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.

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