In the past, dentures and bridges were used to restore teeth that had been lost either to damage or decay. While they were effective solutions and still are today, another option is now available. Dental implants can help to restore both the function and appearance of teeth that have been lost. World of Dentistry is excited to offer this treatment in Brooklyn to help patients regain their tooth function and confidence.
Dental implants are small metal posts that are surgically placed directly into the jawbone. They are not a treatment to restore the actual teeth that have been lost, but the tooth roots that were also lost. The dental prosthetic that produces the tooth function is then fixed onto the implants. This is usually a fixed denture or fixed bridge. One implant in the jawbone can support more than one tooth restoration, so several consecutive teeth can be replaced with just one post.
Dental implants offer several benefits. They are preferred over dentures or bridges because they are far more stable. With dentures or bridges, no matter how good the fit is, there is always a chance that the prosthetic will become loose or slip while it is in use. With dental implants, because the prosthetic has such a stable base in the jawbone itself and not just resting on the gums, patients can enjoy the full restoration of function to their teeth, allowing them to eat and speak as before.
Dental implants benefit oral health because they help prevent bone recession, stimulating the surrounding bone in which they have been placed. Implants also last a lifetime, so there is no need to worry about getting refitted with another prosthetic.
The procedure to have dental implants placed will take at least two appointments over the course of a few months. Your dentist at World of Dentistry will first make sure that you have sufficient bone structure in the jaw to support the dental implants. The posts will require surgery to be placed into the jaw, then several months of healing time to allow them to fully integrate into the jawbone. Once this process is complete, you will have the dental prosthetic, which is custom-made, fixed onto the implants to fully restore your smile in Brooklyn.