Dental implants are the latest in the world of restorative dentistry. At Broadway Mall Dental Center in Hicksville, NY, we’re proud to provide this kind of service to our patients. We have plenty of experience with implants and have been doing them ever since they became approved.
If you’re looking for excellent and high-quality dental implants in Hicksville, NY, we have you covered. We make sure our patients are satisfied with their implants so they can go about their lives without having to worry about their dental health. Patient comfort and satisfaction is always our priority.
An implant is a way to replace a missing tooth. A person with several missing teeth can get just as many implants. The foundation of the implant is a titanium screw. We place these screws into the jawbone and wait for them to fixate firmly. This can take several months. During this period, we’ll attach a temporary artificial tooth so patients can eat and live freely.
After we’re satisfied with how firm the screw is attached, we’ll remove the temporary tooth and attach a permanent one. The whole setup is fixed and can’t be removed at home or anywhere other than the dentist’s office.
In patients with weak jawbones, we might need to perform a bone graft. This is the usage of synthetic or cadaver bone to strengthen the jawbone to allow the attachment of a titanium screw. Having to use a graft will lengthen the entire process.
There’s no expiration date on implants. They should last for the person’s lifetime. Sometimes the covering tooth gets cracked or damaged. When that happens, we can easily replace it without any impact on the screw. The titanium screw is the most important part.
Artificial teeth aren’t indestructible, and patients need to continue taking care of their dental health. It’s also important to know that artificial teeth can stain. Unlike natural teeth, whitening products don’t work on artificial teeth. If an artificial tooth becomes deeply stained, we can replace it if you’re unhappy with how it looks.