If you’ve lost teeth due to damage or decay, you’ll need functional restorations to bring back your smile’s natural beauty. At Brooklawn Dental Associates, we offer numerous options, but we always suggest dental implants as the best choice if you qualify.
Dental implants are typically made of titanium and are inserted into the jawbone as a replacement for the tooth’s root. The process is actually fairly simple and begins with a consultation to go over your treatment plan.
If you need a damaged tooth removed, we will start with an extraction. Some patients could also need a bone graft to create a stronger foundation for the implant to rest. After those preliminary steps, you’ll come back for implant placement.
We will create an incision in the gum and drill into the jawbone. Once the implant is in the correct position, we will leave it to heal for a few weeks. When that time is up, we will connect your realistic and fully functional dental crown using a connector called an abutment.
While bridges and dentures are completely fine, there is nothing that compares to the functionality and durability of dental implants. If you are in good health and okay with a surgical procedure, we highly recommend this treatment.
Those with a jawbone that isn’t dense enough might also require a bone graft before placement.
Our team can’t wait to help you restore your smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.