What’s today’s best tooth replacement? It’s the dental implant in Garden City available from Franklin Avenue Dental Care. A true artificial tooth from root to crown, the dental implant looks beautiful, feels real and strengthens the jaw for many years of reliable service.
Are You Missing Some Teeth?
Your dentist in Garden City, Dr. Gary C. Sherman, encourages you to explore the dental implant as an excellent tooth replacement option. Unlike fixed bridgework which requires enamel preparation of adjacent teeth or traditional dentures which can slip and slide, dental implants bond right to the jaw bone. In fact, dental implants actually strengthen your jaw every time you bite and chew. Plus, they can replace one, two or even more teeth or anchor bridgework or dentures, too.
Are Dental Implants Successful?
Yes, they are very successful and reliable. In fact, they boast a success and retention rate of well over 90 percent, states the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. The titanium metal in the implant device bonds directly to the natural jaw bone, creating a strong foundation through a process called osseointegration. Amazingly the human body readily accepts the device, and in fact, the dental implant preserves jaw bone size which otherwise would recede after tooth loss.
Furthermore, patients say that they cannot tell the difference between their natural teeth and their dental implants. Caring for implants is simple, too. Twice daily brushing and once a day flossing along with six-month check-ups and cleanings at Franklin Avenue Dental Care keep implants healthy.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Sherman carefully evaluates each candidate for dental implants to see if his or her gums are healthy and the jaw bone of sufficient size and density to accept the implant device. Gum disease must be treated before an implant procedure, and the jaw bone augmented with donor tissue and other materials if necessary.
Note that dental implants are not a one-size-fits-all device. Rather, Dr. Sherman partners with a trusted oral surgeon in the area who carefully analyzes exactly what the patient needs, selecting a device that is the right size and shape.
Typically, the implant procedure takes several months, but it is well worth the investment of time. Placement of the titanium implant is a comfortable, in-office surgery which normally requires no more than local anesthesia. Sutures close the gums, and after the site is healed and the implant integrated into the jaw bone, the patient returns Franklin Avenue Dental Care to receive the post and customized porcelain crown. Dr. Sherman features E-Max crowns which are known for their durability and unparalleled aesthetics.
Find Out More
Dr. Sherman and his team will be happy to evaluate your tooth replacement options and explain the procedures completely. Contact Franklin Avenue Dental Care for a restorative dentistry consultation today.