Many people lose a tooth due to an injury or tooth decay. However, with dental implants, any resulting gaps in your smile are eliminated—and no one will know you had missing teeth in the first place. At Optimum Dental Care, the premier dentist’s office in the Bronx, NY, our highly trained oral surgeons have more than 15 years of experience bringing people’s smiles back to life with dental implants. The next best thing to your natural teeth, dental implants are the first choice of the dentists at Optimum Dental Care for restoring missing or damaged teeth.
To help you understand how dental implants can restore your smile, Optimum Dental Care has created the following guide:
Smile Wide With Dental Implants
What Is An Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post that anchored to your jawbone and functions as your new tooth root. The post eventually fuses to your jawbone and becomes a strong and sturdy foundation for a crown, a replacement tooth that is custom-made to match your natural teeth. Dental implants are made to look, feel, fit, and function like your natural teeth.
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are built to last. In fact, with proper care, they can last a lifetime. Plus, unlike dentures or tooth-supported replacement teeth, dental implants don’t loosen or fall out when you eat or talk. Additionally, dental implants help protect your entire mouth. If you have an empty space in your mouth from a missing tooth, your jawbone will start to deteriorate. Dental implants help prevent bone loss and preserve the strength and firmness of your jawbone. Dental implants also help prevent the shifting of teeth adjacent to the missing tooth.
What Can I Expect During The Dental Implant Procedure?
After the surgery, you might have swelling or tenderness for a few days, and your dentist might suggest that you stick to eating only soft foods for a while. However, after the short recovery period, your dental implant is just like any other tooth in your mouth. You don’t have to remove it for cleaning, but it is just as important to brush and floss implants as it is with your natural teeth.
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, the dentists at Optimum Dental Care can give you a natural-looking smile with dental implants. For more information about dental implants or any of the other services offered at Optimum Dental Care, visit the website or call the office at (718) 671-2826.