Rediscover Your Confidence With Dental Implants
Living with missing or severely damaged teeth can be a challenging and uncomfortable experience. Not only can it affect your ability to eat and speak properly, but it can also take a toll on your confidence and self-esteem. If you’re embarrassed by your smile, you may feel hesitant to socialize or engage in activities that require you to be around others.
Fortunately, dental implants can help prevent these problems by restoring your smile. At OurBrooklyn implant dentist, Dr. Aimee Kraft offers custom dental implants to patients who are looking for a long-term solution to missing or damaged teeth. Our team is dedicated to helping our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles they can be proud of.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small titanium post surgically inserted into the jawbone. This post acts as a substitute for the root of your tooth and provides a stable foundation for a replacement tooth. A connector called an abutment is attached to the top of the implant, which connects it to the restoration. The restorations, usually a dental crown is then placed on top of the abutment, serving as a replacement tooth that looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
Why Do Brooklyn Patients Choose Implants?
One of the top reasons our patients choose dental implants is to restore their confidence and self-esteem. If you’re missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants can help fill those gaps and give you a smile you can be proud of. They’re also an ideal solution for patients who don’t want to deal with the hassle and discomfort of traditional dentures.
Dental implants also offer several functional benefits. They can help restore your bite force, prevent bone loss in your jaw, and improve your speech. Unlike dentures, dental implants are securely anchored in place, so you won’t have to worry about slipping out of place while you eat or speak.
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant process is fairly simple. After an initial consultation with Dr. Kraft, you’ll have a dental exam and cleaning to ensure your mouth is in good enough shape to receive a dental implant. Once you and Dr. Kraft have decided that dental implants are right for you, you’ll make an appointment for the procedure.
Your dental implant will be placed while you’re under local anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain. Once the post is in place and while your permanent dental crown is being made, you’ll recover and heal at home. This typically takes several months, as it takes time for your bone to grow around your dental implant (osseointegration) so it will be strong enough to stay in place.
When your permanent crown is ready, you’ll return to our Brooklyn office for placement of the restoration. Once your mouth has healed, you can treat your dental implants and crowns like your ordinary teeth. Simply brush and floss regularly, and visit our office for routine check-ups and cleanings.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant consists of a titanium base (artificial root) that is inserted into your jaw. This base will fuse with the jaw as it heals making it permanent. Once it heals an abutment is attached to the base and becomes the support for a crown.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
An implant is the only single tooth restoration that leaves adjacent teeth untouched. Additionally, it also helps maintain bone level and gives the most natural feeling and looking result.
When are dental implants appropriate?
Dr. Kraft uses dental implants to replace missing teeth. However, to get a dental implant, you must have strong bone in your jaw to hold the device in place. If your jaw bone isn’t strong enough, Dr. Kraft may need to graft the bone before she can place the implant.
How much will dental implants cost?
The exact cost of dental implants depends on several factors, including the number of implants you need and whether bone grafting is required. Some dental insurance policies may cover a portion of the treatment costs. If you’re interested in dental implants, Dr. Kraft will prepare a detailed quote of your estimated expenses before you schedule the procedure.
Learn How Dental Implants Bring Sparkle Back to Brooklyn Smiles
At Dentistry in Brooklyn Heights, we’re committed to helping our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants or any of our other dental services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Call our Brooklyn office at (718) 625-6629 or contact us online. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!