Dental implants from the professionals
Dental Implants Q&A
A missing tooth leaves a gap in your gums that can cause severe oral health consequences, including:
- Jawbone degrading due to lack of stress from biting
- Teeth next to the gap leaning toward it and possibly falling into it
- Opposite teeth growing in the direction of the gap
- Mouth sagging
- Pain in the jaw
- Pain chewing and impaired chewing
- Improperly chewed food
- Trouble speaking
A dental implant extends into your jawbone, like a natural tooth root. That means when you bite and chew with your implant, it puts healthy stress on your jawbone, stimulating it to produce new bone cells. Other forms of tooth replacement, such as dentures and dental bridges, don’t do that.
A dental implant consists of two parts. The first is a titanium post that is inserted deeply into your jawbone, like a tooth’s root. The second is a ceramic or composite crown on top of the post, which is tinted to look like your natural teeth
The implant experts at Midtown Dental Care are proud to only use premium implants from Straumann — the most advanced dental implant company in the world.
Dental implants are inserted in an in-office procedure that takes about one hour per tooth. First, your Midtown Dental Care dentist evaluates your jaw to be sure there’s enough bone to accept the post. If not, you may receive a bone graft that can take months to fuse and grow.
Once your bone is ready, your Midtown Dental Care professional inserts the implant post into your jawbone. You get a temporary crown to wear during the six to 12 weeks it takes for your jawbone to fuse to the post.
Your dentist places your custom-designed crown on the post after the post has fused to the jawbone. Your jaw and gums heal over the next few months.
After healing, you can treat your dental implant like a real tooth. That means you can eat normally and clean the implant during your regular brushing and flossing sessions.
The main advantage of a dental implant is that it’s almost like having a natural tooth again; no other tooth-replacement technique can give you that. They also:
- Protect against infection
- Keep your teeth in alignment
- Are permanent
You don’t need to suffer the embarrassment and pain of tooth loss anymore. Call Midtown Dental Care or book an online appointment for your dental implant procedure today.