Natural-Looking Dental Implants Completing Garden City Smiles
Even the loss of one natural tooth can be a devastating event. Instead of letting these gaps in your smile linger on and lead to more serious problems in the future, turn to Dr. Gary Sherman and his dedicated staff at Franklin Avenue Dental Care for the professional assistance and warm support you need most. Several reconstructive options are available at our practice, but none that are as wonderfully transformative and long-lasting as dental implants. In fact, the results are so seamless that many patients don’t even remember which tooth is the restoration after some time has passed. Contact our Garden City, Long Island practice today if you have any questions or concerns we can help you with, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation.
Dental Implant Placement
So why are dental implants so successful? The secret lies in their structure. While traditional tooth replacement options only bother with rebuilding the crown (the visible, white portion) of the tooth, implants also replicate the root, which exists under the gum line and has the important job of stimulating the jawbone. Without a tooth root in place, the bone deteriorates, leading to higher risks of future dental problems and even a “hunched” facial appearance over time. Thankfully, dental implants significantly reduce these risks.
When a patient is interested in dental implants, the first step is a consultation, followed by the surgical placement of the new implant(s) into the patients’ jawbone. Dr. Sherman works closely with an implant specialist who will personally handle this process for a more comfortable, streamlined experience. The implants then need time to bond with the natural bone and tissue, creating a solid foundation for eventual replacement teeth. Once the healing process is complete, patients from East Meadow, NY and surrounding areas will return to our practice so that we can create the perfect prosthetics for their unique needs and preferences.
Dental Implant Restoration
There are several options available when it comes to the restoration of your dental implants. Dr. Sherman will make a recommendation based on your current level of oral health, your personal preferences and budget, and the number of teeth that are in need of reconstruction.
All-ceramic dental crowns are ideal for single implants because they don’t affect the health of surrounding healthy teeth, making them more conservative. When a greater area is in need of coverage, an implant-retained bridge or denture is the more cost-effective option. These devices closely resemble the traditional versions, but they’re designed to attach over a number of placed dental implants, creating a more permanent and confident result. Both fixed and removable options are available!