What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the revolutionary, state-of-the-art tooth replacement option that can save your smile. They provide many benefits which are unmatched by traditional tooth replacement solutions like bridges, partials or dentures. Dr. Richard H. Lestz in Forest Hills, NY wants you to know more about dental implants and what they can do for your smile.
The bottom part of the implant, which looks like a screw, is placed in your jaw during a simple in-office procedure. The screw is made of titanium, a material that is biocompatible, meaning your body won’t reject it. In fact, over time your body will grow more bone to fuse with the dental implant. The implant screw becomes firmly embedded in your bone and won’t move.
Once the implant screw is firmly embedded and your tissue is fully healed, Dr. Lestz will place a natural-looking dental implant crown on top of the screw. You now have a new tooth! Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth. They can also provide a supportive framework for a denture, which is snapped in place over the implants.
There are many reasons why dental implants are preferred over traditional bridges, partials or dentures. These are just a few:
- Dental implants look completely natural
- Dental implants are cleaned by simple brushing and flossing
- Dental implants won’t ever move around
- Dental implants can last throughout your lifetime
- Dental implants won’t ever decay and they resist stains
Another important benefit of dental implants is that they also help you retain the youthful fullness and contours of your face, especially your firm jawline. Your body produces more bone to fuse with the implant and the increased bone production fills out your facial contours. You won’t have the sunken, sagging look of someone who wears dentures for a long time.
Interested in dental implants from Richard H. Lestz D.D.S., P.C.? Call our Forest Hills, NY office today at (718) 544-9100 to schedule an appointment.