Consider dental implants if you’ve lost some or all of your permanent teeth to trauma, extractions, or poor oral hygiene. At Nassau Dental Spa in Franklin Square, New York, cosmetic and general dentist Nina Babayev, DDS, and the team regularly use dental implants to transform smiles and encourage optimal oral health. Call Nassau Dental Spa to request a dental implant consultation, or make your appointment online today.
Dental implants are titanium screws that replace your natural tooth roots. Your Nassau Dental Spa provider inserts them into your empty tooth sockets during an outpatient procedure. After placement, the implants integrate with your bone or gums, providing a base for crowns, bridges, or implant-anchored-dentures.
Dental implants offer various benefits, including:
Dental implants help prevent the risk of other oral health problems. Replacing missing teeth with implants reduces your risk of gum disease and bone loss.
The Nassau Dental Spa team offers several types of dental implants, including:
Your dentist inserts endosteal implants into your jaw. After placement, they fuse with your bone, providing a secure connection for dental restorations.
Your dentist may recommend subperiosteal implants if you have severe gum disease or significant bone loss. These implants go into precise areas of your gum tissue. They provide support for crowns or bridges.
Your dentist may recommend All-on-4 dental implants if you’re missing all of the teeth in your upper or lower arch. All-on-4 implants support an entire row of dentures with just four posts. All-on-4 surgery is quicker than traditional implant surgery — you can get new teeth the same day.
Getting traditional dental implants takes several procedures over the course of 6-12 months.
Your Nassau Dental Spa provider completes an oral exam and takes digital X-rays to see if you qualify for dental implant placement. If you have healthy gums and can support the implants, your provider moves forward with treatment.
They administer a local anesthetic and place the implants into your empty tooth sockets. The number of implants you receive depends on how many teeth you’re missing and the type of restoration you want.
After the implant placement procedure, your mouth heals for several months while the posts integrate with your jaw or gums. When that process is complete, you return to Nassau Dental Spa.
Your dentist takes molds of your mouth and sends them to a lab that creates your crowns, bridges, or implant dentures. When your restorations are ready, you return to Nassau Dental Spa for placement.
Implant restorations take a little bit of getting used to, but you should adjust to biting and chewing with them within a week.
Call Nassau Dental Spa to see if you can benefit from dental implants, or make an appointment online today.