Dental Implants Specialist

Liana Smiles

Liana Stein, DDS

Dentist located in Staten Island, NY

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Liana Stein, DDS, at LianaSmiles creates dental implants for patients of all ages. Located in Staten Island, New York, LianaSmiles's exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. If you're ready to learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants, for many patients, are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a titanium post that's surgically anchored to your jawbone, beneath the gum line. This screw-like post is like the root of your new tooth. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, Dr. Stein mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. Because the implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide firm support for artificial teeth and don't shift around the mouth like some removable dentures.

These metal posts also work to help dentures, crowns, and bridges stay solidly attached to your jaw.

Why are dental implants so popular?

On top of performing, looking, and feeling like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:

  • Offer a cost-effective solution for replacing a missing tooth
  • Help retain your natural face shape and smile
  • Protect your healthy jawbone
  • Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
  • Don’t slip out of your mouth
  • Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
  • Aren't vulnerable to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement

Who are candidates for dental implants?

Whether you're missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. That's why dental implants are a fantastic solution for adults, not children.

You might also be a perfect candidate for implants if you're irritated by dentures that slip, or if it's time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Men or women who desire a more durable, long-term answer to dental work problems may be suitable candidates for implants. Meet with Dr. Stein to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.

Ready to take the first step toward a more comfortable, confident smile? Call LianaSmiles or schedule an appointment online.

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