If you've experienced tooth loss due to an accident or advanced periodontal disease, it's important for you to know that there are options to restore your smile’s health and appearance. One of the best restorative options offered by cosmetic dentistry professionals is dental implants. Let's take a look at the many long-term benefits of dental implants:
Restored Ability to Chew
As soon as your mouth has recovered from dental implant surgery and you're ready to eat solid foods, you will instantly notice how much easier it is to chew than it was with dentures. Full or partial dentures are often loose-fitting and may prohibit the wearer from eating foods that can be difficult to bite into, like apples. An implant acts just like a natural tooth and will not restrict your diet.
Another benefit of dental implants is a renewed sense of self-confidence. Most clients who choose to use dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth report feeling proud of their post-operative smile and excited to share it with the world. If you avoid meeting new people or smiling in photographs because of your missing teeth, dental implants could be just what you need to regain your confidence.
Improved Health and Hygiene
When you receive dental implants to replace a lost tooth, you will improve the health of your entire mouth. Dental implants promote health and hygiene in the neighboring teeth by replacing an empty socket that would otherwise be the perfect breeding ground for plaque and bacteria. Furthermore, an implant prevents neighboring teeth from shifting and can slow bone resorption in the jaw.
Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C., and the team here at our Manhattan dentistry practice can help you determine whether dental implants are the right option for you. We offer full upper and lower, anterior, posterior, and single-tooth implants to our patients. To learn more about our services, visit our offices in the Chrysler Building or call (212) 661-9777.