Dental implants have the highest patient success rate of tooth replacement options. Most dentists recommend dental implants because of their stability and ability to resemble a natural looking smile. Riverhead dentist Dr. Sal Lotardo does both the surgical and restorative aspects of the dental implant procedure in his Riverhead Dental office. At Bella Smiles in Riverhead, NY, we are dedicated to providing personalized, state of the art dental care to each of our patients. Dr. Lotardo will examine your smile to determine if dental implants are right for you. If dental implants are not right for you, we also offer dental bridges and dentures as an alternative to dental implants. If you want to find a tooth replacement option that is right for you; visit Bella Smiles in Riverhead, NY. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call (631) 574-3898
Dental implants are made of titanium and placed into the jaw bone, which mimics the natural tooth root. Over time the dental implant will fuse with the jaw bone, creating a stable foundation for a dental crown, bridge, or denture.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- natural looking
- allows patients to eat and speak without fear of slippage
- prevents further jaw bone loss
- does not rely on adhesives
- can last year with proper care
Receiving Dental Implants
Dr. Lotardo performs all aspects of the dental implant procedure in his Riverhead office. Dr. Lotardo will ensure patients get the care they need during their dental implant process in order to restore their smile.During your initial consultation, Dr. Lotardo will examine your teeth, review your dental history, and address and any dental concerns you may have. He will then develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Dr. Lotardo will surgically place the dental implants into the jaw bone. It will take approximately 3- to 6 months for the dental implants to heal. Once the dental implants heal, Dr. Lotardo will attach a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture as your final restoration. Depending the number of teeth you are missing, Dr. Lotardo will attach a crown for a single missing tooth; a dental bridge for consecutive missing teeth; and a denture for a full bottom or top arch of missing teeth.