Woodmere Pediatric Dental Staff

Discover the Joy of Dental Implants!

April 30, 2024

Did you know that around 178 million adults in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and almost 40 million people have lost all their teeth? While traditional dental bridges and dentures can certainly help restore a smile's appearance and function, dental implants are fast becoming the preferred choice for many patients. At our general dental office, we're excited to offer this innovative solution for replacing missing teeth.

The Root of the Matter: Dental Implants

When you think about your teeth, you probably picture their crowns - the visible part above the gumline. However, teeth have long roots that extend deep into the jawbone, providing stability and support for oral function. Dental implants are designed to mimic this natural structure. These small surgical posts are placed directly into the jawbone in a minor procedure. As they travel upwards from the bone to just below the gumline, custom dental crowns or fixed prostheses can be attached.

A Strong Foundation: Osseointegration

Dental implants are made from special biocompatible materials that allow them to fuse directly with the surrounding bone over time. This process, called "osseointegration," gives dental implants the strength they need to support crowns, bridges, full-arch restorations, and dentures for years to come. Unlike traditional bridges, dental implants do not require altering adjacent teeth.

A Healthy Choice: Dental Implants Support Your Jawbone

Because a dental implant acts as an artificial tooth root, it also provides ongoing stimulation to the alveolar bone in the edentulous area. This action helps prevent bone loss typically associated with tooth loss and maintains support for the natural contours of your face. A single implant can support a dental crown, just like a natural tooth root. With multiple dental implants, even a smile compromised by the loss of several teeth can be rebuilt with beautiful and long-lasting results.

Easy Care: Maintaining Your Implant-Supported Smile

Dental implants are designed to be easy to care for. Like your natural teeth, they require regular brushing, flossing, and periodic dental checkups to maintain optimal oral health. With proper care, your newly rebuilt and restored smile can serve you well for years to come.

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

At our general dental office, we value your input and strive to fulfill your smile goals and treatment expectations. If you're interested in learning more about dental implants or other tooth replacement options, please give us a call today!

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Woodmere, NY 11598
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