Dental Implants Specialist

NowDental of Suffolk

Oral Surgery & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Smithtown, NY

The empty spaces left by missing teeth affect your appearance and cause harm to your oral health. If you’re missing teeth, NowDental of Suffolk can restore the look and function of your smile with high-quality dental implants. To learn more, schedule a consultation at their state-of-the-art clinic in Smithtown, New York, today by calling the office.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are an incredibly modern and state-of-the-art solution for replacing missing teeth. They’re artificial tooth roots that the team at NowDental of Suffolk embeds in your jaw.

Implants are made from biocompatible materials, like titanium or ceramic, which your body doesn’t recognize as a foreign substance. Because of their biocompatibility, your jawbone and your implants fuse together as you heal from the surgery, creating a firm foundation for your dentist to attach a restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures.

The providers at NowDental of Suffolk have advanced training in oral surgery and prosthetics, and are diplomates of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, making them particularly skilled at placing your dental implants and giving you a beautifully restored smile.

Why should I get dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the best technologies available for replacing missing teeth. Missing teeth can damage the appearance of your smile, the functioning of your mouth, and your oral health. 

The empty spaces left by missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious when you smile. They also make it more difficult for you to properly chew your food and speak.

Your mouth was designed to function with all of its components working together in harmony, and when you’re missing teeth, it can have a negative impact on your oral health. A missing tooth can cause the rest of your smile to fall out of alignment as your remaining teeth begin to drift towards the empty space.

Your teeth are also designed to stimulate your jawbone so that the bone tissue stays fresh and strong, but when you’re missing a tooth, the bone in your jaw can begin to deteriorate. This condition, called resorption, weakens your jaw and changes your facial appearance as the muscles around the missing tooth start to atrophy and sink in.

If you wear dentures, dental implants can also greatly improve your experience. Implant-supported dentures make your dentures feel more secure, making it even easier for you to speak and chew.

What happens when I get dental implants?

The team at NowDental of Suffolk places your dental implants over the course of a few office visits.

First, your provider makes an incision in your gums, drills a small hole in your jawbone, and places the implant. Your implant fuses with your bone tissue over the next few months, after which you come back to have your abutments placed. Your abutment is a tiny post that connects to your implant and sticks up out of your gum tissue. It’s what ultimately connects your restoration and your implant.

Once your abutments are firmly in place, your dentist takes an impression of your smile and makes your crown, bridge, or dentures. They fit your restoration to your abutment, at which point you’ll have a stunning new smile that feels like you were never missing teeth in the first place.

Get your dental implants today by calling NowDental of Suffolk or booking an appointment online.