Dental Implants in Great Neck, NY
If you have lost or missing teeth you may wish to consider a dental implant from Elite Dental Spa in Great Neck, NY. While they may sound a little scary, they actually allow missing teeth to be replaced with little impact on neighboring teeth (like grinding down teeth to make bridges). Also much of the dental work with implants is actually done outside of the mouth.
Dr. Heisler is a highly experienced specialist in prosthodontics and is able to plan and deliver highly aesthetic and perfectly fitting dental restoratives whether its a single tooth or an entire dentition. Why not come in for a free second opinion or consultation?
Significantly stronger than bridges or dentures, a dental implant offers a single and permanent solution to a lost tooth. The implant is integrated into your jaw with a small titanium screw which is surgically placed in the jaw in place of the root. Over the course of several months, the implant naturally bonds with your mouth. As the implant heals, it fuses with the bone tissue in the gums, which helps to lock the implant in place and to prevent the erosion of healthy bone tissue.
After the implant has healed, the cosmetic crown is attached and the restoration is complete. If you decide to get dental implants, keeping up a good oral hygiene routine and following up with preventive treatment with your dentist is mandatory to preserve the health of the implant and the rest of your teeth and gums.
This procedure is relatively simple and is effective in almost all cases, so there’s no need to put off restoring that great smile. As with all our dental services, you’ll be treated with the nurturing care and professionalism that embodies Elite Dental Spa’s practice. We’ll make sure that you’re kept comfortable and informed throughout the implant process and will always be available to address any questions or concerns.
Dental Implants Support Bone Health
The most important health benefit of dental implants is their ability to maintain the structure of your jaw bone. Normally, the mechanical forces of chewing stimulate the jawbone to remain dense and strong in that area. But when a tooth is missing, your body no longer sees a reason to maintain that bone density, so it allows the bone to break down.
Without dental implants, the bone begins to deteriorate. Over time, this bone loss can lead to:
- Premature aging of the face
- Collapsing of the lips, cheeks and jaw
- A sunken appearance to the face
- Shifting of remaining natural teeth
- Other teeth becoming loose or damaged
After losing teeth, dental implants are the only way to replace the tooth root and continue stimulating the production of bone tissue in the jaw. The sooner you replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, the more bone structure your body maintains. This helps protect both your natural teeth and your replacement teeth, giving you a solid foundation for a lifetime of dental health.