Have you lost some of your teeth? This is more common than you might guess. But dental implants from Staten Island Dental Care offers a solution.
It’s a lot different than when you lost your baby teeth way back in the day. Unfortunately, these don’t grow back. (And a gap-toothed smile doesn’t look as cute as it did when you were in kindergarten.)
When it comes to the prospect of losing your adult teeth, the preference is always to save your natural teeth. If this is not viable, we offer several ways to maintain your ability to eat, drink, speak, laugh, and smile in selfies.
A dental implant is a replacement for a missing tooth. An implant consists of an artificial tooth PLUS an artificial root (usually biocompatible titanium). With local anesthesia, the artificial root is actually inserted into the jaw bone where it integrates with the bone tissue.
There are three parts to a dental implant. A titanium post is the artificial root. Then there’s the connecting abutment, and the final crown. An implant is often the optimal restoration as it offers beauty, strength, natural function, and protection from bone recession that often occurs at the site of a missing tooth.
Most people have heard of dentures: a plate holding artificial teeth that can be removed by the wearer. These are custom and can contain varying numbers of teeth. Sometimes the entire set of upper and lower teeth have to be pulled and a denture created.
Implant-supported dentures are the latest in denture technology. The dentures are held in place by mini-implants. They are far more secure than traditional dentures.
You can get dental implants and implant-supported dentures from Staten Island Dental Care. We also offer cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.
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