If you are missing a tooth and in search of a solution, dental implants are one of the most natural and durable replacements for your smile. Implants are made to look, feel and function like a natural tooth. Family and friends will never believe you were ever missing a tooth in the first place!
The Implant Process
The full implant process from start to finish covers three main steps – the post, abutment and dental crown. The first two steps create a secure, lasting foundation for the dental crown to be set. Just as roots keep your natural tooth secure, these two steps create the same type of security for your implant. Each step needs time to heal before moving onto the next step, making the entire process from start to finish, last a few months. Even though this process can seem lengthy, the results are worth the investment! Having a permanent solution to a missing tooth is worth the time invested. With proper care and upkeep, dental implants are made to last a lifetime! You care for an implant just as you would a natural tooth, brushing and flossing daily. At regular dental check-ups, your dentist can ensure your implant is secure and that there is no sign of needed repair.
The final step, the dental crown, is color-matched to your surrounding teeth to help it blend in with your smile. It’s also carefully designed to precisely fit your smile, helping it to both feel and function like a natural tooth.
Implants are also recommended to avoid further problems for your smile. Surrounding teeth can shift out of place when a tooth is missing, and your jaw bone can also begin to deteriorate. Restoring a missing tooth is good for the health of your smile. If you are interested in dental implants in Palmyra, NY, call our office today to set up a free consultation! Your dentist can examine your teeth and let you know if you are a candidate for dental implants.