There are a lot of different solutions for people who are missing teeth in particular areas. The reality is prosthetic dentistry is a service used by people for an assortment of reasons. There are several different prosthetic options from dentures to bridges, but one of the more interesting and modern solutions are dental implants. At DiMaggio Dental in Astoria, NY, our staff understands the desires of people who need prosthetic dentistry and help them get the treatment and appliances they need. With dental implants, our office is able to help you get teeth that look, act, and feel just like your natural teeth in just a couple short visits.
Dental implants are like new teeth that are put into the gum tissue. That’s the simple explanation. The more complex explanation is that when there is a missing tooth, the dental implant is placed into the empty space. The way dental implants work is that a fake tooth is put in the place of where a real tooth once was. Implants are made of porcelain and have the same type of strength as regular teeth. Once your implant is in place, you will be able to use it the same way you would a regular tooth for chewing and other functions. Also, your smile won’t have any gaps.
Getting dental implants is a simple process. The way we start is doing an initial evaluation. Once it is determined that dental implants are right for you, the next step is to prepare the area. This will be done in several ways, but the key is to make the area strong enough to hold the fixture keeping the implant in place. Once that’s prepped, the next step is to put the implant in place and make sure the fit is right. Once that is completed, you will likely need a day or two to heal, but after that, you can use your implanted tooth like a regular tooth.
Don’t spend another day with a gap in your smile, give DiMaggio Dental a call to learn more about dental implants.