- posted: Oct. 25, 2021
Dr. Eric Chimon and his team at LI Dental Solutions offer dental implants in Farmingdale, NY, to help give you back a smile you will be proud of.
Your smile changes the world around you. It not only lifts your mood but it makes you more attractive to those around you. When you are missing teeth or have damaged teeth, you may avoid smiling. Given how important smiling is, that isn't good.
With dental implants in Farmingdale, NY, you can smile with confidence because your teeth look great and no one will be able to tell that they are not your own natural teeth.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants replace one tooth or even all your teeth. What you need to have is a healthy mouth. You can't have infections that make the healing process for dental implants difficult. Having enough jaw bone to sustain the implant is imperative. A bone graft can build up your jaw but the dentist needs enough to work with. You also need to quit smoking before going ahead with the procedure.
How the implant is installed
Your dentist will x-ray your jaw to make sure you have sufficient bone density for the procedure. Any teeth that you are replacing will be removed. You will be given sedation, making your procedure comfortable. Depending on what needs to be done on the initial visit, you may get your implant or a bone graft. The implant is a titanium screw that is placed into your jaw to hold the dental crown securely in your mouth. It takes the place of the root of your tooth. It adds a permanent anchor to rebuild your smile on. Healing is required before you are ready to get your crown. The crown is what looks like your real tooth and will show above the gum line.
For dental implants in Farmingdale, NY, Dr. Chimon of LI Dental Solutions can help. Why wait? Call the office today at (516) 694-2106.