Improve your smile with dental implants
Dental implants are teeth-like materials that are attached permanently to the gums to act as a replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants are more like dentures, but are different in that they are permanently fixed into gums and are not removable unless under the assistance of a dentist.
Who are candidates to have dental implants? The procedure is available for people who have lost teeth due to an injury, a disease, or some other reasons. Implants are ideal options if you want to have natural-looking and natural-feeling false teeth, something that could not be possible by just merely using dentures. In other cases, people who are not content with how their teeth are aligned opt to take dental implants.
There are two general types of dental implants available today. First, the Endosteal uses cylinders, screws, or blades in surgically placing prosthetic teeth into the jawbone. Because of this, an implant is holding one or more false teeth. Endosteal is the most prevalent type of dental implants and is used as an effective alternative for people with existing bridges and removable dentures.
Subperiosteal dental implants are surgically placed on top of the patient’s jaw. They are metal framework that protrudes through the gum, facilitating or holding the false teeth. This second type of dental implants is more recommended and applied to patients who are found to have minimum bone height. People who are not able to wear any kind of removable dentures are qualified to have subperiosteal dental implants instead.
Are you ready for dental implants? If you are not confident in your own smile because of your missing teeth, or if your dentures do not allow you to chew, speak, and smile comfortably, give us a call today at (516) 869-9787 to schedule your appointment.
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