How dental implants can replace missing teeth permanently
Whether you miss a single tooth in the smile or several, dental implants are a long-lasting and reliable way to restore the smile to a healthy and natural-looking state. These restorations are highly desirable because of their longevity and functionality. If you live in the New York, New York community, or surrounding areas, Dr. Mary A. Taudel of Park Avenue Dental encourages you to book an appointment at her practice to learn more about dental implants.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is best described as an artificial tooth root replacement. While the natural teeth consist of two parts, the root, and the crown, the dental implant consists of three. That includes the titanium or ceramic implant inserted into the jawbone, the abutment that sits above the gum line, and the restoration placed over the abutment to restore the smile. Common restorations include crowns and bridges. Additionally, some patients may use several dental implants along the dental arch to anchor a full denture in place, allowing them to enjoy stability and strength for eating their favorite foods!
Why do patients choose dental implants?
Dental implants have several benefits, which is why Dr. Taudel will often recommend them for patients. These restorations:
- Can last decades with proper care
- Allow for stabilization of dentures
- Are versatile, replacing one, several, or all teeth in the dental arch
- Are biocompatible and made with titanium or ceramic
- Maintain the natural bone in the jaw for better appearance and function
- Allow patients to eat, speak, and chew in confidence
- Look completely real as they are restored with porcelain prosthetics
How do I learn more about titanium or ceramic dental implants?
Dr. Mary A. Taudel and her team are here for you! If you want to find out if you are a proper candidate for this or other tooth replacement options, book a consultation visit and initial evaluation with the team at Park Avenue Dental. Call (646) 588-1704 to request an appointment at the office, conveniently located at 37 Park Avenue, Suite A, New York, NY.
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.