Dental Implants FAQs

Dental Implants Replace Missing Teeth with Natural Results

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Tooth loss affects both your appearance and the functionality of your teeth.  It is no wonder why so many people are constantly seeking restorative treatments that bring their smile back to life.  Today, there is an array of options available, with the most sought after treatment being dental implants. And by scheduling an appointment with our Briarcliff Manor, NY cosmetic dentist, we can help you regain your smile and confidence with dental implants. 

First developed in 1952, dental implants have undergone many modifications and advancements to become the most modern and preferred solution for tooth loss today. Replicating the natural appearance and function of your missing teeth, implants act as your natural tooth root to provide even greater success, stability and patient satisfaction than traditional dentures and bridges. 

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are long lasting tooth root replacements that are securely placed into the jawbone to replicate the root of a single pre-existing tooth or multiple teeth. They are natural looking—virtually indistinguishable from other teeth—and provide the same function as your natural tooth root while preventing further decay, dental disease and bone deterioration.  The dental implant procedure is a multi-step process that involves placing metal anchors into the bone of the jaw, allowing the anchor and bone to fuse, placing an extension in the anchor, and fixing a prosthetic tooth, or crown, on the extension. 

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

There are several advantages of dental implants over other restorative dental procedures. Implants restore a patient’s teeth as closely as possible to their natural state.  Plus, unlike removable dentures that can be embarrassing and inconvenient, implants are permanently set in place in your mouth, eliminating the need for pesky adhesives that keep dentures in place. 
Anchors that secure dental implants in place are integrated into the jawbone, making dental implants more stable than most other restorative dental techniques. And the stability and permanence of the implants help prevent bone loss and gum recession. Currently, dental implants are the only dental treatment option that preserve bone and maintain facial structures. Since implants are securely attached, you gain confidence to eat what you like, speak clearly and freedom from embarrassment. Other benefits of implants include:

  • Increased support and stability of full upper or lower denture 
  • Enhanced chewing comfort 
  • Increased confidence while smiling, talking and eating 
  • Improved esthetic appearance and renewed confidence 

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Patients considering dental implants must have good health, proper bone density to support the implant, healthy gums and a commitment to good dental hygiene and routine dental visits. People who smoke and drink regularly are typically not ideal candidates. Our Briarcliff Manor, NY cosmetic dentist can help you determine if dental implants are right for you. 
If you’ve lost one or more of your natural teeth, it’s possible to continue to live confidently with dental implants from our Briarcliff Manor cosmetic dentist. Dental implants can dramatically enhance the appearance and overall health of your teeth. 

Start having a more confidence smile today. Call our Briarcliff Manor, NY office at

(914) 941-2000 to learn more about dental implants

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