Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that offers a number of benefits to dental patients. If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants may be the ideal solution to restore your smile. Talk to your dentist and check out the information below to learn about the advantages dental implants can offer you.
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants truly function like your natural teeth. Rather than sitting on top of the gums, each dental implant has a titanium anchor that is placed directly into the jaw bone. The bone fuses around the anchor, providing a secure root for the tooth replacement. This means that dental implants won’t have a negative effect on the surrounding gums and teeth. Additionally, the jaw bone will not deteriorate like it does when lost teeth are replaced with dentures.
Dentures need to be removed and cleaned each day and refitted periodically, while dental bridges may need to be replaced after five to seven years. Dental implants, on the other hand, can last for over a decade with proper care. To care for dental implants, you just need to maintain a regular oral hygiene routine with twice daily brushing, daily flossing, and biannual dental checkups. In addition, you’ll never have to worry about dental implants slipping out of place when you are eating or speaking.
Dental implants not only function like natural teeth, but they also look like natural teeth. The crown that sits on top of each dental implant is custom-made to match the shape and color of your natural teeth. Once you have dental implants, it will be impossible for other people to tell that you were ever missing teeth.
Don’t let missing teeth impact your smile and your self-confidence. Dr. Kenn Kakosian D.D.S., P.C. can help you enjoy a healthy and complete smile once again with dental implants. To schedule a dental implant consultation, call our NYC dentist’s office at (212) 661-9777.