Tooth loss can have a significant effect on your personal appearance and your dental health. When you lose one or more teeth due to an accident, disease, or extraction, your remaining teeth can drift out of position. This can lead to changes in your bite, loss of additional teeth, decay, or gum disease.
Dental implants are an effective means of replacing one or several teeth. An implant is a special titanium post or screw that is placed into the upper or lower jaw. The bone with then grow and connect with the implant, forming a secure post to support crowns, bridges, or even dentures. Dental implants can be the closest thing to natural teeth, and in Dr. Chris’ opinion, they are one of the greatest advancements in dentistry.
At our Staten Island dental practice, our dentist has the ability to place an implant restoration after the titanium dental implant has been placed by an oral surgeon. An implant restoration is the visible portion of the implant; the part that replaces the visibly missing tooth. Your implant restoration could be a crown, bridge, or denture, depending on how many teeth are missing.
When the dentist places your implant restoration, he will do so with an eye on aesthetics as well as your complete health. Once in place, your implant will be a natural part of your smile, restoring the function of your bite. For more information on implant dentistry, complete health dentistry, or your options for replacing missing teeth, please give our Staten Island office a call soon. We look forward to giving you a beautiful, healthy smile!