If you have experienced tooth loss, you know it can make it difficult to eat and speak as you normally do, and that it can lead to feelings of discomfort and even embarrassment. Our Larchmont family dentist
, Dr. Todd D. Wortman, is here to help you with the problems you are facing as a result of your tooth loss with the use of dental implants. Dental implants are a wonderful option for replacing either a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or to replace a removable dental appliance that you are using with this more permanent solution.
Larchmont Dental Implants
You may be wondering: what exactly is a dental implant? The implant itself is a small piece of metal that is implanted directly into your jawbone. This little metal post eventually integrates with the surrounding bone and serves as the root of your new replacement tooth. After the osteointegration process, our Larchmont family dentist
will use a crown, also known as a cap, to finish off the replacement tooth. The crown is tooth colored and gives your new artificial tooth the aesthetics and functionality of a natural tooth; no one will know the difference! The complete implant restoration process can take several months, but that is due to the complete precision that we use in fabricating your implants so that they are as comfortable and functional as possible. If you wear removable dental prostheses, also known as dentures, especially on your lower teeth, you can also benefit from dental implants. Lower dentures tend to slide around when you eat or speak, and this can be quite uncomfortable. Dental implants can be used to keep your dentures securely in place. Once your dental implant procedure is completed, no matter what you need them for, you will be amazed at the change that has taken place.
To learn more about dental implants and the other various dental services provided by Dr. Wortman, we invite you to visit our Larchmont family dentist
website for more information. If you have any specific questions or concerns, feel free to contact us either by telephone or by sending us a message using the Contact Us form on our website. We look forward to your next visit.
Larchmont Implant Dentistry
140 Lockwood Ave. Suite 303
New Rochelle, NY 10801
By Todd D. Wortman, DDS
January 22, 2014