Have you stopped smiling since you lost one or more teeth? Dental implants offer an innovative way to restore your smile. Your Astoria, NY, dentist, Dr. Abdulla Zoobi, can help you improve your smile with dental implants.
How dental implants restore your smile
Roots are essential to the strength of a tooth. Without them, it would be impossible to bite into hard foods or thoroughly chew a piece of chicken. Dental implants serve as synthetic roots and become firmly attached to your jawbone, just like natural roots.
The implant process starts when your dentist adds tiny titanium posts to your jawbone during minor oral surgery. The posts bond to your jawbone over several months and are topped with dental crowns. Crowns look just like the portions of teeth visible above your gums.
Dental implants are an excellent option for many people
Regardless of the number of teeth you've lost, dental implants can help you improve your smile. Implants are equally effective at replacing one or all of your teeth.
Most people who are in good health can benefit from implants. If you're replacing missing teeth lost to gum disease, the disease must be successfully treated before you can begin the implant process.
Implants don't require complicated care regimens
Brushing and flossing are all you'll need to do to keep your implants healthy. You'll want to make flossing around the base of your new crown a priority. Keeping this area clean will help you avoid an infection that could loosen your implant. With good oral hygiene, your implants may last your entire lifetime.
Are you ready to find out if dental implants are a good choice for you? Call Dr. Zoobi, your dentist in Astoria, NY, at (718) 777-9662 to schedule an appointment.