Dental implants offer men and women in Tarrytown the strongest and most reliable solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants look more like your natural teeth and provide all the benefits of natural teeth. They allow you to eat all your favorite foods, require no special care, and can last a lifetime.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Whether used as a foundation for a dental crown or to support full or partial dentures, dental implants provide superior hold for full functional and aesthetic restoration.
Unlike dentures that sit on top of the gums or dental bridges that rely on adjacent teeth for support, dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone. This allows dental implants to provide benefits including:
- No risk of slipping or falling out
- No damage or reliance on adjacent teeth
- Maximum restoration of biting and chewing abilities
- Natural looking, superior aesthetics
However, the largest benefit of dental implants is that they replace your tooth’s root. This makes dental implants the only tooth replacement option that not only restores function and beauty, but prevents bone loss in the jaw, allowing implants to preserve your natural facial structure.
All-on-4® Implant Dentures: Teeth in a Day!
If you are facing the loss of all your teeth and wish you could get them all replaced at once, we offer All-on-4® implant dentures, which can replace all your teeth at once. The results look great and last a long time. Not only that, but the procedure is faster and often cheaper than other options for getting implant dentures.
Dental Implant Candidates
Dental implants are the most advanced form of tooth replacement, but are not right for everyone. To be a good candidate for dental implants, Tarrytown implant dentist Dr. Wanda Mejia or Dr. George Sepiashvili will need to make sure you:
- Are free of gum disease and other oral health issues
- Are in generally good overall health
- Have sufficient jawbone density to support an implant
- Are a nonsmoker
However, we can overcome each of these conditions. Gum disease can be treated, and bone grafts can add density to support an implant. Also, if you are a smoker you can quit smoking to give yourself the best chance of implant survival or accept the risk your implants are more likely to fail.
You should also be prepared for a surgical procedure and the necessary recovery time. In order for dental implants to work they must first be accepted as a natural part of your jaw, a process that can take upwards of six months. During the healing period you will be fitted with a temporary crown, but full restoration will not be complete until your implant has healed. This will be discussed with you in more detail during your initial consultation with your implant dentist.