Westchester Dental Implants
Are missing teeth making you feel self conscious and ruining your smile?
Improve your lifestyle and your smile with Dental Implants
A dental implant is an innovative solution for patients with missing teeth. The Westchester dental implants dentist uses implants to act as replacement teeth that mimic the structure and function of your natural teeth. The implant actually integrates with your jaw and provides a stable foundation for the dental restoration that will be placed over it.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is made up of a very small titanium screw surgically implanted in the jaw bone. Titanium is a biocompatible material, which simply means that it integrates naturally with surrounding bone in your jaw. Over time this little screw actually becomes a part of your jaw in exactly the same way as your natural tooth root.
What makes Westchester dental implants different from other tooth replacement options?
Unlike a partial denture or bridge, a dental implant does not just cover the space created by the missing tooth. It is actually a replacement tooth that functions just as your natural tooth would but will not decay. Once the implant process is complete, you will be able to eat your favorite foods with confidence.
Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. They can be placed just about anywhere there is a missing tooth. Because of their strength, dental implants can also be used to anchor bridges and stabilize dentures.
Replacing missing teeth is important
Missing teeth are not only unattractive, but they can cause difficulty speaking and eating properly. More importantly, the space created by a missing tooth can create other serious dental health problems.
Our teeth are constantly moving and shifting. When a missing tooth is not replaced, surrounding teeth may start to drift into the empty space. This causes your teeth to become misaligned and unstable. A dental implant acts as a placeholder for the missing tooth and helps maintain the healthy structure of your jaw and surrounding teeth.