Replacing missing teeth is essential for optimum oral health and self-confidence. When the teeth aren’t replaced, it can be difficult to enjoy nutritious but hard-to-chew foods. Speaking can be difficult, too, and a person’s self-confidence can easily crumble. If you want your smile’s functionality and appearance to succeed, you need an effective restorative dentistry solution. Traditional solutions like dental crowns, bridges, or dentures can help, but they have their limits. Dental implants, on the other hand, are different. Dental implants are the latest, most permanent tooth replacement option available today. At South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa, we can both place and restore your dental implants, meaning you can go through the entire process under the care of just one dental team. Afterwards, you can look forward to enjoying a naturally strong smile that could easily last for the rest of your life without ever needing adjustments.
Traditional dental crowns, bridges, and dentures replace your missing tooth (or teeth,) but they don’t do anything to replace your missing root(s). Dental implants are different. They’re actually structured like a natural tooth, with a crown on top and a titanium post underneath. Dental implants use these titanium posts to act as tooth roots, holding a custom-made and custom-shaded crown, partial, or even full denture in place. The result is greater stability and a greater fit.
Beyond this, dental implants have several other benefits as an effective tooth replacement option:
Because traditional tooth replacements don’t restore your missing roots, your smile will continue to change over time. As a result, dentures can slip or become loose, causing embarrassing situations and a loss of function. Dental implants replace your missing roots, encouraging bone growth in your jaw and ensuring that your bone loss comes to a halt.
When one or more of your tooth roots are missing, your jawbone will begin to naturally disintegrate. Over time, this can lead to the loss of other teeth. Dental implants help you support your oral health by replacing your missing roots. As a result, new bone growth is stimulated, and the jaw retains its stability and function.
Dental implants can last a lifetime if properly cared for. Caring for your implant-retained partial or denture is no different from caring for your natural smile. Just make sure you follow a regular brushing and flossing routine.
To qualify for the two-phase dental implant procedure, our team at South Shore Dental Care needs to determine that you’re a viable candidate. During a consultation visit, we can assess your oral health and your needs before proposing a solution that will help you meet your goals.
Whether you need to simply replace a single tooth or all of your teeth, contact us to discuss dental implants as an option. Your new smile is waiting for you!