Dental implants have long been recognized as the state-of-the-art technology for replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth. The implant abutment itself serves as the replacement of the root while the crown (artificial tooth) replaces the natural teeth that have been lost. The implant not only helps to stabilize the jawbone, it protects it and prevents further loss of bone mass which naturally occurs after losing teeth. When the procedure is performed correctly, you benefit from having a long-term solution for missing teeth.
There are specific factors that will assure the success of any dental implant procedure relative to the team of professionals that are performing the procedure. At Dental Implants of Long Island, our experienced dental team consists of:
- A dental technician – designs the crowns for the implants
- A dentist, oral surgeon, or periodontist – professionals who are skilled and trained at performing the surgical procedure involved with dental implants
- A restorative dentist – responsible for placement of the crown (artificial tooth)
This entire team plays critical roles in each stage of the dental implant procedure and process. Prior to the procedure, these individuals will determine the proper positioning of the implant abutment relative to the adjoining teeth and ensure that there is sufficient bone mass to accommodate the implant. In so doing, the natural aesthetics and proper function of the tooth (teeth) will be achieved.
Failure to replace a missing tooth or teeth can easily compromise oral function and health. Additionally, you dental implants will support your facial structure so that you do not appear older than what you actually are. For example, the lower facial height as well as the height of your mouth can start collapsing when you have lost any of your back teeth (1st, 2nd, and 3rd molars). In addition to negatively impacting the biting and chewing function, cracking and creasing of the facial skin and lips can result and give you a prematurely aged appearance.
If you have noticed that your missing teeth have hindered your ability to chew properly, you might be a candidate for dental implants. Don’t let this issue continue to hinder your appearance and self-esteem. We encourage you to contact Dental Implants of Long Island today so we can schedule an exam and evaluation appointment and determine the proper course of action for your specific circumstances. One of our helpful staff members will be happy to answer your questions and assist you in any way possible.
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