If you are thinking of replacing missing teeth, dental implants are an excellent option. Built to last, dental implants are strong and resilient, and are currently considered the most successful teeth replacement solution on the market. At National Dental, our doctors can replace one or several teeth using dental implants. In fact, implants, can even be used to replace in entire arch of missing teeth. If you are in need of a prosthodontist in Queens, our skilled and experienced team at National Dental can help.
About Dental Implants
Dental implants are threaded posts that are inserted into the jawbone. Most implants are crafted from titanium, although ceramic is used occasionally as well. While crowns, bridges, and other restorations replace the crowns of the teeth, implants replace the roots.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The roots of the teeth work to keep the jawbone healthy. When chewing takes place, the roots stimulate the jawbone and preserve its density and strength. When a tooth is lost, however, the supporting bone in that area begins to recede. This is referred to as bone atrophy. Because dental implants mimic teeth roots, they prevent further bone loss from occurring. Traditional restorations simply do not offer this advantage. Additionally, it should be noted that while conventional restorations must be replaced every few years, dental implants often last a lifetime with proper maintenance.
Dental Implant Treatment Options
At National Dental, implant options are virtually limitless. The versatility of dental implants allows us to replace teeth in a variety of scenarios. For example, one dental implant can be used to replace a single missing tooth. Multiple missing teeth can be replaced using dental bridges, which are stronger and longer-lasting compared to their conventional counterparts. Finally, patients who are missing all of their teeth can replace them with implant-supported prostheses. From implant-supported dentures to All-on-4® treatment, individuals can choose between a wide array of fixed and removable options.
Exploring the Treatment Process
Every dental implant requires three components: the implant itself, the abutment (connector), and the restoration that is attached on top. Traditional implant treatment necessitated multiple visits spanning several months. At National Dental, we utilize the latest advances in our field to provide patients with efficient, fast treatment. In fact, in many cases, we can place the implant, the abutment, and the final restoration all in a single visit – a technique that was unheard of just a couple of decades ago.
When you arrive to our practice the day of your procedure, your doctor will numb the gums with local anesthesia. Once you are comfortable, he or she will make a tiny opening in the gums to access the jawbone. Using a series of specialized drill bits, the bone will be prepared, and the implant will be strategically placed in the jaw. Finally, the site will be closed with stitches, and the abutment and crown will be connected.
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Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, it can have a negative impact on your quality of life. Schedule a consultation with your prosthodontist in Queens by contacting us online or calling us at (718) 407-0574.