Missing teeth are a burden currently faced by over 100 million Americans, but in Plainview, patients can get the most complete and state-of-the-art replacement solution available today right here at Meadowbrook Dentistry: dental implants. This revolutionary treatment provides the most natural-looking, reliable, and durable results compared to any other treatment, and it’s capable of replacing any number of missing teeth for a lifetime. Are you ready to say goodbye to the gaps in your smile? If so, contact us today.
Dental implants are unique because they actually replace the root of a tooth as well as the crown (the portion that shows when you smile). To get dental implants, you’ll first need to undergo a minor surgery in which our team will place small titanium posts into your jaw. These will be used to support your replacement teeth as well as prevent your jawbone from atrophying (which is common after tooth loss). After you’ve been given time to heal, you’ll return to our office to get your brand new teeth.
An implant-retained crown can create a tooth that is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. It consists of three main parts: the implant itself, a custom-made all-porcelain crown, and an abutment. The implant will support the crown, and they’ll be connected via the abutment. Because it will share the same structure as your other teeth, it will perfectly blend in with your smile. We can even attach other prosthetic teeth to implant crowns to create a bridge to replace even more teeth.
Traditional removable dentures are notorious for not staying in place, particularly those used to restore the bottom teeth. With dental implants, we can finally give you a denture you can trust, whether you are eating, speaking, or simply showing off your smile. Multiple implants will be topped with small connectors that a custom-made denture will simply snap onto. Because it will be supported by your jawbone and not just your gums, it will have a rock-solid fit that will last, plus it will also give you a much stronger bite force.
In order to get dental implants, a patient needs to have an adequate amount of healthy jawbone in order to support the prosthetic roots. If a patient’s jaw is too thin or brittle to support traditional implants, we can still offer a reliable solution using mini dental implants. The posts are smaller and shorter than regular ones, but they can still be used to support a denture that has a much better hold than a regular one. As a bonus, they can usually be placed and restored faster than traditional implants because of their size, too.
With this procedure, we can literally replace an entire row of teeth in just one appointment. Four strategically placed implants will be positioned within the jaw, and these will be attached to a strong and secure implant-retained denture. It’s just that simple. You can literally wake up that morning with an incomplete smile and go to bed with a full set of teeth. Afterward, we’ll work with you to create a more customized denture that perfectly suits your mouth and facial features to maximize comfort and aesthetics.