Have you sustained an injury or suffered from an infection or illness that has led to tooth loss? You’re in the same boat as millions of other Americans. Fortunately, there are amazing restoration options for tooth loss right here in Flushing, NY, at NY Smile Creators. Dr. Richard Gochman and Dr. Teju Bharati are proud to provide dental implantology services to our community.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are foundations for modern prosthetic teeth that look and function like your natural dentition. They are, without a doubt, the finest and longest-lasting, most durable option for replacing missing teeth.
The foundation is screw-like and crafted from biocompatible titanium, which means that the body will not reject it. In a remarkable process known as osseointegration, after your dental implant is surgically positioned, it will permanently fuse with the jawbone, making a sturdy, strong base for a restoration tooth. Once fully healed, the restoration is put in place.
Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?
Your dentist at NY Smile Creators will evaluate you and run some diagnostic tests to make sure that you’re a good candidate for receiving dental implants. This includes a thorough oral examination as well as digital x-rays and/or a CT scan of the bones in your face.
Your overall health must be good, as well as your oral health—smokers, diabetics, and patients with other immune disorders or deficiencies must take extra special care of their oral health.
Finally, the jaw bone must be strong and dense enough to support the implant, as it is surgically implanted directly down to the tooth’s root.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
There are innumerable benefits to dental implants, but the most cited by our Queens patients are how natural they look and feel. Patients can resume everyday activities like laughing and chewing without fear, shame, or discomfort.
The osseointegration process makes dental implants the sturdiest route of tooth replacement, and it will not likely ever need to be replaced—dental implants are designed to last a lifetime.
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Get in touch with us at NY Smile Creators to learn more about dental implants or other restoration options. You, too, can have a beautiful, fully functional smile again!