What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that have revolutionized the way in which dentists can treat single, multiple or even total tooth loss!
Comprised of a titanium alloy that is highly biocompatible with your natural jaw bone material, dental implants are essentially “screws” that are placed by an expert restorative dentist such as Dr. Gardner at the site of tooth loss to replace the function of your missing tooth root. Over a period of months your jawbone will attach itself to the implant (a process called osseointegration) forming a solid foundation for prosthetic tooth replacements.
A full dental implant restoration performed by Dr. Gardner can generate seamless results that mimic the feel, form and function of your natural smile better than any other treatment to date.
Why should I replace my missing teeth?
The loss of a tooth, for whatever reason, can have a significant effect on a patients’ physical and psychological well-being. Tooth loss can have a range of negative impacts on your oral and overall health and appearance, and some of these include:
- Distortion of your bite as remaining teeth move to fill the void created by tooth loss
- Deterioration of your bone and gum tissues
- A slackened facial appearance due to tooth loss and the associated bone deterioration
Dental Implants enable patients to recapture the structural component of their teeth, as well as the beautiful essence of their smile.
To discover more about the dental implant restorations Dr. Gardner performs, or to arrange an appointment at his practice located in Long Island, please contact us.