Quality Dental Implants in Ronkonkoma, Bohemia, & Sayville
A smile without all its teeth is like a puzzle with a few missing pieces. It almost comes together, but in the end, it just…does not. If you are struggling to eat, speak and smile as a result of your tooth loss, do not wait to do something about it. Dr. Makadia provides dental implants to give Bohemia, NY residents and our neighbors in Sayville, Ronkonkoma, Oakdale, Holbrook, and Blue Point their smiles back — wonderful news for anyone dealing with tooth loss.
Dental Implant Placement
All in all, the treatment for dental implants take up to four months to complete, with several visits to Sunrise Dental Service in between. It is an investment in time, and one that our patients agree is totally worth it in the end.
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are placed directly into the space left by each missing tooth. It may help to think of them like a screw, or a tiny golf tee: the bottom part fits directly into the jawbone, and the top supports the new tooth replacement.
Before the dental implant can be placed, space must be created in the jaw bone. To prepare the site for implantation, a small hole is drilled and gradually increased until it is just the right size for the implant. Once the implant is in place, the top of the gum is sewn closed and the healing process begins — perhaps the most important phase in the dental implant treatment. This period, which may last around six months, is when osseointegration occurs — the fusing of the implant with the jawbone.
As soon as the device has fully integrated with your jaw, the process is complete...and your dental implants are ready to receive their beautiful restoration!
Dental Implant Restoration
The second phase of dental implants is the restoration, the final step before you get to see your new smile. To perform the dental implant restoration, Dr. Makadia opens the gums to expose the top of each implant. Then, he places an abutment on top, a device that anchors the new tooth replacement to the implant. Whether your replacement is a sturdy crown or removable prosthetic, like a bridge or denture, one thing is for sure — after your dental implant restoration is in place, you are the proud owner of a complete smile once again!
Implant Retained Prosthetics
Dental implants can be used to provide extra stability for several prosthetic options. Dental bridges and removable dentures are much more stable when supported by dental implants, and because the prosthetic root provides stimulation to keep your jawbone whole, oral health improves as well. That means a healthier mouth and decreased risk for more tooth loss later on. Plus, with the stability provided by dental implants, you will never have to bother with those messy denture adhesives. When deciding on your options in tooth replacement, you really cannot go wrong with dental implants.
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Interested in completing your smile with dental implants? Call us to request your consultation today!