For the longest time we at Marc J. Beshar Dentistry have wondered what the best way to get the word out about cosmetic dentistry to our patients might be. After much deliberation, we finally decided on this blog. So, without further ado, we warmly welcome you to our new blog! To start things off, we’re going to talk about one of our most popular cosmetic treatments: dental implants. Dental implants are the only treatment that replaces missing teeth with beautiful, natural feeling restorations. Today, Dr. Marc J. Beshar is blogging from Manhattan, NYC to talk about dental implants and what they can do for you.
A Natural Solution with Dental Implants
Before we get into what dental implants can do for you, we must first talk about exactly what they are. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from titanium that are fused to your jawbone. Typically, dental implants are made up of three different parts:
- The Implant Fixture: This piece is the part that will take the place of your missing tooth root. This piece is the first part to be placed during the dental implant process, and it requires 3 to 6 months of recovery time before the process can continue.
- The Abutment: The second part of a dental implant, the abutment is the piece that will connect the replacement crown to the implant fixture. While this piece can sometimes be placed directly after the implant procedure, it is more common for it to be placed after the recovery period.
- The Replacement Crown: The last part of the dental implant to be placed is the crown that will serve as your replacement tooth. We custom make every crown we use for each patient based on scans we take of their natural teeth. This allows us to provide replacements that fit in perfectly with our patients’ natural teeth.
Because of a process called osseointegration, dental implants are capable of providing replacement teeth that work just like your natural teeth. During this process, your implant fixture is accepted by your jawbone and gums as a natural piece of your oral anatomy. This process is possible because titanium is a metal that your body does not recognize as a foreign material. Because of this process, your dental implants should never get loose or move out of place. Your implants will also require no additional maintenance other than your normal brushing and flossing to stay healthy and strong for a lifetime.
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As you can see, dental implants can help you restore any missing teeth with great looking replacement teeth that work and feel like natural teeth. By topping our dental implants with custom made crowns, we can provide our patients with artificial teeth that fit in perfectly among their remaining natural teeth. If you would like to learn more about dental implants as a cosmetic solution, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Marc J. Beshar today. We look forward to helping you start the dental implant process soon!