Dental Implants


If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, you’re not alone. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one permanent tooth, and 40 million of them are missing all of their teeth. Fortunately, the dental team at White Plains Family Dentistry, in White Plains, New York, provides customized dental implants to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile. Call White Plains Family Dentistry or schedule a consultation online today to find out if dental implants are right for you.

What are Dental Implants?


Dental implants are natural-looking replacement teeth that your dentist places directly into your jaw. An implant consists of a titanium post, a prosthetic tooth replacement, and an abutment to connect them. Your dental implants look and function just like your natural teeth and you take care of them in the same manner with daily brushing and flossing.

Dental implant posts are made of titanium because the metal is uniquely biocompatible. This means that it bonds with your bone in a process called osseointegration to create a solid foundation for your prosthetic tooth replacement.


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What is the Dental Implant Process?


After an initial consultation, including 3D images made with state-of-the-art cone beam technology, your dentist plans the placement and design of your implants. Imaging studies such as cone beam technology and X-rays, provide detailed information about your mouth and jaw allowing your dentist to create a customized solution to your tooth loss and anticipate any potential complications including bone density issues.

Once your plan is in place and you’re ready to move onto to the implant process, your dentist surgically places the implant into your jawbone. Next comes a healing period in which the post bonds with your jawbone as your gums heal. Once your dental implant has bonded with your jawbone your prosthetic tooth replacement is attached to your dental implant post to complete your smile.

If you’re getting a full arch restoration, your dentist provides you with a temporary prosthetic the day of your surgery and a permanent arch is placed once your implants are securely in place.

If you need a bone grafting procedure to strengthen your jaw before your dentist starts the implantation process, you’ll have additional appointments for the procedure and follow-up X-rays, cone beam 3D imaging, and bone scans.


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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?


Your dentist at White Plains Family Dentistry determines if you’re a good candidate for dental implants during your consultation. If you’re considering a permanent solution for replacing your missing teeth, it’s time to make an appointment with the dental implant specialists. Thanks to advances in dental implant technology, dental implants are an accessible option for just about everyone.

Whether you’re missing one tooth or all 32, dental implants are a long-lasting, natural-looking replacement option with many benefits. Call White Plains Family Dentistry or make an appointment online today to find out if dental implants are right for you.


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White Plains, NY 10606
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