Dental Implants Provide a Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss

Dental Implants Provide a Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss

Dental implants can be the ideal solution for patients who’ve experienced tooth loss and who want to restore the natural beauty of their smile. Implant dentistry has helped revolutionize the field by providing a treatment option that previously involved just bridges and dentures. Moreover, it involves technology that is continually changing, and your dentist can help educate you about not only the advancements, but the ways in which implants can rejuvenate your smile.

What Are They?

Implant dentistry involves the replacement of tooth roots. The implant, which is made of titanium, is secured into the jawbone. The advantage of using titanium is that it’s lightweight but also strong, and is biocompatible. It’s most widely-used metal in dental and other bone implants.  Dental implants literally fuse with the bone, which is crucial because when a tooth is lost, so is the bone that supported the tooth. By using an implant, your dentist is stabilizing the bone and preventing its loss. They provide a foundation for permanent or replaceable teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

Who Is This Surgery For?

Anyone who has a missing tooth, or teeth, is a candidate for dental implants. Many people suffer tooth loss due to tooth decay, gum disease, or injury, so you’re not alone.

What Does The Procedure Involve?

Implant dentistry takes two phases: The placement of the titanium anchor into the jawbone, and the placement of your final crown, bridge, or denture once we determine that the implant has stabilized. The surgery is considered minor, while the healing time varies from patient to patient. The typical healing time is three months. Of course, we’ll work with you every step of the way.

What Are The Benefits?

There are many advantages to dental implants. You’ll enjoy an improved appearance because they’re designed to look and feel like your own teeth – and they become permanent. Because they become part of your jawbone, they’re more comfortable than dentures. You’ll also find that eating is easier because they function like your own teeth, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.

After Care/Maintenance

With proper care and regular check-ups with your dentist, implants can last your lifetime.

About Your Oakdale Dentist

Dr. Berger and his team are dedicated to providing families with exceptional dental care in a relaxed, warm environment. Call today at (631) 589-2600 to schedule a visit.

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