Dental implants have revolutionized the way missing teeth can be replaced. Since the 1980s, implant dentists have used them to provide a strong foundation for a replacement tooth, bridge, or denture. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Dr. Natasha Kapoor is a board-certified periodontist highly skilled in dental implant placement. Call today to schedule a consultation and find out if a dental implant is the right option for you.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is placed into the jawbone where the tooth roots used to be. It mimics the functionality of the tooth roots, helping to keep the jawbone and the surrounding teeth from shifting. It can be topped by a custom-made crown that matches the exact shape and shade of your natural teeth, or can support a bridge or denture.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants provide the strongest foundation for a replacement tooth or series of teeth. When a tooth is missing, the bone that used to hold the tooth in place begins to resorb (deteriorate). A dental implant is the only tooth replacement technique that preserves the bone. Both dental bridges and dentures only sit on top of the gum line; they don’t prevent bone disintegration.
Additional benefits of dental implants include:
- looking and feeling like a natural tooth
- retaining the natural shape of the jaw and teeth alignment
- providing strength and stability
- restoring the ability to eat favorite foods (even steak!)
- improving speech
- providing a long-term solution
Dental implants are frequently called the next-best thing to natural teeth.
What Is an Implant-Supported Denture?
As denture-wearers know, a traditional denture can slip and slide in the mouth. Plus, the plastic that sits on the roof of the mouth can interfere with your ability to enjoy dining. Dental implants keep a denture or bridge anchored in one place, making it easier to talk and eat. The prosthesis can be secured with as few as two implants, although it’s more typical to use four implants. READ MORE
What Is a Same-Day Implant?
Modern technology has made it easier than ever to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant. Depending on your particular needs, it may be possible to extract a tooth and place a dental implant all in one day. In some cases, our team can also provide a temporary crown on the same day as the dental implant is placed.
Call Today to Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation
Call our dental implant experts today at (631) 247-0976 to schedule a consultation. You’ll leave your appointment knowing the best treatment option, how long it will take, and how much it will cost. Best of all, you’ll leave with a plan on how to restore your smile so you can enjoy a better quality of life.