Missing teeth do more than make a smile seem incomplete, an uneven bite, collapsed facial structure or eventual damage to the surrounding teeth can also result from leaving spaces vacated by lost teeth untreated. Dental implants in Brooklyn are a great solution to the problems that missing teeth can cause. Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements. Our doctor opens the gum and surgically implants a titanium anchor directly into the jawbone, which over time will bond with the jawbone, essentially becoming a part of it. Once the bonding has taken place our doctor will attach a healing collar or post to the anchor. Our dentist will then create a custom crown that goes on top of the post and completely blends in with the rest of your natural teeth.
Because the implants need time to bond with the bone the total time frame from the initial surgery to full restoration is usually between three and six months. In between most patients will use temporary bridgework. In most cases there is little or no disruption to the patient’s normal life during the whole process. The result of dental implants in Brooklyn is a completely natural bite and full smile. You look and feel much better. Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth or a few teeth anywhere around the mouth or even a full set of teeth.
An alternative to dental implants where several teeth or a full jaw of teeth need to be replaced is a full or partial denture. As opposed to a dental implant in Brooklyn that is anchored into the bone a denture is a row of artificial teeth that are imbedded in a gum-like substrate that goes over the gum. It is attached to the gum using a dental adhesive and must be removed daily for cleaning. Dentures take much less time to complete than implants but implants are permanent teeth anchored securely into the gums. Our practice often uses implanted anchors as a means of securing dentures where four anchors are implanted per jaws to which the dentures are eventually secured. Are dental implants or dentures right for you? The best way to find out is to come into the office and let our expert professionals evaluate just what difference replacing missing teeth can make to your life.