Jackson Heights, NY Dental Implants
Are you looking to restore a missing tooth or wanting to replace unwanted teeth and are unsure of which type of restoration would be best choice? There are many superior benefits of having dental implants over traditional restorations such as dentures or new bridge work. At our Jackson Heights, NY dental practices, Roosevelt Dental Care we replace the destroyed or missing tooth root with a secured metal post. Jackson Heights Dental Implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
At Roosevelt Dental Care, we offer patients who are looking more into dental implants models, videos and before & after photos so that they may gain a better understanding of how the procedure will pan out. In the beginning of the dental implant treatment, using a cone scan will determine if there is enough bone to place the implant as well as seeing how many tooth implants will be needed. After undergoing the dental implant procedure, and the implant has been securely placed, our Jackson Heights dentist can then create the natural looking restoration, giving it a natural looking smile with the proper functionality. The aftercare is also easy to maintain after you have your new dental implants placed. At Roosevelt Dental Care, we believe that dental implant are the closest dental structure in durability to natural teeth and has a greater cosmetic appeal. On this page we have include a brief description of dental implants as well as more detailed descriptions of the different types of dental implant restorations we offer. We hope this information is useful in helping you decide which type of restoration is right for you.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
Restore a patient’s confident smile.
Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore or enhance facial tissues.
Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.