Dental Implants in Queens, NY | Al Gulum, DDS
Dental Implants can restore the health & function of your smile
Missing teeth can cause a host of complications, including decreased jaw strength, difficulty in eating, and trouble with speaking. Dr. Al Gulum provides dental implant treatments to replace missing teeth for patients in Queens. Call or visit our practice in Fresh Meadows, and find out how dental implants can restore the health and function of your smile.
What are Dental Implants?
With the assistance of crowns, bridges, and dentures, dental implants provide the most comprehensive way to replace missing teeth currently available in modern dentistry. Dental implants are comprised of three major components: the implant post, the connecting abutment, and the replacement prosthesis.
The implant post is crafted from titanium and replaces the tooth’s root. This biocompatible material fuses with bone, generating unified support for dentition and existing bone. The abutment connects the prosthetic teeth to the implant post to secure the restoration in place.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth with a crown, a row of teeth with a bridge, or an entire arch with a denture.
While there are many options for replacing a missing tooth, none are as comprehensive as with a dental implant. Dental implants work with restorations to replace the entire tooth, securing prosthetics onto the smile and providing a wide range of benefits restorations fail to achieve alone.
These benefits include:
- Restored Function
- Improved Performance
- Increased Comfort
- Improved Support
Replacing Teeth in Queens
Many may wonder why you would need to replace a tooth in the first place. It is essential to replace a tooth because when a tooth goes missing, the jaw bone will go through a process called resorption, which will shrink the jaw and diminish the supporting strength. Not only will this create many complications with dentures and dental health, but it also causes the individual to shows signs of early aging.
Replacing the tooth at its root with a dental implant completely addresses the issues related to missing teeth. Patients that receive dental implants can benefit from improved functionality, enhanced comfort, prevention of accelerated jaw bone deterioration, and a beautiful smile.
Learn more about dental implants by calling or visiting our practice in Fresh Meadows. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Al Gulum and find out if you’re eligible to receive dental implants. Let us help you improve your restorations today!