Want to learn more about dental crown implants from your Garden City, NY, dentists?
Drs. Eugene Porcelli, Tandeep Malhotra, and Vicky Dachs of Garden City Family Dental provide several services to their patients, including dental implant crowns to replace missing teeth.
What are dental implant crowns?
When someone loses a tooth or has a tooth/teeth beyond repair because of decay, your dentist may suggest dental implants. A dental implant consists of a titanium post that replaces a tooth root. The post is biocompatible, meaning you don't need to worry about tissue rejection.
Your Garden City dentist inserts the post in your jawbone, beneath the gum line. This is advantageous compared to other dental prosthetics because there is no worry of implants becoming loose and falling out while you're eating or speaking.
When your dentist implants the titanium post, he/she will suture the area and allow it to heal for about 3-6 months. This way the post fuses to the surrounding bone and reinforces the jawbone. During this time you'll have a temporary crown but when you come back to finished the procedure, your doctor will have prepared a crown matching the rest of your teeth made.
He/she will anchor the crown to the post using a screw or a connector and, viola! You're all done!
People Considering Dental Implants Crowns
Dental implants are a great solution but you need to already have healthy gums and a high enough bone density for the procedure. If the bone is too soft, you may need a bone graft and if you have a poor immune system, you may not be able to get this procedure. You do, however, need to confirm this with your dentist.
People who aren't smokers or drinkers and who have good oral hygiene habits are usually good candidates. Implants are a good choice to prevent premature facial aging, which basically means preventing parts of the face from sagging because of a lack of bone density.
Are you interested in Dental Implant Crowns?
Are you interested in dental implant crowns? Call Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, at (516) 739-1851 for more information! Drs. Eugene Porcelli, Tandeep Malhotra, and Vicky Dachs can help answer your questions.