The placement of dental implants is a safe, modern, and lasting way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are pure titanium fixtures that are surgically implanted into the jaw to serve as bases for crowns, bridges, or dentures. Once an implant has integrated into the jaw, a post is secured to it to provide support for the restoration.
Implants have provided thousands of people with beautiful, natural looking smiles by replacing their missing or badly damaged teeth. In addition to enhancing a person’s appearance, dental implants have been proven to:
- Restore nearly all of a person’s chewing strength and eliminate any previous discomfort
- Prevent gum damage from occurring when teeth on either side of a gap shift from their normal position
- Eliminate speech impediments caused by missing teeth
- Strengthen the treated area of the smile
At our practice, we specialize in creating healthy new smiles through the placement of dental implants. Dr. Elkowitz’s credentials in this area of dentistry include membership in the Academy of Osseointegration and advanced post-doctoral study in implantology. He is also an instructor in the Division of Prosthodontics at North Shore University Hospital. Through his expertise in various types of implant placement, Dr. Elkowitz has provided numerous people with full, vibrant smiles.
If you have lost one or more of your teeth and would like to learn more about how dental implants could rejuvenate your appearance and provide you with a strong, healthy smile, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.