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Mastic oral surgeon

Mastic oral surgeon

When there is a hole sitting there where you used to have a viable tooth, you might end up feeling self-conscious about showing off your smile, especially if it’s a front tooth. Of course, if it’s a back tooth then your ability to chew efficiently may be compromised and have a negative impact on your digestion. And regardless if it’s front or back, the other teeth on that jaw may shift, leading to discomfort and misaligned jaws. Here at Contemporary Dental Associates, our Mastic oral surgeon can prevent those consequences with dental implants.

Fixed bridges and removable dentures, the more traditional ways to replace missing teeth, do a fine job but they do have drawbacks. The bridge requires that the teeth on either side be drilled down and capped to properly hold the anchors in place. Dentures are held in with adhesive instead, but that is messy and not always reliable. It’s not uncommon for dentures to slide when you chew or speak. A dental implant done by our Mastic oral surgeon will never move on you and won’t affect your other teeth. In fact, it replaces not just the tooth on the surface, but the root beneath it, as well.

The process requires two steps. First, a titanium post, the root replacement, is put into your jaw by our Mastic oral surgeon. Your jaw bone then grows around and fuses with it. This can take a few months, but the result is a strong and dependable foundation, just like a natural root. The second part is the fashioning of a crown, the tooth portion, which is made of material that is the color of your other teeth. That crown is then cemented to the post, and you have a replacement tooth that looks, feels, and acts like a real one does.

In some ways, it’s fair to say that your dental implant is superior to a natural tooth. It won’t decay, get a cavity, requires root canal therapy, or have to be extracted. And no toothaches, either. You can brush it, floss between it and your other teeth, and best of all, eat any food you want, even the hardest and toughest ones. Our Mastic oral surgeon can put in single or multiple implants, and they can even be used as a foundation for a set of dentures, particularly on the lower jaw, giving you the best of both implants and dentures.

110 Montauk Highway
Moriches, New York 11955
(631) 693-4106

Moriches Oral Surgeon

Dental Implants 11955

Moriches Oral Surgeon

Moriches Oral Surgeon

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.

Dental Implants Moriches
110 Montauk Highway
Moriches, New York 11955
631-693-4106