The traumatic experience of losing teeth as an adult will alter your life, and not in a good way. Then you are forced to deal with the aftermath. You won’t look or feel like your old self. Your health and your self-assurance will slowly be eroded. The situation can leave you feeling hopeless and depressed. You may be wondering: what, if anything, can be done to reclaim the high-quality life you used to live? With implants, top-notch Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Petrosino will be able to give you a permanent fix for your smile woes. That’s why, for today’s blog post, we have assembled a few of the questions that we often field from prospective dental implant patients. Keep reading to learn more about it, and then be sure to get in touch to schedule your consultation appointment so that we can get you back on the good road!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small rods made of titanium that resemble a screw. They are surgically inserted into your jaw and attached to replacement teeth to create a resilient new smile. Once implants are inserted, they immediately begin to merge with the bone in your jaw and act as the roots of your teeth, which ensure that you don’t fall victim to bone and gum tissue loss.
Does The Procedure Hurt?
No! Even if you are especially sensitive, we will do everything possible to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you.
Are Dental Implants Comfortable?
Yes! Our implants are crafted to feel like your natural teeth. The artificial tooth, or crown, is custom-made to fit your mouth. It will be the right size, shape, and color to blend in with the rest of your teeth.
What Are The Options?
Single Tooth Replacement: This is the standard placement of one dental implant with one ceramic restoration secured on top of the implant.
All-on-4: Four implants will be placed along the bottom or top jaw to replace the entire arch of teeth. Once they are placed, a set of replacement teeth will be attached to the implants to complete your smile restoration.
All-on-6: This method is conceptually identical to the All-on-4 but uses six dental implants instead of four.
Implant-Supported Dentures: For this implant application, a bar will be attached to dental implants. A denture will be manufactured to replace your teeth, and the bar will attach along the backside of the denture to hold it in place.
Will Dental Implants Last Forever?
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime but they will require some maintenance, just like your real teeth. Brushing twice a day for two or more minutes, flossing and rinsing regularly, and visiting the dentist every three to six months will keep you smiling for years to come.
Are Implants The Right Solution For Me?
They just might be! The best candidates for dental implant surgery are patients who are in good health overall. Your jaw bone must also be thick and tall enough to support the implant.
When you are here for your consultation, we will evaluate your mouth and jaw and determine the best way to restore the missing teeth.
Can I Start Today?
Yes! If you would like to learn more about dental implants and get started with your transformational journey, you can schedule a consultation today!