A dental implant is essentially a metal rod that looks like a small, tapered screw. Your dentist will insert a dental implant into your jawbone to create a new tooth root and provide support for your artificial tooth (a.k.a. a dental crown).
Once your dental implant is put in place, you can expect full restoration of your overall tooth function, so you can get back to your life.
In general, a dental implant is a great solution to restore a missing tooth if:
Think you don’t have enough bone tissue for a dental implant? Think again! The experts at Dental House can fix that problem with a bone graft.
Almost anybody with missing teeth is a good candidate for a dental implant, allowing you to feel confident about your teeth once again.
In most cases, dental implants are more secure and durable than other tooth replacement options, like dentures and dental bridges.
A dental implant will never come loose, like dentures often do, nor does it have to be anchored to your other teeth like a bridge.
Because dental implants are screwed into your jawbone, they are permanent solutions for missing teeth.
Dental implants often require a series of appointments before you can be given the green light to eat certain foods and return to your daily life.
First, you’ll need to schedule a consultation to find out if a dental implant is the right option for you.
If you and your dentist choose to proceed with the dental implant, you will be given local anesthesia and nitrous gas (laughing gas) prior to the procedure.
Once your implant is put in place and secured into your gums, it will take about four to six months for the implant to integrate into your bone tissue. In the end, your missing tooth will be no more, and you’ll finally be able to eat all your favorite foods again.
Call or book online today to learn more about how Dental House in Greenwich Village can get you fitted for a dental implant.