A dental implant is an artificial tooth root or a titanium screw placed into the jaw to support a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are highly beneficial to those who have lost a tooth or teeth due to injury, periodontal disease or because of some other reason.
Dental implants are safe and cost effective. They can last for as long as one takes care of them. If the implants are neglected and not given proper care, then they may develop a coating that develops in natural teeth. If they are not treated, then it may result in gum infection, bleeding and soreness. But if they are treated properly, they can last for many years.
Dental implants are done using local anesthesia. A person will not feel any pain during the process but may feel a little discomfort for few days after the surgery. The pain is similar to that after an extraction. If the case is a complicated one, then the doctor may use sedatives.
Every dental implant is different. The cosmetic dentist will give an estimated time before the treatment begins. Some treatment takes a longer time.
The cost of dental implants is a little more than the cost of conventional dental treatment with crowns and bridges. Implants are a cost-effective option for many people. Dental implants are considered beneficial because if an implant is done to replace a single tooth, there is no need to cut down either side of the teeth. But in a bridge, the cosmetic dentist will need to cut down the teeth on each side and fit crowns to support the bridge.
If you would like dental implants, then please contact Dr. Aki Shirakura& Associates. They have a team of experienced professionals who work in cosmetic dental care. Their staff is dedicated to addressing and meeting the needs and expectations of each and every patient.
To schedule an appointment, call 914-303-6150 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact them online. Services provided in Westchester, NY and Greenwich, CT.