Teeth Replacement in Astoria
Teeth replacement in Astoria used to mean wearing bridges or dentures, a concept that went back to before George Washington and his wooden teeth. Now, through advances in dental surgery and implant dentistry our doctor can finally really replace a missing tooth or even a full mouth of missing teeth with teeth that truly become a part of your mouth just like any natural tooth. You get a new tooth without the annoying and painful hassle of teething by using a dental implant.
Before an implant procedure can be contemplated our doctor will first examine your mouth and use digital imaging to determine if the implant is right for your case and if there is enough quality bone material available at the site to support the implant. If an implant is determined to a good method of teeth replacement in Astoria but there is a shortage of good bone in the area our doctor may use bone grafting to support the implant. In bone grafting our doctor will take bone material from another part of the body such as a hip and place it in the jaw at the needed spot and encourage bone growth. An implant is a titanium anchor that is surgically implanted under the gum into the spot of the missing tooth. Once implanted the anchor will bond with the jawbone to form a strong, stable root for the new tooth. This will take about three to six months. Our doctor will then place a healing collar or post on the anchor and then an implant crown will complete the new tooth. The replacement tooth looks, feels and functions just like the original, but will not get a cavity or need a root canal. The implant is a solid as any other tooth in the mouth because it has become one with the jawbone.
Using implants as teeth replacement in Astoria does not mean just replacing a single tooth at a time. Our practice uses implants to replace several teeth or even a jaw full of teeth by using the implanted anchors as a way to fasten bridges and dentures. Our doctor will implant several anchors around the jaw line, which will hold a denture or bridge in place more securely than using dental adhesive paste. The dentures that are held by implants can be made to be either fixed or removable. The removable dentures will use snaps to top the implanted anchors. Don’t have teeth missing in your mouth make an appointment with our office to see what implants can do for you.
97-30 64th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11102