Replacing missing teeth can be simple and also give you a great-looking and reliable restoration at the same time. We at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are pleased to help you fill that empty space where you used to have a tooth. Sure, it's a cosmetic issue and you're going to be thrilled to have your full smile back again. But when you have one or more teeth missing, it also can lead to the remainder of your teeth on that jaw shifting. This can lead to discomfort and a misaligned bite. Also, your gum and bone tissue can start to atrophy. And this is where dental implants really shine. Unlike bridges or dentures, our teeth implants in Montebello isn't just a surface solution. An implant replaces both your tooth and the root. Your facial contours are retained in addition to keeping your gums and bone in its normal condition.
Our Montebello teeth replacement is a two-step process. First, a cylindrical titanium post is placed in your jaw at the spot where the tooth used to be. Your jaw bone will then grow around the post and eventually fuse with it. This takes a few months. The second step is placing a tooth-colored crown on top and cementing it into place. The outcome is a restoration that both looks and feels like a natural tooth. You'll be able to eat and speak with complete confidence. You can brush your implant and floss between it and your other teeth. In some ways, it's even better than a natural tooth since you will never have to concern yourself with cavities, fillings, root canals, or extractions on your implant.
Bridges and dentures do a fine job, but they have their drawbacks. With a bridge, the teeth on either side need to be drilled down so that the bridge can be secured properly. Dentures need adhesive to hold them in place. That can be messy and not entirely reliable. Well, with our teeth implants in Montebello, your surrounding teeth remain unaffected and you'll never have to use dental adhesives. Why not call us today and schedule a consultation to find out if dental implants are the right solution for you?
By Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery
July 28, 2015