Dental implants offer a permanent replacement for teeth that are already missing, or for teeth that must be extracted. Implants are secured by the natural jawbone, so they won't shift or move as you chew or talk. New hyde park dental implants
in Lake Success, NY, provides patients with the tools they need to smile, eat, and function fully once again.
Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants function as a replacement for the natural teeth roots in cases where teeth are missing or must be extracted. Implants are placed within the jawbone, which allows for very secure anchoring of a prosthetic tooth replacement.Implants may be used for individual teeth or even for an entire mouthful of teeth. They're also used as the base for removable dentures in some cases.
What are overdentures?
Overdentures are a type of removable dentures, but they offer more stability than traditional dentures because they're anchored with dental implants. Overdentures for the bottom row of teeth typically require a minimum of two dental in plants
, while overdentures for the top row of teeth will require multiple d implants.Removable overdentures
can be a great option for denture wearers because they give extra stability and allow you to chew, talk, and function with confidence.
Who should consider dental implants?
Dental implants can be a good option for any patient who is missing one or more of their natural teeth. However, only patients who have healthy gum tissue and sufficient jawbone density can support dental implants. Our providers are happy to evaluate patients at dentists in hyde park
for d implant suitability.
What are dental implants made from?
Dental implants are made from biocompatible metal that will eventually fuse into the jawbone seamlessly. Most dentures are made from titanium. The teeth replacements attached to the top of dental implants are also made from titanium.A porcelain crown is typically placed on top of the tooth replacement, allowing the prosthetic tooth to look just like the natural tooth that it's replacing.
How does the dental implant process work?
First, the mouth must be prepared for the new implant. This may involve extracting teeth, or it may simply involve a dental cleaning
. Next, the anchors for the dental implant are placed into the jaw while you're under anesthesia.With the implant base in place, the mouth then needs some time -- at least several weeks -- to heal. Once the mouth is healed, you'll return to have the prosthetic tooth attached to the implant. With your new dental implant in place, you can finally have a fully functioning tooth in place again. Costs may vary based on individual needs.