Our dental implants on Staten Island are a tooth loss solution that gives you a replacement for both the tooth and the root underneath. That is something you cannot get from other options, such as fixed bridges and dentures in their traditional form. Yes, a dental implant will look like a real tooth, but just as important, it will feel and act like one. You can chew with complete confidence, and you will be able to speak naturally. And because you have a new root, your facial contours will not be altered, so you won’t have to be concerned about any changes to your appearance.
Getting our dental implants on Staten Island is a simple two-step process that occurs over the course of several months. The first part is the insertion of cylindrical titanium post, the root part, into your jaw. The reason that it takes a few months is that your jaw bone will grow around the post, eventually fusing with it. This is what makes the implant strong and dependable. The second part is the placement of a tooth-colored crown on the top of the post. It is cemented for a permanent fit and that’s all there is to it. In some ways, you can even consider your implant superior to a natural tooth. It isn’t subject to decay and will never need root canal therapy nor an extraction.
Fixed bridges require that the tooth on either side be drilled down and a cap placed on top in order to securely anchor the bridge. But our dental implants on Staten Island won’t have any effect on your other teeth. Traditional dentures are held in at the gum line with dental adhesive, but that isn’t always 100% reliable, and it can also be quite messy to use. The good news is that if you require dentures to replace all of the teeth on one jaw, especially the lower jaw, implants can be placed as a foundation to hold them in, replacing the need for adhesive entirely. Call us today and schedule a consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate for implants.