Don't Let a Gap Control Your Smile
March 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Missing teeth don't have to dictate your appearance any implants

Missing a tooth - or several - doesn't give you much to smile about. You likely take careful measures to make sure the gaps don't show. But with dental implants from Dr. Carl Tegtmeier, your dentist in Mount Kisco, NY, you can have a smile you'll be proud to show off! Learn more about dental implants here.

Implant info

Dental implants are made up of three parts: the post, the abutment and the crown. The post is the first part of the implant that your Mount Kisco dentist will place; a small space in the jawbone is made to accommodate the post, which looks like a tiny screw and is made of lightweight and hypoallergenic metal. The procedure to place the post doesn't take long, and the site heals quickly. However, several months will pass before the rest of the implant can be attached, as it takes time for the jawbone to grow around the post, fusing it into place permanently. The abutment is another tiny piece of metal that attaches the post to the crown, the final and visible part of the dental implant. The crown is made of porcelain and is carefully crafted to look exactly like a natural tooth.

Interest in implants

Dental implants are becoming extremely popular as a way of replacing missing teeth. They look impeccably realistic; their shade and size is matched to the rest of your teeth using measurements and pictures from your Mount Kisco dentist. Their permanence is also a benefit. Unlike crowns, bridges or dentures, dental implants are made to last a lifetime. They do not need adjustment, nor do they need to be removed for cleaning and will not shift while eating or talking. All of these assets make dental implants from Dr. Tegtmeier the best option for tooth restoration available.

If you'd like to learn more about how your Mount Kisco, NY, dentist can restore your smile with dental implants, contact our office today!