Millions of people in the United States suffer from tooth loss due to tooth decay, tooth injury or gum problems. In the past, the only options available to treat missing teeth were bridges and dentures. Fixed dental bridges worked as a viable option to replace one or two teeth. This method involved grinding down the neighboring natural teeth to connect them to the replacement tooth. Although this step in the bridge-making procedure functioned well, patients’ complaints included their teeth being prone to decay, plaque accumulation, bacterial infections and periodontal disease.
For larger toothless areas, when all the teeth from top and bottom were lost, the only option available in the past was a full set of dentures. While conventional dentures supported facial muscles and restored the smile, they came with several disadvantages including slipping and sliding, gum irritation, chewing issues, debilitated talking ability and more.
Our New Hyde Park office is easily accessible from the surrounding towns on Long Island, and we are leading providers of Dental Implants treatment in Long Island NY. If you want to learn more about Dental Implants Long Island, our dental experts at North Island Dental Arts will assess missing tooth or teeth, and answer all questions you have about the various types of implant procedures.
With extensive research over the years, a new system for tooth replacement has been developed - Dental Implants. Using the latest advances in dental implants treatment technology, our team of dentists along with experienced dental specialists, have been fixing smiles with affordable dental implants for patients all over Valley Stream, Port Washington, New Hyde Park, Mineola, Westbury, Great Neck, Franklin Square, and other close areas of Long Island NY. With dental implants, titanium posts are inserted into your bone and they act like the roots of your teeth. The titanium posts are surgically embedded in the jaw and merge with the natural bone tissue through a process called osseointegration. The posts become part of the patient’s natural anatomy, providing stability to the healthy tooth roots. Custom designed teeth are then attached to the implants using abutments. Depending on the individual needs of the patient, dentists and surgeons may suggest the following after an in-depth consultation:
Single stage dental implants are an advanced dental implant procedure that allow our dentists and dental implants NY periodontist, to place the implants in one visit. With one stage dental implant surgery, the patient doesn’t need to undergo a secondary surgical procedure. In certain scenarios, the artificial teeth can be fixed to the implant in the same sitting.
Implants are effective because they use a titanium post to mimic tooth roots, as a sturdy base for a restorative crown. The titanium implant fuses to the bone during osseointegration. It creates a strong and durable base, which means implants will not slip or move around. Dental implants are long-term solutions that blend in with natural teeth and restore function back into your bite. Patients are able to speak and eat without limitations and maintain their quality of life.
Dental implants are a viable and effective solution for most patients with missing teeth. During the initial examination, we will determine if you have enough natural bone material left to support the artificial tooth root. In some cases, implants might not be the right answer, but fortunately there are effective alternatives. No matter what your dental health situation might be, we will find the right set of treatments to correct and restore your smile. Contact our office in New Hyde Park today for more information or to schedule an appointment.