It’s estimated that adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of 3.28 missing or severely decayed teeth according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, while five percent have none of their original teeth. Tooth decay and loss most often occurs due to poor dental hygiene. Missing teeth and a number of other general and cosmetic problems can be resolved with dental implants. Find out if getting dental implants at New City Family Dental in NY is the right choice for you.
The Process of Getting Dental Implants
The procedure for dental implants is performed in the comfort of your dentist’s office. The initial installation can be completed in just a few hours (depending on how many implants are needed), and the entire treatment is often finished in about two or three appointments. The healing time between appointments varies depending on the health of your bone tissue and how you take care of your teeth. At the final appointment, a dental crown that looks similar to your other teeth is secured to the implant.
Are They Right for You?
You have to be thoroughly evaluated by your New City NY dentist to determine if dental implants are right for you. The ideal candidate is a patient who has recently had an extraction or tooth loss and still has plenty of viable bone tissue to support an implant. If you’ve had a missing tooth for an extended period of time, you may still be a candidate for the procedure, but bone grafting may be recommended first.
A Long Lasting, Reliable Solution
The great thing about getting dental implants is that it’s a long term solution to your dental problems. A partial denture appliance may give you the basic function you need to chew your food and smile comfortably, but it is not permanent and has to be replaced every five years or so. Dental implants can last for decades with good care. You may need to come in for a crown replacement every 10 to 15 years or so.
Your First Appointment
The first step to getting dental implants is coming in for a consultation appointment and X-rays. Call (845) 263-3769 today to set up a date and time to visit with a qualified dentist at New City Family Dental.