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Dental Implants

Hartsdale Dental Care

Andrew Woo, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Hartsdale, NY

If you have missing teeth, dental implants can give you the beautiful, natural-looking smile you deserve. At Hartsdale Dental Care in Hartsdale, New York, cosmetic dentist Andrew Woo, DDS, and his expert team specialize in dental implant placement to restore your smile and self-confidence. Schedule a consultation with Hartsdale Dental Care by phone or book online today to determine if dental implants are right for you.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants can replace missing teeth or are severely damaged and require extraction. Such implants are titanium artificial tooth roots that support teeth that look, function, and feel just like natural teeth. Dental implants are sturdy and long-lasting prosthetics that can restore and perfect your smile. 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Some of the various benefits associated with dental implants include:

  • Elimination of tooth gaps
  • Easier chewing
  • Clearer speech
  • No adjacent teeth shifting
  • Improved facial contours and symmetry
  • More self-confidence
  • A better quality of life

Dental implants can anchor crowns, bridges, partial dentures, or full dentures to give you the beautiful complete set of teeth you desire.

Are dental implants right for me?

Dr. Woo and his team determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants after a comprehensive dental examination. They evaluate your teeth and gums, take dental X-rays, review your oral health history, and discuss your desired outcome.

If you don’t have the adequate bone structure for dental implant placement, you might require a bone graft. If you have loose or severely decaying teeth, Dr. Woo can first remove those teeth during extraction. 

What should I expect during dental implant placement?

When you arrive for dental implant placement at Hartsdale Dental Care, you relax in a comfortable room. 

Dr. Woo numbs the treatment area, so you don’t feel any pain. He makes tiny incisions and inserts metal posts into your jawbone. Over time, the bone heals around the implants to secure them in place and create a solid foundation for your new teeth.

Hartsdale Dental Care providers can digitally scan your mouth, allowing a dental lab to create custom crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures. When your new teeth are ready, Dr. Woo can secure them to the implants, creating a full set of natural-looking teeth and an aesthetically pleasing smile.

How should I care for dental implants at home?

Care for your new implants by brushing your teeth at least two times a day and flossing once a day. See the Hartsdale Dental Care team for routine dental visits and teeth cleaning. Wear a mouthguard at night if you’re a teeth grinder, and don’t chew on ice or other hard objects. Call the Hartsdale Dental Care office if your dental implants get damaged or become loose.

Don’t live with missing teeth when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with Hartsdale Dental Care by phone or book online to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants.