All Bright Dental
General Dentist located in Mamaroneck area, Mamaroneck, NY & Stamford, CT
Dental implants are one of the best solutions for a missing tooth. They stay in place permanently to support crowns that look and function just like real teeth. At All Bright Dental in Mamaroneck, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut, Gennadiy Kravets, DMD, and his team place dental implants securely and design beautiful custom crowns to top them off. To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, call All Bright Dental for a consultation or book your visit online today.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are screw-like appliances that take the place of missing teeth and their roots. At All Bright Dental, the team uses Bicon® dental implants.
Bicon implants are shorter than traditional dental implants and are bioengineered to fit perfectly into your jawbone. The implants act as tooth roots and hold custom made dental crowns or dentures.
To get a dental implant, you need to undergo implant surgery. Your dentist at All Bright Dental makes an incision in your gums and removes the remainder of the missing tooth. They secure the implant post into your jawbone and allow it to heal for some time before placing the crown.
Through a process called osseointegration, your jawbone accepts the implant and forms a sturdy bond with it.
What are the parts of a dental implant?
Your dental implant consists of more than just the screw-like implant. In fact, a fully restored dental implant has three main components:
The implant is the tiny screw-like device that bonds with the bone in your jaw. It stays in its new position permanently and helps support the bone around it.
The abutment is the component that goes between the implant and the crown. Your dentist attaches the abutment to the implant during a second procedure after healing from the implant placement.
The team at All Bright Dental designs crowns made of durable porcelain to make sure they look and function just like natural teeth. They take impressions of your mouth with the abutment in place to create a crown that fits. You can also attach custom dentures to dental implants.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
Before you start the process of improving your smile with dental implants, you need to come in for a quick consultation to find out if you’re a candidate. The team examines your mouth and takes X-rays for a view of your jawbone.
You can get dental implants if you have crowded teeth, crooked teeth, or even an underbite or overbite. Your dentist might recommend addressing such issues first or to make more space in your mouth for an implant, but this isn’t always required. Your dentist can tell you which, if any, treatments you need before safely getting a sturdy new implant.
For more information about dental implants and their benefits, call All Bright Dental or reserve your appointment online today.