Dental implant procedures are increasing by more than 10% every year. They’re such a popular tooth replacement choice because they’re permanent, comfortable, and natural-looking. At Brooklyn City Dental, with two offices in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn, the team of dental implant specialists can help with everything from planning to implant placement and tooth restoration. Book your appointment by calling either of the New York City offices or using the online scheduler.
A dental implant is a metal post that replaces your tooth root. The implant and your natural bone fuse to create strong support for an artificial tooth. Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements. Dental specialists often call them the gold standard for tooth restoration.
Other options for tooth replacement can include crowns, bridges, and dentures. Although bridges can last for more than a decade, dental implants usually outlast them. Plus, dental implants are stronger than bridges.
Dentures are less expensive than dental implants but also much less permanent. In fact, you remove dentures every night. Traditional dentures can often shift in your mouth unless you get regular resurfacing to improve their fit.
There are significant cosmetic dentistry benefits with dental implants. They offer the most natural appearance. The Brooklyn City Dental team can explain how all of these options can work for your needs and goals.
To start, the Brooklyn City Dental team performs a careful evaluation. That includes teeth cleaning and an oral exam with X-ray imaging. If your X-rays show that you have inadequate bone to support a dental implant, you may need a bone grafting procedure before you can start the implant process.
During oral surgery, the team places a titanium metal post in your jaw. Over the next few months, your bone and the metal post fuse (osseointegration).
You'll wear a temporary replacement tooth or a healing cap over the implant during the osseointegration process. After this osseointegration process is complete, the team attaches a custom-made porcelain replacement tooth.
Dental implants offer many advantages, including:
If you want a tooth replacement that's just like a natural tooth, dental implants are your best choice.
Brooklyn City Dental offers a welcoming and comfortable environment where you can learn more about dental implants, so don't hesitate to book your consultation online or by phone today.