It’s never fun to lose a tooth — at least not as an adult. Cavities, gum disease, physical trauma, and other risk factors can lead to missing teeth and unsightly gaps. Fortunately, tooth implant placement and restoration can help you regain your bright and beautiful smile. The team at Goldstein & Freud, DDS, PLLC, in Newburgh, New York, has years of experience providing their patients with beautiful dental implants. To learn more, call to schedule your first appointment.
Dental implants have gained popularity over dentures and bridges in recent years, thanks to their natural appearance and durability. Dental implant placement is a procedure where a replacement tooth root is placed into the bone where the previous tooth used to be.
The artificial root is secured firmly in place, providing a firm anchor for a replacement tooth (also known as a “restoration”) to be installed. The restoration functions much the same as your original tooth.
The team at Goldstein & Freud, DDS, PLLC, will first assess your situation and create an individualized care plan. If they determine you are a candidate for a dental implant and restoration, the tooth root implant is placed into the bone of your original tooth socket.
Over a period of up to 12 weeks, your bone will grow around this implant, rooting it firmly in place. The team will make a model of your teeth, from which a replacement tooth will be created. They will then place this restoration tooth on your new root using a small piece called an abutment.
As with many dental procedures, local anesthesia can be used to numb your mouth while the implant is placed, eliminating any pain. Following, you may experience some soreness. This is natural, and can often be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
While there are several options available for replacing missing teeth, dental implants have some distinct advantages. Because of their design, dental implants:
Outside of their natural function and feel, you will be blessed with the confidence that you have a bright and beautiful smile once again.
To learn more about dental implant placement and restoration, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment with the expert team at Goldstein & Freud, DDS, PLLC, in Newburgh, New York.