Dental Implants

88 Smile Designs

Edly Destine, D.D.S.

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Fleetwood, Mount Vernon, NY

After tooth loss, you need to replace the tooth quickly to maintain your dental health. Tooth replacement options include fixed bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Many patients love the implant option because it gives you a permanent replacement that works exactly like your natural teeth. At 88 Smile Designs in Mount Vernon, New York, the highly experienced dental care team are experts in custom dental implants, so book online or by phone now.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a surgical tooth replacement fixture that’s secured in your jaw. Dental implants work as a tooth root replacement and also as an anchor for a crown restoration in most cases. 

Sometimes, a dental implant works as an anchor for a dental bridge or denture, instead. Dental implants are made from biocompatible metal like titanium or a ceramic material like zirconia. These materials work well because they integrate into your jawbone naturally over time, giving your prosthetic excellent security and longevity. 


What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer a variety of great advantages, including: 


Dental implants support natural-looking crown tooth replacements. Your 88 Smile Designs care provider takes impressions and detailed images to get precise measurements before making your implant crown, ensuring that it looks just like your natural tooth did before, maybe better. 


Dental implants are like your own teeth, but stronger. They allow you to speak, eat, and smile with confidence. You don't have to remove them like dentures, and in fact, you treat them like your natural teeth.


An empty tooth socket will eventually cause a loss in the underlying bone. Over time, jawbone loss causes further oral health problems, including additional tooth loss and changes in facial structure. With dental implants, you maintain jaw integrity and facial contours.


Dental implants offer the best longevity of any tooth replacement option. In fact, they can last your whole life with good care. 

Although the dental implant cost is initially higher than other tooth replacement options, over the long run you’ll find that a dental implant is a good value since it’s so long-lasting. 


Am I a candidate for dental implants?

If you need a single tooth replacement or even a whole-mouth restoration, dental implants might be right the right option if you:

  • Have a healthy jaw
  • Have healthy gums
  • Want a permanent tooth replacement, not a removable one

Even if you’re not an ideal candidate at this time, talk to your 88 Smile Designs care provider about restoration options that might allow you to get implants later. 

To learn more about dental implants and how they can improve your smile, click the scheduler or call 88 Smile Designs today.