A missing tooth can be very unattractive, but more than that, it can make it difficult to chew food, cause nearby teeth to grow into the gap and worst of all, cause the bone below to deteriorate.
At Northeast Dental Center, we offer you a number of solutions to replace lost teeth. The most sought-after solution is dental implants. When you choose this option, we will ensure that the crown on top of your implant is carefully shaped and colored to look and function like a real tooth.
Dental Implants A dental implant is basically a screw-shaped replacement for the root of a tooth, which provides a foundation for replacement teeth. Implants are generally made using titanium. A crown is put on top of an implant to give it a tooth-like appearance and structure.
Advantages of Dental Implants A dental implant, like all other tooth replacement options, will give a better appearance to your mouth and will help you smile with more confidence; however, this is not the only benefit of choosing dental implants over other tooth replacement options.
An implant is a permanent replacement that lasts a lifetime if cared for properly. It takes away the worry of dislodging your replacement teeth as you sneeze, cough or laugh in public. Implants feel absolutely natural and comfortable right from the very beginning. They are the closest to natural teeth in terms of a replacement option. Since they are permanent, you needn’t take them out every night or take any additional pains to maintain them.
Dental implants can be maintained and cared for by maintaining basic dental hygiene such as brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist twice a year. Dental implants are really the next best thing to real teeth.
What to expect while getting dental implants If you have missing teeth, an X-ray of the jawbone is taken to ensure it will be able to accept the implant as a replacement option. If the jawbone cannot accept implant, measures to improve the jawbone are suggested prior to implant surgery.
Once the jawbone is ready, the implant is installed and covered with a temporary crown. A second visit is then scheduled with enough time in between to ensure that the implant bonds with the jawbone properly. In the next visit, a permanent crown is installed to replace the temporary one.