and provide you with fully functioning teeth.
Are dental implants right for you?
Dental implants may be a good choice if:
- You want to improve your appearance: The crowns attached to dental implants look just like natural teeth and give you back your full smile.
- Chewing has become challenging: Eating can be a little difficult after tooth loss. Fortunately, with dental implants, you'll be able to eat your favorite foods easily and won't experience a decrease in biting power.
- You want a long-term solution: Dental implants become a permanent part of your jawbone after they bond to your jawbone. In fact, most people never need to replace them!
- You're in good health: Dental implants may be an option for you if you're in good oral and general health. Your dentist will also evaluate the depth of your jawbone before recommending implants. If the bone is too shallow, adding bone grafts can be helpful in some cases.
Need dental care? Give us a call
Would you like to find out if dental implants are a good option for you? Schedule an appointment with the dentists at Complete Dental Care, by calling (718) 338-5700 for the Avenue P office (Brooklyn), (718) 434-5800 for the Flatbush Avenue office (Brooklyn), (718) 258-8884 for the Avenue I office (Brooklyn), or (718)-335-0100 for the Jackson Heights office.