Published: 07/18/2019
A dentist explaining the structure of a dental implant to a female patient by using a model

What Is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are artificial teeth placed into your natural bone. Just like your natural teeth, dental implants are part root and part tooth.

The artificial roots of the dental implants are metal screws that are installed into your jawbone to mimic a natural tooth root. Then, the artificial teeth are installed into the jawbone via the artificial roots.

By this two-step process, a professional surgeon is able to install new teeth in your mouth that are as good as new.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants have many physical and emotional benefits. Many patients report increased confidence, self-esteem, and happiness associated with their new smile and health.

Patients also experience the ease of eating that the new implants provide compared to their old decayed or missing teeth.

A couple of other amazing benefits of dental implants are the prevention of additional bone loss and the convenience of a lifetime solution.

Healing Time

Most people are able to heal completely in a few months. The healing process takes some time because the process depends on the bone’s ability to grow and fuse with the installed implant to provide maximal support.

The site of the operation should heal within a few weeks, but all the benefits of receiving dental implants may only be apparent after a few months.

Am I a Candidate?

If you suffer from tooth loss, tooth decay, tooth damage, missing teeth, and are past your formative years, dental implants may be the ideal solution for you. Dental implants are long-lasting and restorative solutions.


Dental implants are durable, convenient, and cost-effective solutions in the long-term, when compared to dentures or tooth bridges. The exact cost of the dental implant procedure will vary with each procedure, so contact us below to get an estimate today.

At Shore Smiles Dental, we put our patients first and seek to give you the best quality dentistry we can. If we can help you learn more about dentistry options or schedule a consultation for you, contact us now or call us at 516-797-0300.

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