Midwood NY dental implants office
For a long time, the only options you had when you wanted to replace missing teeth were dental bridges and dentures. There is certainly nothing wrong with either of those restorations, but they are only surface solutions that have various drawbacks to them. Thanks to dental implants, for the first time you can achieve a solution that replaces not only the tooth, but the root. Filling up that empty space is just one aspect. When the process is completed by our Midwood NY dental implants office, you will end up with a new tooth replacement that looks, feels, and even functions like a natural tooth does. In fact, dental implants have some advantages over your natural teeth. They will never be subject to tooth decay or toothaches, and they won’t have to undergo root canal therapy or an extraction.
A cylindrical titanium post is placed in your jaw. For some patients, healing is very quick and the tooth portion can be placed right away. For others, there is a longer waiting period. Typically, your jaw bone will grow around the post for several months, during which a strong and durable bond will be formed. At that stage, our oral surgeon will attach a small healing color. Finally, a tooth-colored crown is placed on top to replace the tooth itself. It will be cemented for a permanent fit. And that’s all there is to it. In most instances, six to eight months are required from start to finish. You should experience little or no disruption to your daily routine during that time.
A bridge requires that the tooth on either side of it be drilled down and a crown placed on top in order to hold the bridge securely in place. With a dental implant, your other teeth remain unaffected. And partial dentures are held in with dental adhesive. Unfortunately, this can be quite messy and not always 100% reliable. Dentures can slide around on you, affecting your confidence when eating or even talking. Needless to say, a dental implant uses no adhesives. And you can rest assured that it is every bit as sturdy as your natural teeth. Chew, speak, and laugh without ever having to worry. To make sure that it’s the right choice for you, call us today and schedule an exam and consultation at our Midwood NY dental implants office.
Marc B. Hertz, DDS, PC
2026 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Most of our patients find they have a better feel, better look and a more stable solution to their tooth loss, once they undergo the dental implant multi-step placement process. Dental implants have changed dentistry and your Midwood dental implant surgeon, Marc. B. Hertz, DDS, PC, gives you the opportunity for a permanent solution to replace missing teeth. With dental implants you will have a smile that looks and feels like your own natural teeth. Dr. Hertz educates all of our patients on the entire dental implant placement process, making you well aware that dental implants are much more than a cosmetic fix. In order to maintain the overall health and function of your surrounding teeth, replacing a lost tooth is necessary to avoid tooth movement and loss of bone from the jaw in that area.
Whether your tooth, or teeth, are missing or extracted, it is now a workable option to replace them with dental implants. An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain and looks amazingly like your natural tooth. One part is the titanium implant body that replaces the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that gets cemented on top of the implant. Your Midwood dental implant surgeon handles the placement of your implants with precise skill, placing them within the jawbone with expert accuracy. Implants may also be used to anchor dentures that tend to shift when you chew or talk. With removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.
Dental implant placement is done under local anesthesia and, without any complications, one implant will take a little over an hour. Most patients actually tell us that the placement procedure is less painful than having a tooth pulled. You may experience mild soreness or swelling, which is easily treated with over the counter medicines, and most patients return to work the next day. Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth, usually titanium, and should last between 15 and 25 years. Dental implant placement with our Midwood dental implant surgeon, Dr. Hertz, is a secure resolution to replace your lost teeth. Whether it’s to replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth, secure a bridge, or to fix a bite problem, you have the option here to do it with the knowledge to put your mind at ease.