If you are missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Mark L. Pitel may recommend dental implants. Dental implants restore the appearance and functionality of your smile by replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is made of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The dental implant post is surgically placed in your jawbone, where it acts as replacement tooth roots. The dental restoration, which can be a dental crown, dental bridge, or a partial denture, is attached to the top of the implant post.
Dental implants have many advantages. They are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth. They are very aesthetic and strong. The implant post fuses with your bone, so the dental implant is a permanent part of your smile. Dental implants are very strong. They will last for many years, or even a lifetime. Unlike dental bridges, dental implants do not require tooth reduction. Because of this, your long-term oral health is improved. Unlike dentures, which can slide in your mouth, dental implants are a part of you. Because of this, you will be able to speak and eat normally, which is difficult with dentures.
Please contact our friendly office today to learn more about dental implants in Poughkeepsie, New York, and to schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist.