Find out exactly how implants can replace your missing teeth for life.
You’ve probably noticed that a lot of your sports players have missing teeth (this is what happens if you don’t wear a mouthguard). Of course, you don’t have to be an athlete to deal with tooth loss. Gum disease and dental infections can also leave you dealing with the very same problem. However, our Upper East Side, NY, dentists can treat your tooth loss with the next best thing: dental implants.
How does a dental implant work?
An implant is a small metal post or screw that is designed to replace the roots of a tooth. In order to replace the roots, our Upper East Side, NY, dentists will need to place the implant into the jawbone exactly where the missing tooth used to be. In order to place an implant, we will need to perform a simple, minor procedure in our office.
Once the implant is placed into the jawbone it will naturally integrate with the bone and tissue over the course of several months (this is something that we will continue to monitor every time you come into our office). Once the implant and jawbone are complete, the implant is now considered a lifelong tooth replacement that will remain within the jawbone as long as you properly care for your smile and maintain good oral hygiene.
How many teeth can dental implants replace?
Most people assume that an implant is only right for them if they are missing just one tooth, but what about multiple teeth? You’ll be relieved to hear that an implant can replace everything from a single tooth to an entire jaw of teeth. Even if you are a current denture wearer it’s never too late to consider getting implants. After all, implants can firmly hold your full set of dentures in place, making it significantly easier to speak, bite and chew.
If you are looking to get dental implants from our Upper East Side, NY, dental team the next step is to call (646) 864-1808 to schedule a consultation. Turn to the smile experts at Upper East Smiles when you need cosmetic and restorative care.