Cosmetic Dentist in Massapequa Park
Massapequa Park Cosmetic Dentist
There are three parts to a dental implant, and all of them are important. They work together to give you a replacement tooth that looks and feels like one of your natural teeth. So much so, after a while you may even forget which one if the implant. Here at Contemporary Dental Implant Centre, our cosmetic dentist in Massapequa Park takes the utmost of care to ensure that each part of your implant is precise, strong, and serves its role in filling that empty space where you used to have a tooth.
A dental implant crown is the part that replaces your actual tooth. It’s what you use to chew and what you’ll brush and floss between every day. But before we can get to that, there are two essential steps to take first. Old-fashioned tooth replacements, bridges and dentures, only give you a surface solution, with a prosthetic tooth that sits on your gums. However, to truly replace one of your natural teeth, the root beneath needs to be replaced, also. Our cosmetic dentist in Massapequa Park will surgically place a cylindrical titanium post into your jaw, at the point where your old tooth used to be. It takes a few months for your jaw bone to grow around the post and fuse with it. Don’t worry, though. During that time frame, you can wear a temporary denture. After the post has been judged to be secure, the second part is that a small healing collar is added to the post.
You are now ready for a dental implant crown, the tooth portion. Our cosmetic dentist in Massapequa Park takes impressions that are then sent off to the dental lab, which will make the dental implant crown to look very much like your other teeth. It blends in so well that it’s almost impossible to distinguish between it and the other “real” teeth. In some ways, your implant is better than a real tooth. It is not subject to decay, won’t get an infection, and won’t need to be extracted. You can count on your dental implant to last a long time, possibly for life.