This popular tooth replacement may be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
Dealing with tooth loss, whether it’s a single missing tooth or all of your teeth, can be devastating. Unfortunately, everything from a bad accident to gum disease can leave you dealing with tooth loss. If this happens to you, know that your Great Neck, NY, dentist Dr. Eliot Heisler can help restore your smile with dental implants.
Why You Need to Replace Missing Teeth
Bone loss is a common complication of tooth loss. This happens because the bone requires stimulation from all tooth roots in order to maintain its shape and density. When a tooth falls out or is extracted, the jawbone will no longer get the proper stimulation it needs, which will cause it to deteriorate.
Fortunately, dental implants are designed to take over the role and function of tooth roots, even going so far as to prevent the bone from losing density and shape by stimulating the development of new bone cells. This is just one of the major benefits of getting dental implants from your Great Neck, NY, dentist.
Replace Any and All Teeth with Implants
Do you need to replace one or all of your missing teeth? If so, dental implants can help. Implants are placed into the jawbone where your missing tooth once stood. Over time, the biocompatible implant will fuse together with the bone and tissue as it heals. Once the implant and jawbone have bonded, it creates a long-term and resilient structure from which to hold an artificial tooth in place. Implants won’t move or shift around when chewing or talking, so you can rest assured that implants can handle everything your natural teeth can.
If you are replacing a single missing tooth, a custom dental crown will be designed and then cemented into place over the implant. Of course, for those missing several or even all of their teeth, multiple implants can be placed along the jawbone to support a dental bridge or full set of dentures.
If you are ready to sit down with our Great Neck, NY, dentist, Dr. Heisler, to find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, simply call Elite Dental Spa today at (516) 829-2001.