Damaged or missing teeth can affect the way you eat along with the aesthetics of your smile and decrease your confidence in your smile. Fortunately, David Blaustein, DDS, an implantologist specialist at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics in Chelsea, New York, can help improve the quality of your life through the use of dental implants. Call today or book your appointment online.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots implanted into your gums. They act as a base to support a custom-made porcelain crown.
Since your teeth affect your whole body, dental implants can help improve our overall well-being through the following benefits:
Without the use of dental implants, the natural consequence of missing teeth is that people lose 25% of their supporting jawbone structure within the first year after tooth loss. Because of this, it is imperative to replace your missing teeth with dental implants.
Dental implants are phenomenal for the surrounding teeth because when you lose a tooth, you’re at greater risk for having others become loose and shift around as a result of the gap. Because each tooth has a specific place in your mouth, when it is no longer there, it can cause more problems creating instability for your jawbone and oral health.
Dr. Blaustein uses local anesthetic around the dental implant area to ensure our comfort. Following this, he makes a tiny incision in your gum pocket and inserts a titanium screw into the jawbone which acts as the anchor to the crown.
Once the screw is put into the jaw, the recovery time for your dental implants to fuse with your jawbone can take anywhere from three to six months. When you come back to Chelsea Dental Aesthetics, Dr. Blaustein places an abutment onto the implant acting as a base for your ceramic crown.
Some side effects of the procedure may include discomfort, bruising, and swelling at the treatment site. Within a few days, all of these symptoms should subside.
When your dental implants are properly cared for by regularly brushing, flossing, and visiting Dr. Blaustein at a minimum of twice a year, your implants can last a lifetime although 25-30 years can be the average.
If you’re thinking about replacing your missing teeth, call Chelsea Dental Aesthetics today or schedule an appointment online to talk with Dr. Blaustein about dental implants.