If you have experienced tooth loss, you know it can seriously impact how you go about your everyday activities, and can hinder your everyday life as a whole. Eating can become a challenge. Pronouncing words properly can be difficult. Your face may lose its original shape. Our Greenwood Lake oral surgeon from Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can change that for you, with the use of dental implant surgery. The implant itself is a small metal post that is implanted directly into your jawbone. This small piece of metal eventually becomes part of the underlying bone, through a process known as osteointegration. This bone and metal combination serves as the support for an artificial tooth that will later be attached. The artificial tooth usually comes in the form of a dental crown. Dental crowns are made of tooth-colored materials such as porcelain or composite resin materials, and give the appearance of a natural tooth, and the functionality of a natural tooth as well.
Once the entire process has been completed, which usually takes three to four months, you will be amazed at the results. It will feel as if your tooth was never missing at all. If you wear lower removable dental prostheses (dentures), you might want to consider dental implant surgery from our Greenwood Lake oral surgeon as well. Lower dentures tend to slide around or loosen up when you eat or speak. Dental implants can serve as small anchors to keep your dentures in place for your own personal comfort and convenience. Dental implant surgery is a highly useful procedure, and we would love to discuss the possibilities it holds for you.
If you would like to learn more about dental implant surgery or any of the other services provided by our Greenwood Lake oral surgeon at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we invite you to visit our website for additional information. If you have any questions or concerns that we can help you with, do not hesitate to contact us either by phone, or online using the contact form on our website. We look forward to your next visit.