Elite Dental & Denture PC
Dr. Raminder Singh
General Dentistry & Denture Specialist located in Cortland, NY
Missing teeth leave unsightly holes in your smile and can cause serious harm to your oral health. If you’re missing teeth, you should consider replacing them with dental implants. Raminder Singh, DDS, and the team of dental professionals at Elite Dental & Denture PC in Cortland, New York, can give you your smile back with just a few easy appointments. Schedule a visit at their state-of-the-art clinic today by calling the office or booking online.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a revolutionary technology for replacing missing teeth. They’re small, titanium posts that are surgically implanted in your jawbone, where they function as artificial tooth roots.
Your body doesn’t recognize titanium as a foreign substance, so your jawbone actually fuses with the dental implant after your surgery. Once fused, your implant serves as a sturdy foundation for a restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures, and provides all of the same health benefits as a natural tooth root.
Why should I get dental implants?
Dental implants can drastically improve both the cosmetic and functional elements of your smile. When combined with a crown, bridge, or dentures, dental implants replace your missing teeth with a solution that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth. They also don’t require any special maintenance, and can be cared for just like the rest of your teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings.
Compared to other restorative options, dental implants also have a number of advantages. Unlike dentures, dental implants are more firmly connected to your smile, so they won’t slip around or feel bulky in your mouth. And unlike a bridge, the procedure for placing your dental implants doesn’t require the removal of any enamel from your teeth.
Dental implants also provide healthy stimulation to your jawbone, which prevents the bone loss typically associated with missing teeth.
What’s the process for getting dental implants?
First, the team at Elite Dental & Denture PC takes an X-ray of your smile to determine the best location for your implant. Next, your dentist makes a tiny incision in your gums and drills a small hole in your jawbone. They insert the implant directly into your bone socket, stitch up your incision, and send you home to heal.
Your implant fuses with your jawbone over the next few months, at which point you come back to get your abutment. Your abutment is a small post that connects to your implants, sticks up and out from your gumline, and holds your restoration.
As soon as you’ve healed from your abutment placement, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth that’s used to fabricate your crown, bridge, or permanent dentures, then seals your restoration in place with dental cement. You’ll leave the office with a smile that looks and feels like it was never missing a tooth in the first place.
Don’t wait any longer to give yourself a full and healthy smile. Schedule your implant consultation today by calling the office of Elite Dental & Denture PC or booking a visit online.
Dentures are an excellent way to rediscover your smile, and when it comes to keeping your new smile stable and secure in your mouth, there’s no better alternative than All-on-4® implants. If you’re considering getting All-On-4 implants, schedule a visit with Raminder Singh, DDS, and the denture experts at Elite Dental & Denture PC in Cortland, New York. They can work with you to make sure your All-On-4 experience is as easy and effective as possible. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
What is All-on-4 implants?
All-On-4 implants is a revolutionary system that connects your dentures to your mouth with dental implants. With only four strategically placed implants, the All-On-4 system keeps your dentures secured to your smile more comfortably than traditional means, like suction or adhesive. It also provides a variety of benefits for your overall oral health.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are tiny screws or posts that are implanted into your jaw. They’re made from a biocompatible material, typically titanium, that allows your jawbone to fuse to your implant as you heal.
Because implants effectively become a part of your jawbone, they serve as a strong and stable foundation for a restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures. They essentially function as artificial tooth roots, holding your teeth in place and providing healthy stimulation to your jawbone.
What are the benefits of All-on-4 implants?
All-On-4 implants tend to feel more comfortable in your mouth than dentures that are held with suction or adhesive. Because your dental implants are actually connected to the structures of your mouth, All-On-4 implants more closely mimic the form and function of a natural smile. This makes your All-On-4 implants easier to speak and chew with, and eliminates the bulky sensation or the feeling that your dentures are slipping around in your mouth.
All-On-4 implants are actually better for your oral health, too. When you wear traditional dentures, your jawbone doesn’t get the healthy stimulation that your tooth roots normally provide. This leads to bone loss in your jaw, which can cause your facial muscles to cave in and create a sunken-in appearance. All-On-4 implants continue to provide your jawbone with that healthy stimulation, which helps to preserve the health of your bone tissue and the appearance of your face.
What’s the process for getting All-on-4 implants?
The team at Elite Dental & Denture PC first takes an X-ray or CT scan to determine the exact location where your implants will go. Then, they make an incision in your gums, drill a hole in your jawbone, and insert your implant in your bone socket. They stitch up the surgery site and send you home to heal while your implant fuses with your jawbone.
After your implant has fused, you come back to get your abutment. Your abutment is a small post that sticks up out of your gums and connects your dentures to your implants. Once your abutment is placed, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth and sends that impression off to a lab that custom-designs your dentures.
When your dentures come back from the lab, the team at Elite Dental & Denture PC affixes them to your implants, giving you a beautiful and healthy new smile.
Get started with your All-On-4 implants today by calling the office or booking a visit online.