If you are missing one, some, or all of your natural teeth, we have exciting news for you. You can once again have a mouth full of healthy, stable teeth that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Imagine not having to worry about which types of food you eat or whether the gaps in your smile are showing when you pose for photographs. Imagine being able to speak, chew, and smile with absolute confidence, now and for the rest of your life.
At Smiles on Broadway, we provide our patients with implant dentistry of the highest standard, using only the finest materials and most exquisitely crafted restorations. Unlike many dental practices, we perform every stage of the implant procedure in-house; this means that you won’t have to be referred to another practice for your dental implant surgery. From implantation to restoration, you will be under the care of our gentle, caring dental team while receiving your dental implants.
Our Long Island dental practice is pleased to give all of our patients good reason to smile broadly once again, even those cases that other practices might consider too complex. We have the skill, technology, patience, and gentle chairside manner to assist anyone in need of our services, and are proud to do so.
If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth and are seeking the most effective and stable method of restoring your oral health, please contact our Long Island practice to learn more about investing in dental implants today.
What Are Dental Implants?
During a minor surgery, dental implants are embedded into the jaw and act as artificial tooth roots. Because titanium is not recognized as a foreign material by the human body, the implants essentially become part of a patient’s natural anatomy via a process called osseointegration. During osseointegration, the implants fuse with the jaw bone as the bone and gum tissues heal around them. Once the healing period is complete, the implants provide the most stable and secure support available for dental restorations.
At Smiles on Broadway, we craft the most natural-looking, flawlessly beautiful restorations possible, from crowns and bridges to full sets of dentures. This ensures that, from root to crown, your dental implants will look and function remarkably like natural teeth.
Benefits of Implant Dentistry
The benefits of implant dentistry begin with the oral health problems they allow patients to avoid. When a person loses a tooth, the underlying supporting structures, including the jaw bone, will begin to degrade due to disuse. This degradation not only can affect a person’s appearance, leading to a “hollowed-out” look to the face, but can also have a profoundly negative effect on a person’s overall health. Dental implants halt this decomposition, essentially signaling to the body that the supporting tissues once again have an important function to perform.
Beyond the oral health benefits, dental implants offer a host of aesthetic benefits, even compared to other cosmetic dentistry treatments. Dental implants are extremely versatile; they can be used to support a single crown, a dental bridge, and even a full set of dentures. When these restorations are affixed to the implants, they attach below the gum line, resulting in the most natural appearance possible. Indeed, implant-supported restorations are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
The practical benefits of dental implants are equally impressive. Unlike removable dentures, implant-supported dentures are never at risk of slipping or shifting out of position. They fit comfortably in the mouth, and restore ease to such tasks as biting, chewing, and speaking. In essence, implant-supported restorations return full freedom and control to those who were missing teeth, dramatically improving the quality of their lives.
Candidates for Implant Dentistry
If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, there is a good chance that you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. At Smiles on Broadway, we gladly accept cases that other practices might find too complex. If, for example, you have been told that you have insufficient bone mass to support dental implants, our practice offers bone-grafting procedures that could dramatically improve your candidacy.
It should be understood that the implantation of the titanium posts is a serious surgical procedure and, as such, does require that candidates be in generally good overall health. During your initial consultation at Smiles on Broadway, we will carefully evaluate the health of your mouth to ensure that dental implants are, indeed, the most appropriate option for you.
Learn More about Dental Implants
If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, don’t despair; through the miracle of implant dentistry, you can once again have a flawless smile filled with healthy teeth. If you would like to learn more about the different types of dental implants and the cost of treatment, we urge you to contact our Long Island dental practice today. We would be pleased to welcome you into our family of valued patients.
Contributed by: Dr. Katz