Dental Implants in Park Slope
If you have experienced tooth loss, then you know the consequences are physical, emotional and psychological. Physically, even one missing tooth can impact your ability to enjoy a well-balanced diet, because you may be unable to eat healthy foods such as raw fruits and vegetables. Emotionally and psychologically, simply knowing that others are noticing the gap in your mouth can impact you in professional and social situations. You may be reluctant to speak, smile or laugh. Therefore, the importance of replacing missing teeth cannot be overstated. And while you do have options when choosing a tooth replacement, a dental implant is probably the most natural in form and function.
Teeth are lost for a variety of different reasons including:
- Severe tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Traumatic injury
- Excessive wear and tear
- A failed root canal
- Congenital defect
Whether your smile is missing one tooth or several, Dr. Sapienza, working with an experienced local surgeon, can restore full function and beauty with dental implants Gowanus smiles about.
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What makes a dental implant more lifelike than other tooth replacement options is the fact that it replaces both the crown and root of a tooth. An oral surgeon implants a small titanium post into the bone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth or teeth. Bone tissue naturally fuses with titanium, a biocompatible metal, to establish a solid foundation. The dental implant post functions as a prosthetic tooth root. Therefore, sufficient bone tissue and good oral health are required before dental implants can be placed.
And not only does the post function as a natural root would, it also serves to stimulate healthy new bone growth. Without a root, bone tends to degenerate, which leads to the sagging facial appearance that is common among people who are missing teeth.
After you’ve completely healed from this minor oral surgery and the post is securely set in the bone, Dr. Sapienza will attach a permanent crown to the post. Alternatively, if you have more than one missing tooth, we can attach implant supported dentures or bridgework to the implants. With these, you will have a complete smile and never have to worry about dentures that slip and click or cause mouth sores.
With dental implants, the Dental Spa of New York® can give you a solid, strong smile that feels, looks, and acts just as nature intended.
Dr. Sapienza and the staff at The Dental Spa of New York would be delighted to consult with you about how dental implants can restore your complete smile. We can also take care of all your and your family’s dental needs. The dentist Park Slope trusts conveniently serves patients from the surrounding communities of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Prospect Heights and Carroll Gardens and other areas of Brooklyn and Queens.