What is a Dental Implant?

<span style=”line-height: 1.5;”>Do you have a missing or extracted tooth?  </span><a style=”line-height: 1.5;” href=”http://www.aaoms.org/conditions-and-treatments/dental-implants/”>Dental implants</a><span style=”line-height: 1.5;”> are one of the most realistic tooth replacement options available to you.  While we offer several restorative dental services at our office, dental implants offer a real look and feel that many patients love.</span><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-nl–>A <a href=”https://www.familydentalcentres.com/dental-implants”>dental implant</a> is connected directly to the jaw bone, functioning just like a natural tooth.  The restoration is made up of three parts:<!–mep-nl–><ul><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li><b><i>Titanium Implant</i></b> – The implant is attached directly to the jaw bone.  Through a process known as osseointegration, the jaw conforms to the base of the implant.  This securely holds the restoration in place and acts as the root of the tooth.</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li><b><i>Abutment</i></b> – The abutment attaches the implant base to the custom crown.</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li><b><i>Crown</i></b> – Each crown is custom created to match the shape, color and texture of your natural smile.  The crown provides patients with a natural appearance that looks and feels real.</li><!–mep-nl–></ul><!–mep-nl–>Learn more about dental implants <a href=”http://www.aaoms.org/conditions-and-treatments/dental-implants/”>here</a>.<!–mep-nl–><!–mep-nl–>It is important that patients with missing teeth take the time to restore their smile.  Missing teeth can increase your risk of periodontal disease, bone loss and tooth misalignment.  Visit our <a href=”http://perfectsmilemaker.com/”>website</a> for more information or <a href=”http://perfectsmilemaker.com/”>contact</a> our office to schedule a consultation by calling 516-482-2215.  We can help you determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Risks

Does your spouse snore loudly at night?  Do you?  It could be more than just an annoyance.  About half of people who snore loudly suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that occurs when breathing is partially obstructed during sleep.   These are a few of the risks associated with obstructive sleep apnea:
  • Daytime sleepiness.
  • Decreased productivity and performance at work.
  • Strained personal relationships.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Increased risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and depression.
  • Memory and concentration problems.
Although CPAP is a common treatment, it can be uncomfortable.  At Perfect Smile Maker, we work with patients to find a comfortable treatment solution.  Oral appliance therapy is a viable alternative to CPAP and many patients have found treatment to be successful.  Similar to a mouth guard, oral appliances are custom fit to your unique smile.  This means that they are comfortable, convenient and portable. If you think that you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea, contact Perfect Smile Maker by calling 516-482-2215.  We look forward to helping you improve your health and treating sleep apnea in a way that is comfortable and convenient for you.