If you have a missing tooth and it's one that was visible when you smile, laugh, or speak, then you may feel self-conscious about that empty space now there. Even if it's a back tooth, you're likely to suffer some negative effects when it comes to chewing. Plus, your other teeth may shift, leading to discomfort and possibly throwing your jaws out of their proper alignment. Here at the dental practice of Dennis Block, you can take advantage of our Ridgewood dental implants
as the perfect way to fill that space.
Other than the obvious cosmetic concerns, when you no longer have one of your teeth there are two things that tend to happen: your facial contours may be altered, impacting your appearance; and the gum and bone tissue where the tooth used to be can start to atrophy. Needless to say, those are both circumstances that you would rather avoid. Traditional bridges and dentures aren't designed to address those issues. They are surface restorations, existing only above the gum line. Not so with our Ridgewood dental implants
. They consist of both a tooth and a root. The root is represented by a titanium post surgically placed in your jaw. Your jaw tissue grows around and fuses with the post, giving you a fully reliable foundation. The tooth-colored crown that is cemented to the top of the post is made from impressions taken at our office and then sent to the dental lab. Your new tooth will sit comfortably between your real teeth, where you can speak and chew your food with complete confidence. Unlike with bridges and dentures, our Ridgewood dental implants
require no messy adhesives nor the loss of any surrounding tooth material. They are completely independent.
Contact our office to book an appointment to come in for a consultation and examination.
67-13 Fresh Pond Rd.
Ridgewood, NY 11385
By Patient Friendly Dental
January 29, 2019