If you have missing spaces in your smile due to cavities, injury or any other reason, there is hope. If your existing teeth are stained, decayed, or broken, there is hope. If your teeth have always been misshapen, or crooked, there is hope. Cosmetic dentistry can fix all of those problems.
Regardless of the problem, it is usually preferable to retain your natural teeth. If this is not feasible, and you have already lost teeth, we offer numerous ways for you to maintain (or regain) your ability to eat, drink, speak, laugh, and smile with confidence.
If you still have your teeth, but are dissatisfied with them, these might be the best solution. Stunning porcelain veneers offer a relatively economical approach to cosmetic adjustments – uneven color, size, or shape. These are very thin shells bonded to the front of the teeth. They upgrade unsightly, but structurally sound teeth.
A dental implant is a tooth replacement that consists of an artificial tooth PLUS an artificial root (usually biocompatible titanium). With local anesthesia, the artificial root is actually inserted into the jaw bone where it integrates with the bone tissue. There are three parts to a dental implant: the artificial root, the connecting abutment, and the final crown or denture.
A dental implant is often the most appropriate restoration as it offers beauty, strength, natural function, and protection from bone recession that often transpires at the site of a missing tooth.
Most people have heard of dentures: a plate holding artificial teeth that can be removed for cleaning. These are tailor-made and can contain varying numbers of teeth. Sometimes the entire set of upper and lower teeth have to be pulled and a denture created. Modern dentistry offers a myriad of custom dental implant-denture combinations to restore missing teeth.
There is no need to miss out on a gorgeous smile. Schedule your initial consultation to visit us at Island Dental Associates in Franklin Square or Shine Dental Associates in Syosset.
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