What is an implant?
A dental implant is a modern, permanent way to replace one or more missing teeth. The dental implant itself is a small titanium post that we surgically place in the jawbone at the location of the missing tooth. The implant post replaces the missing tooth root and provides a stable foundation for the implant restoration. The implant restoration replaces the crown of the missing tooth (the portion visible above the gums) and is attached to the top of the implant post. Based on your personal dental needs and which teeth are missing, your dental implant restoration may be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a denture. Each implant restoration is custom made to aesthetically enhance your smile and effectively restore your oral function and health.
Do I need an implant?
Drs. Stan and Amy Shih may recommend a dental implant in Yonkers, New York, if you have lost one or more teeth and are interested in a permanent, lifelike restoration. Because the implant replaces the root and crown of the missing tooth, it feels, functions, and looks like your natural teeth. For more information about implant dentistry, and to set up your personalized implant consultation with our dentists, please contact us today at Westchester Family Dentistry.
How can dental implants help me?
- Replace single or multiple missing teeth
- Provide options for fixed restorations
- Support implant-retained dentures
- Keep dentures from slipping
- Eliminate the need for unsightly metal clasps on partial dentures
- Same day teeth replacement
- More natural appearance and feel than conventional dentures