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Queens Implants Office replace a missing tooth and its root by attaching to the jawbone. An implant can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth in a bridge or even an entire arch of teeth.

Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Mount Sinai will perform a physical exam, take X-rays of your mouth and obtain 3D cone beam CT to determine if you are a candidate for an implant. If there is a lack of bone to hold an implant, bone grafting can be performed. This allows the surgeon to add bone in deficient areas, and after healing (a process that can take four to six months) an implant can be placed.

Dental Implants vs. Other Tooth Replacement Options: Making the Right Choice

Unlike dentures, which shift and slip within the mouth, implants remain stable. They can also help maintain the shape of your face, which becomes distorted with missing teeth. And implants won’t require adjacent teeth to be shaved down, which can affect the health of those teeth.

Dental implants are made from titanium, a material that integrates with the jawbone. It’s bio-compatible, which means your body won’t reject it. And they look and feel like real teeth, so you can smile confidently and eat your favorite foods. Plus, your bite force is restored with an implant, so you can chew more effectively than you could with just dentures.

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