Living with missing teeth can affect your everyday life in plenty of ways. In terms of your appearance, you may feel self-conscious about the gaps left behind in your smile, in the way your facial profile looks, or even how your speech may have been affected by the loss. You may have increased difficulty eating, chewing or biting and you may be experiencing strain due to an uneven bite. Our Moriches oral surgeon here at Contemporary Dental Associates can provide you with dental implants that can address all of these issues and more.
There are several ways to restore a smile after losing teeth. Dental bridges and dentures are some other ways in which missing teeth can be replaced, but they do not provide the same strength and support that dental implants can give you. Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants are firmly planted in your mouth. Dental implants look, feel and perform more like natural teeth more than any other method of teeth replacement or restoration. Here at Contemporary Dental Associates, our Moriches oral surgeons Dr. Donne and Dr. DeLio can provide you with dental implants that will restore your smile and your bite completely. Before anything is done, however, you will need a thorough oral exam. During this exam, Dr. Donne or Dr. DeLio will make sure that your teeth and gums are otherwise healthy, free of tooth decay or gum disease. They will also pay attention to the current geography of your mouth. This will help inform the surgical procedure. If you have enough bone mass to support the surgery, then you will be able to begin. First, titanium posts are inserted into the jawbone through the gums. These posts will act as artificial tooth roots and will provide your artificial teeth with the support they need. Once these posts heal, your artificial teeth can be attached. These artificial teeth will be designed to look completely natural and match any other teeth that you have.
If you have missing teeth and are interested in the sturdy, reliable strength that dental implants can offer you, simply call us here at Contemporary Dental Associates. You can schedule an appointment with one of our Moriches oral surgeons to discuss your options and to find out whether you are eligible for this surgery today.