Missing teeth can be a source of embarrassment and can also lead to other oral health issues. Fortunately, dental implants offer a solution to replace missing teeth and restore a patient's smile. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed or removable replacement teeth. They are a popular and effective option for treating missing teeth.
The process of getting dental implants starts with a consultation with an experienced implant dentist like the ones at Queens Emergency Dental. During the consultation, the dentist will examine your mouth and take x-rays to determine if dental implants are the right option for you. They will also discuss the placement options and the type of implant that is best for your individual case.
Once it is determined that dental implants are the best option for you, the implant dentist will place the implant into the jawbone. The implant is left to heal for several weeks, during which time the bone will grow around the implant and secure it in place. After healing is complete, the implant dentist will attach an abutment, a connector that holds the replacement tooth, to the implant.
The final step is the placement of the replacement tooth, which can be a dental crown, bridge, or denture. The replacement tooth is custom-made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. Once the replacement tooth is in place, it will function just like a natural tooth and it will look like one too.
One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they are a permanent solution. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants will not slip or shift in your mouth, which can be a common problem with these alternatives. Dental implants also preserve natural bone, preventing bone loss that can occur after tooth loss.
At Queens Emergency Dental, we understand that the thought of dental procedures can be daunting, however, we assure you that dental implant placement is a painless process. You will be given anesthesia or sedation to make sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
Don't let missing teeth hold you back from smiling confidently. Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth that will leave you with a healthy and beautiful smile. Our experienced implant dentist at Queens Emergency Dental can help you regain the confidence that comes with a full set of teeth. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how dental implants can benefit you.