What are you best options for replacing missing teeth?
Having a lovely smile can really make us feel confident both in ourselves and when we are out and about in the world. So when we end up in a situation where we lose a tooth, it can have a big effect on us, especially if it leaves a gaping gap in our front teeth. One of the solutions is to have dental implants to replace missing teeth.
The technique used with dental implants these days is to use titanium screws to replace the root of a missing tooth. This implant will be embedded into the jaw bone to give the replacement tooth a secure anchor point. We will then use this screw to attach crowns and bridgework. For people who have problems with dentures, then implants can be used to help secure them in place.
A dental implant will not only look like a natural tooth, it will behave and feel like one as well. You can eat foods with it that you ate previously, and never have to worry about its stability. This is why they are a great replacement for people who use dentures.
If you have any missing teeth, and the root is completely gone, we recommend that you have an implant placed as soon as possible. This is to prevent problems with the gums, and long term issues with the jaw bone. The longer the gap is present, the more likely the surrounding teeth will start to move into it, and you may end up with wonky teeth.
So if you have enough jaw bone to support an implant, and healthy gums, then it is advised that you go ahead and get it done. All dental work these days is pretty much pain free, so you have nothing to worry about, and you will love the end result.
Call us today in our Syosset office at (516) 348-8500 to discuss whether dental implants are right for you.