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A dental implant is comprised of three components that together mimic the appearance and function of a single natural tooth. This video describes what these components are and how they work together.
The first part is the titanium implant. This piece of the dental implant goes into the jaw where it bonds with the surrounding bone. The second part is the abutment. Once the titanium implant is securely in the jawbone, the dentist screws the abutment into it. This abutment provides a foundation for the last part, the crown. The crown is typically made from porcelain, which allows it to closely resemble a natural tooth.
Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates can help you have a great-looking smile once more. To schedule a consultation with a dentist about your dental implant options, call our Manhattan office at (888) 803-3767.
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Missing teeth doesn’t mean you can’t have a winning smile. Individuals who have lost one or more teeth now have several options to restore their smiles and return their ability to eat and speak with ease. Depending on your dental needs, your dentist can provide either denture or dental implant solutions. Both offer numerous advantages for those who have missing teeth due to trauma or disease.
Dentures are a great option for individuals who have lost one, a few, or even all of their teeth. Partial dentures can blend in easily with a patient’s teeth, and complete dentures can replicate a full set of natural teeth. Dentures can be issued either immediately following a tooth extraction procedure or in the ensuing weeks. In either case, the patient does not have to wait an extended period of time for treatment. Prospective patients should note that dentures require daily care to ensure their continued ability to approximate natural teeth. Some individuals may also find that it takes a few weeks to adjust to wearing dentures while eating or speaking.
Dental implants can be an ideal solution for individuals who want a permanent remedy to their lost teeth. Like dentures, dental implants can also be used in the event that a patient loses only a single tooth or several of them. Because implants are inserted into the jawbone, patients may find that the entire dental implant process requires several months to allow the bone to heal and solidify with the implants. Once the dental implants are in place, individuals need only take care of them as they would their natural teeth. If they are properly maintained, dental implants can last several decades.
Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates provide both denture and dental implant services to patients in the greater Manhattan region. Don’t let your missing teeth get in the way of your smile satisfaction. Call (888) 803-3767 to set up an appointment with one of our dentists.
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A confident smile improves your self-image and allows you to enjoy every day of your life without worrying about your teeth. You can find more information about smile improvement and restoration by clicking through these helpful web resources:
Dental bonding and veneers are both cosmetic options to repair or improve your smile. You can read through the differences between these two procedures to help you make your decision in this article.
Many first-time dentures wearers experience common discomforts as they acclimate to their new smile. For tips on overcoming these challenges, visit DentureLiving.com.
Dental bonding is a fast and easy way to improve the appearance of teeth. You can find more details about dental bonding and what to expect from the procedure on SimpleStepsDental.com.
Dentures should be removed at night for cleaning and to allow your mouth and gums to rest. This page on EverydayHealth.com explains further why you should be removing your dentures.
Dental bonding restores damaged or worn tooth enamel for function and appearance. WebMD.com provides more information about tooth enamel erosion and restoration.
Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates provide comprehensive dental care including teeth cleaning, dental implants, Invisalign, and more in Manhattan, New York City. Whether you’re looking to maintain or improve the look of your smile, our dentists will help you to find the right treatment to fit your needs. Contact us by calling (888) 803-3767 or by visiting our website.
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With the right care, your dentures will last for years and provide you with confidence whenever you eat, smile, or speak. Your dentist’s office can supply you with the information and tools you need to keep your dentures in good shape. Following a few easy steps at home each day will prevent plaque buildup and stains from detracting from the appearance of your dentures and your smile.
Remove Your Dentures Every Night
Your dentures should be removed at night. This is for both cleaning purposes and to allow your gum and palate tissues to rest and breathe. Removing your dentures decreases the likelihood of mouth sores as well as wear during the night if you clench your jaw in your sleep. Store your dentures in a safe place in a hard case, and don’t leave them where children or pets can access them.
Clean Your Dentures Regularly
Remove your dentures and brush them after every meal. Use only a soft-bristled toothbrush or denture brush and toothpaste designed for dentures, as the wrong tools can damage them. Ask your dentist if you aren’t sure which products you should be using. You can use fizzing denture cleaning tablets as needed to dislodge food particles and buildup before brushing.
Visit Your Dentist
Maintaining regular dental checkups is an important aspect of denture care. Your dentist will examine your mouth and your dentures for wear or problems. Over time, the fit of your dentures will need to be adjusted; only a dental professional should perform an adjustment. Dentures are designed to last five to ten years before replacement. Your dentist will tell you when it’s time for you to have a new pair of dentures made.
Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates of Manhattan proudly provide comprehensive dental care for all of our patients. If you’d like to learn more about dentures and denture care, contact us today at (888) 803-3767 to schedule an appointment, or visit our website for more denture and dental care tips.
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The root canal is the space inside a tooth that contains the dental pulp, which is the living tissue of the tooth. When the pulp becomes damaged or diseased, root canal treatment may be necessary to save your tooth from extraction.
During this procedure, your dentist uses a drill to access the root canals of the tooth and extract the diseased pulp. The tooth is cleaned out and sealed off and capped with a crown. You can learn more about this dental treatment by watching this video.
Don’t let tooth pain disrupt your life—visit Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates for comfortable, professional treatment of dental problems. Our dental practice focuses on creating and maintaining healthy, beautiful smiles for children, teens, and adults. Visit our website or call (888) 803-3767 to learn more about the services we offer.