Dental implants have quickly become the most recommended way to replace missing or badly damaged teeth. They can be used to replace teeth that have been lost due to trauma, decay, periodontal disease, or a variety of other reasons. Missing teeth can not only be unsightly, but they can lead to even more dental health problems. A missing tooth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift out of place and become loose, misaligned, or more prone to decay. Our know that it is because your teeth work together as a group, one missing tooth may cause the rest of your teeth to suffer.
Our dentists in Wappingers Falls Dental Arts believe that dental implants offer the most effective solution for patients who have lost one or more of their teeth. Dental implants are small titanium cylinders that are surgically implanted into the patient’s jawbone and act as artificial tooth roots to create an extremely sturdy base for a prosthetic tooth. With dental implants, teeth can be replaced permanently, eliminating the need for removable bridges and dentures.
Dental implants provide a solution that looks, feels, and functions exactly like your own natural teeth. Patients treated by our dentists are able to speak, eat, and brush with their dental implants exactly as if they were natural teeth.
The best candidates for dental implants are free of any oral health issues such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other problems that might cause the implant to become infected. It is also important for patients to have jawbone structure that is substantial enough to support the implant. These are not necessarily disqualifying factors but issues that must be taken care of before the dental implant surgery is performed by our dentists in Wappinger Falls Dental Arts. Diabetes and several other medical conditions that prohibit dental surgery may prevent certain patients from qualifying for the procedure.
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to find out more about how dental implants can help you regain your oral health, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.