Tooth loss has far reaching effects on your smile, from its appearance and function to the way it impacts surrounding teeth and jaw bone. Tooth loss is a setback on many levels, with the average American losing ten teeth by the age of fifty. Modern dentistry now offers a replacement of both teeth and teeth roots with dental implant restorations. This give you an incomparable treatment that looks and feels like natural teeth. Dr. Anthony J. Bacchi and his team expertly place dental implants and design gorgeous restorations for people living in Wantagh and surrounding neighborhoods.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are strategically placed into the jaw bone. Detailed scans of your oral tissues are used to inspect the health of your jaw and guarantee accurate placement. A very small percentage of patients may require a bone graft before placing implants.
How do Dental Implants Support Restorations?
After placement of the biocompatible implants, your body generates bone growth to surround the implant posts. This process is called osseointegration and it is how implants securely fuse with the jaw bone. After about four months, the posts are strong anchors for prosthetic restorations.
Dental Implants Support Health of the Jaw Bone
Osseointegration is also why dental implants are healthy for the jaw. After tooth loss, the jaw bone begins to atrophy due to resorption. Resorption is the loss of bone mass caused from lack of stimulation, but titanium posts rejuvenate the bone. The jaw becomes healthier for neighboring teeth and it can preserve facial structure, helping you maintain a more youthful appearance.
Implants Can Support Several Types of Restorations
You need not go without teeth while waiting for your implants to heal, as Dr. Bacchi can place temporary prosthetics onto the posts in the interim. Then using dental scans, he can design your lifelike and lustrous restorations. Dental implants can support several types of prosthetics, for example:
- Porcelain crowns for the replacement of a single tooth.
- Bridges to replace a row of missing teeth.
- Overdentures to support removable dentures for a full arch of missing teeth.
- Hybrid Dentures to permanently replace a full arch of teeth with implanted supported dentures.
Expert Placement and Gorgeous Restorations at the dental office of Dr. Anthony J. Bacchi
To learn more about this treatment that has over a 95-percent success rate, call the dental office of Dr. Anthony J. Bacchi. He and his dedicated team provide outstanding care for those receiving dental implant restorations. The dental office of Dr. Bacchi serves people in Wantagh and all of Nassau County. Call today!