Dental implants are a complex procedure that should only be done by an experienced dentist, like those at Luxury Dental, PC. With two offices in the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn, New York City, and Lynbrook, New York, the team at Luxury Dental, PC has many years of experience providing quality dental implants. To learn more and get started on dental implants, call the office for an appointment today.
Dental implants are one of the most common ways to replace missing teeth. Whether you lost your teeth due to disease, decay, or an injury, dental implants can help you speak and chew normally again.
Dental implants look just like your natural teeth. Other people won’t be able to tell the difference between an implant and a regular tooth, and in some cases, the implanted tooth may look even better.
At Luxury Dental, PC, each dental implant procedure begins with a surgical planning phase. During this phase, your dentist maps out your dental structure, identifies where to place your implants, and takes note of any areas to avoid during the procedure.
During the procedure, your dentist places a small metal titanium rod, called the root implant, in the bone socket where your tooth used to be. Afterward, you can expect to wait about 3-6 months so your jawbone has time to heal around the root implant.
Once your jawbone has healed around the root implant, it becomes part of your bone architecture, and your dentist then creates a new tooth for you. This tooth is attached to an abutment, which attaches to the root implant.
In addition, the color and shade of your implant are custom-made to match the rest of your teeth so it doesn’t stand out.
Your dentist administers anesthesia during the procedure, so you feel as comfortable as possible and painless.
Most people are good candidates for dental implants, although an initial consultation is needed to ensure that you meet the requirements. You must have gums that are free of disease and strong enough bones to keep the implants in place.
If you have health conditions, like heart disease or diabetes, you may have to be evaluated on an individual basis.
Dental implants need to be cared for just like regular teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. In addition, you should also schedule regular dental visits twice a year or more.
If you need to replace a lost tooth, there’s no procedure better than getting a dental implant. To learn more, call the office to book an appointment today.