May 7, 2017
Suddenly, you are missing a tooth because of an accident. Millions of American adults over the age of 30 are in the same predicament. What can you do? Dr. Richard Gochman and Dr. Teju Bharati of NY Smile Creators often advise tooth replacement with dental implants in their Queens office. These modern prosthetics provide stable, strong and realistic smiles for older teens and adults. You could be one of them!
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is today’s best and longest-lasting tooth replacement option. Made of biocompatible titanium, this screw-like device inserts into the patient’s jaw bone during a straightforward in-office oral surgery. After some weeks of healing, Dr. Gochman bonds a metal alloy abutment and a customized porcelain crown in place, and the restoration is complete.
To qualify for a single-tooth implant, the dentist performs a complete oral examination which includes digital x-rays and sometimes CT scans of the facial bones. An implant candidate must be in good oral and overall health. Plus, he or she must have a jaw bone that is sufficiently dense and strong to receive the implant device. While smokers and people with diabetes or other immune system deficiencies can receive dental implants, these individuals must be extra diligent about daily oral hygiene and in-office care.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants confer many wonderful benefits. While traditional fixed bridgework (to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth) or conventional dentures may be appropriate sometimes, implants provide the most natural-looking and functioning artificial teeth. Missing teeth in Queens are no longer have to be a serious problem.
For instance, the dental implant integrates with the patient’s jaw bone. Traditional prosthetics simply rest on the gums, doing nothing to exercise the jaw. Human bone, however, bonds with the titanium implant through a process called osseointegration, forming an exceptionally stable foundation for a single artificial tooth or even a whole arch of dentures.
Also, a dental implant rarely needs replacement. While bridges and traditional partial and full dentures last seven to 10 years, implants remain in place for a lifetime. Implant patients just maintain at-home and in-office hygiene at NY Smile Creators. Such longevity translates to fewer and less costly dental costs over a lifetime. Dental implants also boast a success rate of over 90 percent, according to the American Board of Oral Implantology.
In addition, the team at NY Smile Creators says that neighboring natural teeth benefit from dental implants. With the empty tooth socket filled, remaining teeth retain their position and strength. Plus, implant placement requires no alteration of surrounding teeth.
Would You Like to Know More?
Please contact NY Smile Creators to learn more about the single-tooth dental implant or other implant options. You can have a beautiful, fully functional smile again!
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