Dental implants can restore your smile if you’ve lost one or more natural teeth. At Trump Village Dental in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, general dentist Vyacheslav Ripa, DDS, has over 20 years of experience surgically placing and restoring dental implants. Dental implants replace natural tooth roots, providing a strong foundation for crowns, bridges, or implant-anchored dentures. Call Trump Village Dental to schedule a dental implant consultation today, or book your appointment online.
Dentures and dental implants both replace missing permanent teeth, but they aren’t the same.
Dentures are removable appliances that rest on top of your gums. They’re held in place with a metal framework or denture glue.
Dental implants are titanium posts inserted into your empty tooth sockets. They replace your tooth roots and fuse with your bone, providing a base for dental restorations.
Dentures last five to seven years on average, but with good oral hygiene, dental implants last a lifetime.*
Dental implants offer many benefits, including:
Often, people find dental implants more comfortable than dentures. Because they integrate with your bone, dental implants don’t irritate or rub against your gums, like dentures.
To qualify for dental implants, you need healthy gums and enough bone to support the small titanium posts. If you have gum disease or not enough bone to support dental implants, Dr. Ripa treats those problems first.
For example, he might recommend scaling and root planing or a bone graft. Once your mouth can support dental implants without the risk of complications, Dr. Ripa moves forward with treatment.
Getting dental implants is a multi-step process.
First is the implant placement procedure. Dr. Ripa numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and inserts the dental implants into your empty tooth sockets. The number of implants you get depends on how many teeth are missing and the type of restoration you want. After surgery, your mouth heals for several months, allowing the implants to fuse with your bone.
You return to Trump Village Dental after the integration is complete. Dr. Ripa uses an intraoral camera to scan your mouth and sends your scans to a dental lab. Then, the lab manufactures a series of custom implant restorations.
When your dental implant restorations are finished, you visit Trump Village Dental for the third time. Dr. Ripa attaches the restorations to your implants and checks your bite. He then polishes your teeth and provides care instructions.
Call Trump Village Dental today to see if you can benefit from dental implants, or book your appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.