Replace Missing Teeth in Sheepshead Bay
Sheepshead Bay Missing Teeth
There’s a revolution going on concerning the way that dental care professionals replace missing teeth in Sheepshead Bay. It used to be that bridges and dentures were the only way to regain your teeth and a full smile. Dental implants have changed the tooth replacement paradigm forever. Our doctors at Contemporary Dental Implant Centre are able to use dental implants to replace missing teeth with substitutes that are supported directly by the jawbone.
The procedure to replace missing teeth in Sheepshead Bay starts with a free consultation in our state-of-the-art office to see if a dental implant is the right option for you. This consultation will include a physical examination of the patient’s mouth as well as radiograph imaging to pinpoint the location for the implant and to check if there is sufficient bone available at the site to support an implant. If more bone is needed our doctor may use a bone graft to supplement the available bone and to stimulate new bone growth. The implant procedure starts with our doctor opening up the gum and implanting a titanium anchor into the bone. Over time (about 6 months) the anchor will bond with the bone forming a strong and stable root for the replacement tooth. Once the anchor has bonded our doctor will reopen the gum and place a small healing collar on the area then a post or another attachment is placed on top of the anchor. The patient’s dentist will then place a crown on the post, which forms the final part of the tooth. The replacement tooth will look; feel and function like an original tooth.
To make the options to replace missing teeth in Sheepshead Bay even more revolutionary our practice can help certain patients with mini implants, which are much narrower than regular implants. Mini implants are simpler to put in and require much less surgery, so the implant and healing process are much shorter. Our practice can also offer some patients the ability to have teeth in a day for the ultimate in convenience. If you have missing teeth call our office for a free evaluation.