Even just one missing tooth can have a significant impact on your smile and self-confidence, which can affect everything from your job to your social life. Replacing one or more missing teeth with natural-looking artificial ones can help you regain your confidence. At M.Y. Dental Spa, Dr. Mimi Yeung offers dental implants to hold natural-looking replacement teeth in place. Patients in New York City can look into getting these dental implants for missing teeth. Call or schedule an appointment online.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that act as tooth root replacements for holding artificial teeth in place. When you have dental implants, you can get artificial teeth that closely resemble your teeth for a natural look. Dr. Yeung offers dental implants for patients who qualify as good candidates.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants might be a good option for you if you have one or more missing teeth and want to avoid getting dentures. You’ll need to have the following to be a viable candidate for dental implants:

  • Healthy gums
  • Enough bone to support dental implants
  • Non-smoker, since smoking can affect the healing process and oral health
  • No conditions that impair your immune system
  • No history of taking bisphosphonate medications for oral cancer

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer exceptional comfort and convenience compared to other tooth replacement options, such as dentures. You don’t have to worry about them slipping out of place or being highly noticeable.

These implants are also healthier for your jawbone since they help it maintain its natural structure.

What happens during the dental implant process?

Dr. Yeung begins this process by placing dental implants in your jawbone and taking imprints of your teeth to have replacement teeth made.

After that step, you’ll wear a temporary crown while your jawbone heals and fuses with the dental implant. Once your jawbone heals, Dr. Yeung attaches an abutment to the dental implant and secures your artificial tooth in place.

How long do dental implants take?

Dental implants take several weeks or months to complete, mainly due to the healing process. Dr. Yeung has to wait until your jawbone heals before installing your replacement teeth. That can take a few months or more, depending on how quickly your jawbone heals.

Do dental implants need special care?

Once your dental implants are in place, they’ll function just like natural teeth. You don’t have to avoid certain foods or worry about your implants sliding out of place or coming out.

Just make sure you brush them along with your natural teeth to keep them in good condition and lower your risk of dental problems.

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