Dental implants are not only extremely effective for replacing teeth but also good for restoring the health of your jawbone. At Henrietta Family Dental, our dentist and team place the titanium posts and the restoration, or crown, to complete your smile. Call 585-424-3310 today if you would like to schedule a consultation for a dental implant in Rochester, New York, with Dr. Ihab Soliman.
The dental implant process replaces the two main parts of a tooth: the root and the crown. The implant post replaces the root, and the implant restoration replaces the crown. The post is anchored into the jawbone to keep the new tooth stable and prevent jawbone deterioration. The restoration covers the post and is the part that is visible in the mouth. A dental implant is an ideal replacement method because the final result most closely resembles a natural tooth in both appearance and function.
The implant post is placed in the jawbone first using surgical means. The jawbone will then need to heal and fuse with the implant post so that it can provide the needed stability for the final restoration. This healing period usually takes several months. Once our dentist and team determine that your implant post is secure in your jawbone, we will design and create your restoration. The restoration will be crafted to blend in with the rest of your smile for a natural finish.
Dental implants are meant to be permanent, and they will need to be cared for in the same way you care for your natural teeth. You will need to brush and floss them daily in addition to scheduling regular visits for dental care.
If you have lost a tooth, you may be a good candidate for a dental implant. We will examine your teeth and gums and let you know if implant dentistry is a good choice for your tooth replacement needs. If we detect signs of tooth decay or gum disease, we will suggest that you clear up the condition with treatment before we proceed with implant dentistry.
To schedule your consultation for dental implants, please give us a call! We are excited to help you regain a full smile.