Permanent Teeth in Scarsdale
If you’ve heard about dental implants but you’re not sure what getting one entails, let us briefly explain how it works. At Contemporary Dental Implant Centre, we place over 2,000 permanent teeth in Scarsdale every year. That’s a lot of complete smiles and happy patients. The entire process of getting an implant will take about 6 to 8 months, but most people find that their day-to-day lives are not hindered at all. And in the end, you will have a replacement tooth that looks, feels, and functions just like a real one does. None of your other teeth will be affected, you won’t have to use messy and unreliable adhesives, you can eat whatever you would like, and you will never have to worry about your new tooth getting a cavity or a toothache.
The first step is to schedule an appointment at our office to be evaluated. While most people will qualify to get our permanent teeth in Scarsdale, some simple tests will determine that for sure. Once you are given the all-clear to move ahead, the second stage of getting our permanent teeth in Scarsdale is that a titanium post will be surgically placed in your jaw. This is the part that will hold the new tooth and act as a replacement for your missing root. It prevents vital gum and bone tissue from atrophying, and also preserves your normal facial contours. There is then a waiting period of several months while your jaw bone grows around the post and fuses with it to create a strong and lasting bond. A temporary denture can be created for you to wear in the meantime, as you wait to have your implant completed.
Once the post is deemed to be sturdy, a small healing collar will be attached. Impressions are taken so that your new tooth can be made at the dental lab. It will be an excellent color match for your other teeth. When the new tooth is ready, you will return and have it fitted and adjusted for comfort. It will then be cemented to the top of your post. With proper care, there is no reason that our permanent teeth in Scarsdale cannot last for a very long time, possibly even for life.