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Dental Implants

Howard I Fine, DMD -  - General Dentist

Howard I Fine, DMD

General Dentist located in White Plains, NY

Dental implants are a long-lasting solution to missing teeth that both feel and look entirely natural. Dr. Fine, practicing in White Plains, New York, is an experienced dentist who is highly-skilled at dental implant procedures. If you’re looking for an answer to missing teeth, call Dr. Fine today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial replacements for the roots and crowns of any teeth that are damaged or that you’ve lost. You might lose one or more teeth because of trauma or severe tooth or gum decay.

Wherever possible, Dr. Fine repairs your teeth, but in some instances where the damage is too severe, removing the tooth is the only solution. Dental implants are an effective way of replacing lost teeth and restoring your smile.

Dr. Fine will place the dental implant into your jawbone, where it bonds with your natural bone. The implant has a post called an abutment that lies above the gum line and allows Dr. Fine to attach a replacement crown.

Dental implants are the most natural-looking, secure, and long-lasting solutions to lost teeth. They’re suitable for most adults, providing you have healthy gums and bone. Dental implants aren’t ideal for anyone under 18, because the jawbone could still be growing.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

The primary benefit of dental implants is that they’re as close to a permanent solution for missing teeth as you can get. With care, your dental implants can last a lifetime. Other benefits of dental implants include:

  • Increased confidence
  • Improved comfort
  • Clearer speech
  • Improved dental health
  • Easier chewing

Dental implants can be less of a hassle than wearing impermanent dentures. Once the implant and your replacement crown are in place, you can brush and floss as you usually would and don’t need to worry about sterilizing dentures or using adhesives.

What’s involved in fitting dental implants?

First, Dr. Fine has to make sure you have enough healthy jawbone to hold the dental implants securely, so you need to have X-rays taken.

During the dental implant surgery, Dr. Fine will numb you to keep you comfortable. After your procedure, you need to eat only soft foods while the tissues around your dental implant heal.

The bone surrounding the dental implant grows in a process called osseointegration, which, when it’s complete, means your tooth is embedded securely in your jaw just like a natural tooth.

If you have a missing tooth or are facing a tooth extraction, talk to Dr. Fine about your suitability for dental implants. Call Howard I. Fine, DMD today.