Yonkers Dental Arts
General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Westchester, Yonkers, NY
If you lose one or more of your teeth after an injury or decay, your incomplete smile may compromise your oral health and impact your self-confidence. At Yonkers Dental Arts, serving Yonkers, New York, and the neighboring communities in Westchester County, Alicia Schraner, DDS, can create custom restorations for your dental implants and monitor them to make sure they hold up. If you’d like a permanent and sturdy solution to your missing teeth, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants and implant restorations?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that hold false teeth in your mouth permanently. They look like screws and are surgically placed into your jawbone to sturdily hold your new teeth in place. Implant restorations are one or more false teeth that attach to the dental implants to fill in the gaps in your smile.
Dental implants are the strongest option to replace missing teeth and allow you to have a smile that looks and feels natural. Since the restorations are attached to your jawbone via the implant, you’re able to chew, speak, and bite down naturally without worrying about your restorations falling out or breaking.
Why do I need dental implants?
Missing a tooth or multiple teeth affects your appearance and health. Dental implants and restorations present a permanent solution to missing teeth and are more stable and durable than bridges and dentures. If you don’t replace your missing teeth, you can:
- Lose bone in your jaw
- Lose other teeth
- Have difficulty chewing and swallowing
- Get sunken cheeks, making you look older
Dental implants allow you to bypass these potential problems without having to worry about extensive maintenance and upkeep.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Compared to removable dentures, dental implants are advantageous because they:
- Are easy to clean and maintain
- Feel natural and comfortable
- Are permanent
- Make it easier to eat and speak
Since they’re permanently implanted in your jaw, the restorations for your implants act like your normal teeth. You don’t have to remove them at night, and it’s easy for Dr. Schraner to replace the restoration without removing the implant itself.
What can I expect during the implant restoration process?
Before Dr. Schraner creates your implant restorations, a dental surgeon embeds the implants into your jawbone and allows a few months for healing. At your first implant restoration appointment, Dr. Schraner examines your mouth and takes images and impressions to get a better idea of its positioning. She uses these images or impressions to create a custom restoration that fits in alongside your natural teeth.
After she creates your restoration, you’ll come back for another appointment to make sure they fit. She might make some last-minute adjustments at this time. Once they’re screwed into the implants, your new teeth feel like natural, assimilated parts of your smile.
If you’ve lost one or more teeth and want your implant restorations to look and feel like your real teeth, call Yonkers Dental Arts or book an implant restoration consultation online today.
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