Creating Your Lifelike Implant Restorations 

Astoria implant restorationsWhen we replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, we make sure it looks great with a custom dental restoration. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist talks about how we address missing teeth and create a custom restoration that will blend with your smile seamlessly.

The Parts of Your Dental Implants

First, let’s look at what makes up your new tooth. The implant portion is a small, screw-like device that is made from titanium, a biocompatible material. This part is inserted into the jawbone, where it bonds with the bone tissue. This is made possible through a process known as osseointegration. The next portion is the abutment, which we attach to the post once it has been secured. The abutment extends beyond the gum line, and is what we attach the restoration to. If you have a single missing tooth, or several, then don’t let the health, beauty, and function of your smile suffer. Instead, talk to our team and schedule a consultation to find out if implant dentistry is right for you!

The Dental Restorations 

The restoration is not only the part people see, but the part that allows you to chew and enjoy your favorite foods again. We will custom-made it by taking detailed digital images of your teeth and using these to create a 3D computer impression. We can then design and craft the finished product with precision and accuracy. We often craft them from ceramic, which is very durable and able to absorb daily bite forces and pressures. The material is also translucent like tooth enamel and able to be color-matched to blend with the rest of your smile. If you have multiple missing teeth, we would create custom bridges and dentures that attach to multiple implants and abutments, and will also look natural.

Long-Lasting Tooth Replacement 

Because they bond with the smile, they can last for decades to come or possibly even a lifetime! To help keep them strong and long-lasting, we recommend you continue to brush and floss daily, and include your new teeth in this process. A visit every six months for a checkup and cleaning is helpful too, as is a healthier diet and avoiding tobacco products. Working together, we could help replace your missing teeth and preserve your smile too! If you have any questions about treating tooth loss, or about our options for addressing the gaps in your smile, then contact our team today to learn more. 

Do You Have Questions About Replacing Missing Teeth?

Our team wants to help address your lost teeth. To learn more about creating a full smile again, then schedule a consultation by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.