Dental Implants Specialist

New Roc Dental

General Dentistry located in New Rochelle, NY

Dental implants can give patents a chance at a whole new smile. Even if teeth are missing or must be extracted, there’s now a natural-looking replacement available in the form of permanent dental implants. Ovral Wynter, DDS, at New Roc Dental in New Rochelle, New York, offers custom dental implants that will give patients a natural-looking and beautiful smile. Call the office today or make an appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that offer both cosmetic and functional advantages. Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth, as they’re installed in the jaw. Instead of having a natural root system, a dental implant has a titanium root system to hold it in place.

What is a dental implant made of?

A dental implant is made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that will fuse with the jaw bone seamlessly. The main part of the implant is the fixture, which acts as the root for the replacement tooth. The replacement tooth is also made from titanium and is screwed onto the base of the implant. The tooth part of the implant is also covered with a dental crown, which is typically made from porcelain.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution, which means many people prefer them over dentures. A dental implant won't shift or move, as it's tightly anchored into the jaw. Dental implants also offer the advantage of full functionality and can be treated just like a natural tooth: Patients can eat and speak normally, just as they would if their natural tooth were still there.

One of the major advantages of dental implants for many people is also cosmetic. When natural teeth are missing, it can make the face look hollow, but dental implants provide a natural-looking solution. Additionally, a dental implant won't have any cosmetic flaws like a natural tooth might. Many patients say that the biggest benefit of dental implants is the improved self-esteem that comes with having a full smile.

How does the dental implant procedure work?

If implants are considered, a consultation and evaluation will be done with Dr. Wynter, and x-rays will be taken to determine if the patient is a good candidate. That model provides the specific measurements needed to create a natural-looking replacement. Placing the implant or implants often requires just a single dental surgery, during which the patient is under a local anesthetic and a sedative. In other words, while the dental implant is being installed, there's no pain or discomfort.

Get your dental implant procedure in-house in the caring hands of Dr. Wynter and her friendly staff at New Roc Dental. Call the office today or make an appointment online.