If you have missing permanent teeth, you can once again have the beautiful teeth and smile you deserve. At Comprehensive Dental Group in Larchmont, New York, highly trained dentists offer dental implants to replace missing permanent teeth and give you the smile of your dreams. Call the office to learn more, or schedule an appointment online today.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that your dentist places in your jawbone to anchor artificial teeth, such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. These teeth replace permanent teeth that are missing because of tooth decay, tooth infections, gum disease, tooth damage, or the need for extraction.
Some of the many benefits you can expect when choosing dental implants at Comprehensive Dental Group include:
Dental implants are strong and long-lasting. They can last a lifetime in many cases, and dramatically improve the look and function of your smile.
Your Comprehensive Dental Group provider lets you know if you’re a candidate for dental implants after discussing your oral health history with you, examining your gums and teeth, and taking dental X-rays if needed.
If you don’t have enough jawbone to support dental implants, you may first need a bone grafting procedure to enhance and grow the bone.
During the first step of getting dental implants, your dentist numbs the treatment area while you relax in a comfortable dental chair. They offer a sedative to help you relax. Your dentist then makes tiny incisions to insert the implants into your jawbone and secure them in place.
After a period of healing, your jawbone grows around the implants. Your specialist attaches connector posts to the implants and scans your mouth to make a design for custom-fitted crowns, bridges, or dentures. When your new teeth are ready, they’re secured to the dental implants and checked for a sure and comfortable fit.
While your gums and jaw are tender after implant placement in your jawbone, the process of attaching your new teeth to the implants is painless. Take good care of your dental implants by flossing daily, brushing your teeth after meals, and not chewing on hard candy, ice, or other hard objects.
See the Comprehensive Dental Group specialists every six months for routine dental exams and cleanings, and call the office right away if your implants get damaged.
To learn more about dental implants and find out if they’re right for you, call the Comprehensive Dental Group office, or schedule an appointment online today.