If you have missing teeth, you can have them replaced with a dental bridge or dentures, but if you would like the most advanced and beneficial option of all, you should speak to our Brooklyn dental implants dentist. At Biddulph Family Dental, we’re pleased to offer you the choice that not only replaces the tooth, but also the root itself. Why settle for only a surface solution? There are many other advantages that dental implants have over other types of dental restorations, so please read on.
There are a few qualifications that you will need to be a good candidate for dental implants. First, your jaw must be sufficiently thick and strong to hold the post. But even if it isn’t, bone grafting can rectify the situation. Your gums will need to be in generally good health, also. Other factors, such as being diabetic or being a smoker could pose some hindrance to getting an implant, but that can be discussed as part of a consultation with our Brooklyn dental implants dentist.
The procedure is a simple two-step process, but one that requires experience and skill. A cylindrical post made of titanium is placed in your jaw bone. Over several months, the bone will grow around it and fuse with it, creating a strong bond. The second part consists of a tooth-colored crown placed on top to act as the tooth portion of the implant. Or, if you have several or even all the teeth on one jaw that need replacement, the implant posts can be covered with dentures, leading to a much more secure hold than you would get with typical dentures that are held in by messy adhesive. What you end up with is a replacement tooth that looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth does. You can even floss between it and your other teeth. And because it isn’t subject to the same vulnerabilities as your natural teeth are, you’ll never have to worry about a cavity, filling, root canal, or extraction. Our Brooklyn dental implants dentist gives you a restoration that won’t cause you pain.