Are You Missing Teeth?
Dr. Gary Herskovits and Dr. Amy Herskovits provide dental implants to replace your missing teeth, and many times, we can even replace a tooth in about an hour. Our office uses the latest treatments and technologies in implant design to fully replace your teeth and restore your smile and oral health. We invite you to call us at 718-530-0999 to learn more about dental implants in Brooklyn, New York, and schedule a consultation with our skilled dentists and team.
Dental implants are designed to be permanent replacements for your missing teeth. They are considered the ideal replacement option for missing teeth, as they are designed to look, feel and function like your natural teeth. They are the very best means of supporting crowns and dentures, and they also halt the loss of jawbone mass that occurs in the absence of tooth roots. When properly cared for with good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, they can last a lifetime. Dental implants may be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth or a complete arch of teeth depending on your needs. Implants consist of two main parts – the implant post and the implant restoration.
The implant post is a small screw made of titanium or another biocompatible material. It is surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace your tooth roots, and it performs the same functions as your tooth root in ensuring that your teeth remain stable in your mouth and stimulating your jawbone to keep your supporting bone tissue healthy.
An implant restoration replaces the visible portions of the tooth, and it is designed to blend in with your smile to give you a beautiful result as well as restore full oral function. Your implant restoration may be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture depending on the number of teeth you are replacing.
Almost everyone is a candidate for dental implants, and as long as your mouth is healthy, you should be able to receive an implant without difficulty. Our dentists will examine your teeth and mouth thoroughly to ensure that implants are a good option for you. Adequate bone mass is also crucial to this process. If you have waited a long time to replace missing teeth, the jawbone may have begun to atrophy, or shrink. In this case, our dentists may need to perform a bone graft, a process of augmenting the jaw with donor tissue, before implant surgery can commence. Other pre-existing conditions, such as tooth decay or periodontal disease, will require treatment as well before you can benefit from implant dentistry.
For more information about implant dentistry and to schedule a consultation with our dentists, contact our office today.