Dental implants are a superior choice for replacing missing teeth. Whether you are just missing one tooth or your entire smile needs to be restored, dental implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. They offer strength and stability, and are a permanent solution. Dr. DeLapa, our talented dentist, may suggest dental implants in South Salem, New York to:
- Replace missing teeth
- Enhance the health and beauty of your smile
- Restore your ability to chew and speak
- Prevent remaining natural teeth from drifting out of position
To place dental implants, Dr. DeLapa will place a small implant fixture, generally made of titanium, into the bone socket where the missing tooth was located. Your gums are then allowed to heal as the bone fuses with the implant. An attachment called an abutment is placed on top of the implant and is used to hold the replacement tooth, which may be a crown, bridge, or denture. There are many advantages to dental implants – dental implants restore lost facial shape and volume, as well as your ability to chew and eat properly. They are also considered the most stable and permanent tooth replacement option. Our caring dental team is excited to discuss these benefits with you. For more information on dental implants, please contact us today.