Dental Implants

Heights Dental -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

Heights Dental

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Dental implants are a stable and secure base for natural-looking, comfortable, and lasting dentures. Experienced and compassionate dentist, Ewa Tracz, DDS, provides these artificial tooth roots to secure dentures for men and women at Heights Dental NY located in Brooklyn. Dental implants are an excellent solution for problematic unstable dentures that don’t fit properly or keep falling out. Find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants and book online or call Heights Dental NY today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are designed to act as artificial tooth roots and secure and stabilize dentures to ensure they remain in place. Dental implants are usually made of titanium and fused to your jawbone during a dental procedure. The goal is to provide a sturdy base for your replacement teeth.

Dental implants are available in various shapes and sizes. Your dentures are sturdy and carefully placed on top of the implants to replace a few missing teeth or an entire set of teeth. Dr. Tracz provides implant overdentures and places and restores dental implants.

How are dental implants placed?

Dr. Tracz administers anesthesia and makes an incision in your gums before drilling small holes in your jawbone and placing titanium implants in the holes.

Dr. Tracz stitches your gums closed to give your new implants time to fuse with your jaw. This fusion process is called osseointegration. For your implants to successfully fuse to your jawbone, it usually takes around three to six months once your implants are placed. You can wear a temporary denture in the interim.

After the healing and osseointegration process is complete, you return to the office where Dr. Tracz secures a supporting element called an abutment to the top of each element before attaching your prosthesis to the abutments.

Why are dental implants recommended?

Dr. Tracz might recommend dental implants if you want to improve your speech, if you have missing teeth, or if your regular dentures keep falling out.

You’re a suitable candidate for dental implants if you:

  • Have healthy oral tissues
  • Have a fully-grown jawbone
  • Haven’t been successful with your regular dentures

It’s also important that you don’t have any health conditions that can affect the way your bones heal.

What causes tooth loss?

Tooth loss can happen due to:

  • Injury to the teeth
  • Periodontal disease
  • Age-related tooth decay

Missing teeth can lead to bone loss. Some bone loss can change the shape of your face over time.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Heights Dental NY provides dental implants due to the many benefits, such as:

  • Replicating your natural tooth roots
  • Stabilizing and securing your dentures
  • Preserving your jawbone
  • Preventing future bone loss
  • Helping you to eat a healthy, nutrient-dense diet as normal

The high-quality dental implant materials don’t deteriorate and decay like your natural teeth and also offer:

  • Easier eating
  • Improved speech
  • Improved smile
  • Enhanced dental health
  • Long-lasting results

During your free comprehensive consultation, Dr. Tracz can help you to determine if dental implants are the right choice for you. Call or book online today.