Dental Implants: A Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort for many people. Fortunately, dental implants offer a permanent solution to restore your smile and help you regain your confidence. At Westchester Smile Design, we specialize in dental implant treatments to help our patients achieve a natural-looking, healthy smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of biocompatible materials such as titanium that are surgically placed into your jawbone. These implants serve as a sturdy base for dental restorations, such as crowns or bridges, that mimic the look and function of natural teeth.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant process involves several steps, starting with a consultation with our dental team to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. We will take X-rays and create impressions of your teeth and gums to develop a customized treatment plan.
During the implant surgery, a small incision is made in your gum tissue to expose the jawbone. The implant is then placed into the bone and allowed to heal and fuse with the surrounding tissue in a process called osseointegration. This typically takes several months, after which the implant will be strong enough to support a dental restoration.
Once the implant has fused with the jawbone, an abutment is attached to the implant to connect the restoration. A dental crown or bridge is then placed over the abutment, completing the restoration and restoring your smile to its natural beauty.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer many benefits for patients with missing teeth, including:
- Improved appearance: Implants look and function like natural teeth, giving you a natural-looking, healthy smile.
- Enhanced comfort: Unlike dentures, which can shift and cause discomfort, dental implants are a permanent solution that fit securely in your mouth.
- Improved speech: Missing teeth can affect your speech, but dental implants can restore your ability to speak clearly.
- Better oral health: Dental implants prevent bone loss and gum recession that can occur when teeth are missing, promoting better oral health.
Dental Implants at Westchester Smile Design
At Westchester Smile Design, our team of dental professionals has extensive experience in dental implant treatments. We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure that each patient receives a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs and goals.
If you are interested in dental implants or want to learn more about our other restorative dentistry services, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our team of experts is committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that you can be proud of.