Tooth loss can not only compromise the beauty and function of a smile, it can also lead to oral health concerns over time. Fortunately, dental implants have revolutionized the field of restorative dentistry by allowing patients to enjoy crowns, bridges, and dentures with an unparalleled level of strength.
At many other practices, patients are referred to outside surgeons for the placement of dental implants. In order to ensure that you receive the highest level of care, Dr. Brian Hirschfield will perform virtually all stages of your dental implants treatment at Lakeview Dental in Lakeville, NY. To discover if dental implants are right for you, schedule a consultation today.
Video: Dental Implants Offer Long-lasting, Superior Results
Decades of research has proven that dental implants are the superior form of restoration for tooth loss. At our office in Lakeville, NY, we provide implants for patients missing one, or several of their teeth. In addition to providing a cosmetic solution, the implants will also help prevent bone atrophy and the weakening of the jaw that could cause the face to sag and appear aged.
Candidates for Dental Implants
Dental implants are small metal posts that are surgically placed into the jaw. During the months following surgery, the posts become fused directly with the surrounding bone. This allows dental implants to function like artificial tooth roots and provide an unmatched level of support for dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. If you are looking for the best and most secure permanent restorations to place on your dental implants, Dr. Hirschfield can provide you with the Prettau® Bridge.
In order to qualify for dental implants, you should be in good oral and overall health. Additionally, you must have enough bone density in your jaw to support the implants. We can evaluate your candidacy for dental implants with the help of cone beam scans, which will allow us to create a detailed 3-D image of your jaw. If we find that you lack the necessary jaw strength, we may be able to help you qualify by performing a bone grafting procedure.
Implant Placement and Restoration
From start to finish, Dental Implant treatment is a multi-step process. After determining that you are a good candidate, we will use cone beam scans of your jaw to identify ideal placement locations for your implants. You will then undergo implants placement. During the placement procedure, we will create small incisions in your gum line and place the implants directly into your jaw. The number of dental implants being placed will depend on the type of restoration you will be supporting.
The implants will be left to heal for four to six months. During this time, they will fuse with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. We can provide a temporary restoration for you to wear during this time. Following your complete recovery, Dr. Hirschfield will attach abutment pieces to the tops of the implants. These pieces will then connect to your permanent restoration. Once your crown, bridge, or denture is secured firmly in place, you can eat, speak, and smile confidence.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are widely regarded as the best way to help replace missing teeth because of the unique benefits they offer. By supporting your restoration with dental implants, you can ensure that it will never move out of position. Furthermore, you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods. Dental implants are also extremely durable, since they can last for the rest of your life with proper care. Finally, dental implants return stimulation to the jaw, which helps to halt jawbone recession and prevent changing facial structure. No other restorative treatment can provide this benefit. We can review the full benefits of dental implants, as well as the facts that affect the cost of treatment, during a personal consultation.
Schedule an Implants Consultation
To learn more about dental implants, contact Lakeview Dental today.