A dental implant is the equivalent of a deep-rooted tooth root in the jaw. As necessary and appropriate, this artificial substitute will utilize a porcelain tooth or be used with other implants or other teeth to support a fixed bridge or removable prosthesis. Dental implants are made from titanium, a biocompatible and completely solid material. Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone to replace the missing tooth root. After a brief recovery period, the bone merges with the implant, a process called osseointegration. It is at this time that a replacement tooth may be fixed on the implant by professionals in Implant Dentistry in Smithtown NY.
Dental implants are used to replace lost or damaged teeth without the need for dentures, crowns or partials. Dental implants are like natural teeth, even more because they cannot be affected by decay or by a nerve abscess. In addition, once installed, implants prevent bone loss and, therefore, an “aging” face. The integration rate of the implants (success rate) depends on the quantity and quality of existing bone at the time of implantation. Statistics show a very satisfactory success rate; 85 to 90% for the upper jaw and the rear part of the lower jaw and 95 to 100% for the front part of the lower jaw. This success rate decreases by 10% for smokers.
Implants allow people to find the comfort and aesthetics of natural teeth. They also:
* Facilitate chewing and digestion.
* Prevent bone loss after the tooth has been extracted.
* Allow people to find a better quality of life.
* Fixedly and permanently replace missing teeth.
* Increase self-confidence.
* Stimulate the health of the bone because the artificial teeth are supported by their own roots (implants).
* Allow people to once again speak and eat in comfort and with confidence.
* Stabilize the mouth significantly.
* Allow people to regain a sense of youth and natural beauty.
Implant Dentistry in Smithtown NY, is very important because it allows a person to regain the smile they once had. It is vital that people schedule routine maintenance whether they feel the need or not, especially after a major procedure like implantation. Contact Michael Kampourakis DDS to learn more.
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