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Are you thinking of getting dental implants?

Natural-Looking SmileDental Implants

The restorative procedure helps rejuvenate and strengthen your smile. If you're interested, your family dentist at Bellmore and Bayside, NY, provides dental implants.

Dental implants are biocompatible fixtures surgically placed into the jawbone. Dental implants consist of several parts a titanium post that's inserted into the jawbone, a screw that secures an abutment over the titanium post, and a crown matching the rest of your teeth to complete your smile.

The procedure is straightforward.

  1. The titanium post is surgically inserted into your jaws to replace missing tooth root. It provides stability and strength, and prevents weakening and shrinkage of the jawbone.
  2. After inserting the titanium post, the family dentist seals your gums and allows 3 to 6 months for osseointegration (a process of the post fusing to the rest of your jawbone) to occur.
  3. After healing is complete, your Bellmore and Bayside dentist re-opens the area above the titanium post, inserts a screw, places an abutment above the screw, and secures a crown on top that matches the rest of your teeth.

Caring for Dental Implants

To take proper care of your dental implants, make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss every day, at least once before bed. A change in diet may also be beneficial. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and avoiding sugary foods to prevent the accumulation of plaque is good preventative care.

There are several advantages to dental implants like restoring bite and chewing function, and replacing one, or multiple teeth.

Are you missing teeth? If you're interested in finding out more about dental implants, call your family dentist at (718) 225-0515 for the Bayside, NY, office or (516) 781-9700 for the Bellmore, NY, office to learn more!

By Silverman and Associates
August 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

How dental implants from Bayside and Bellmore, New York, can complete your smiledental implants

It can be difficult to put up with gaps in your smile. An incomplete smile can impact your self-esteem and self-confidence, making you not want to smile at all. An incomplete smile can also impact your ability to eat the foods you love, causing digestive problems, which can affect your overall health.

Don’t let gaps control your smile! Your dentists at Silverman & Associates University Dental Family Dentistry want to introduce you to dental implants, the high-tech way to achieve a great smile. They have offices in Bayside and Bellmore, New York, to help you with your dental needs.

Dental implants are a revolutionary solution to replace a single or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants can also support a denture, which is snapped in place over the implants. Dental implants are unique because they are made of titanium, a biocompatible material that your bone will fuse to.

The implant is placed in your jaw during a simple in-office procedure. During the healing period, bone will fuse with the implant, securing it firmly in place. Once your implant is secure, a beautiful implant crown is placed over the implant, and you have a new tooth!

If you need to replace lost teeth, you should choose dental implants because they are:

  • Stable; they are secured by bone and won’t move around like partials or dentures.
  • Beautiful; they look just like your natural teeth.
  • Worry-free; they won’t ever decay and they resist stains.
  • Healthy; you brush and floss them just like your natural teeth.
  • Convenient; you never take them out, unlike partials and dentures.

Another great benefit of dental implants is they help retain the bone structure in your jaws and face. Your strong facial contours and firm jawline are what keep you looking young. In contrast, dentures press on the bone in your jaw, causing the bone to diminish over time. Dental implants can help keep you looking younger!

Don’t let gaps control your smile! Take control of your smile by calling your dentists at Silverman & Associates University Dental Family Dentistry, with offices in Bayside and Bellmore, New York. Find out what dental implants can do for your smile and your life by calling today!

Dental decay is a very common oral health problem that both children and adults experience. Basically, a cavity is a hole in your tooth fillingsenamel caused by the corrosive action of oral bacteria that thrive on plaque and tartar. Previously, dentists used only amalgam, or metal, filling material to repair a cavity, but now you and your family dentist in Bellmore and Bayside, NY have a great alternative: the tooth-colored filling. The dental team at Silverman & Associates University Dental Family Dentistry use natural-looking composite resin to restore decay and leave smiles strong and healthy.

Do you need a filling?

If you do, you may not know it. However, some patients experience a sharp pain when they bite down on a decaying tooth, or the tooth can be sensitive to heat, cold or sugary foods.

Fortunately, your family dentist in Bayside can see cavities by examining your teeth or with X-rays. Whatever the diagnostic tool, your family dentist will remove the decayed portions of your tooth and fill the remaining space with a strong and realistic material called composite resin.

How does composite resin work?

Most tooth-colored fillings are made from this innovative blend of glass and acrylic. Some larger fillings--called inlays and onlays-- may be created from dental grade porcelain.

To restore a cavity, your Bellmore and Bayside family dentist removes the decayed tooth enamel. When the dentist employs composite resin, they actually remove less healthy enamel than he would if he were restoring the tooth with amalgam. Amazingly, composite resin bonds right to the tooth, actually becoming part of it. Your dentist adds the composite to the prepared tooth layer by layer, hardening each one with a special curing light. This process makes the restoration exceptionally strong. Also, the dentist ensures the finished filling bites together properly with the teeth in the opposite arch.

Do tooth-colored fillings last?

Most studies show that with good at-home and in-office hygiene, tooth-colored fillings serve patients well most anywhere in the mouth, and these restorations last an average of seven to ten years or more. Plus, composite resin proves to be gentler on remaining tooth enamel because this synthetic material behaves much like real enamel. Its flexibility allows it to move with the physical forces of biting, chewing and clenching.

Also, while it is worth noting that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deems old-style amalgam fillings safe, most dentists and their patients prefer the aesthetics and versatility of composite resin fillings. They can be placed anywhere in the mouth and are unnoticeable.

Do you have questions?

If you are concerned about the health of a tooth or have questions about what tooth-colored fillings could do for your smile, please contact a family dentist at Silverman & Associates University Dental Family Dentistry in Bellmore and Bayside, NY for an appointment. Call (718) 225-0515.