Why Dental Implants are an Excellent Teeth Replacement Option

NYC Dental Implants Replace Natural Teeth

There’s absolutely nothing like our natural teeth, but the truth is, most of us will lose a tooth, for one reason or another, as we age. In fact, approximately 125 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. No one should be walking around New York City without teeth.

If you’ve lost a tooth and are feeling a bit anxious and embarrassed, we know the feeling. Your smile and eating habits have been hampered. You need a fix that doesn’t tax your lifestyle or your wallet. We’re here to tell you that dental implants have become revolutionary for both patients and our NYC doctors, making them well worth every penny and minute it takes.

We want you to be proud of the teeth replacement method you choose. The choice you are comfortable with is the choice best for you. Consider the following factors that make dental implants a preferred teeth replacement method for many.

Dental Implants function like natural teeth.

Since dental implants are made of titanium—a metal that is biocompatible with bone—they have the rare ability to fuse with your jaw, acting as roots and anchoring your new tooth to your jawbone, much like the structure of natural teeth. As the implant screw continues to integrate with the bone over time, the implant will feel and look completely natural and even indistinguishable from your other teeth. Thanks to the complete fusion of the implant to your jaw, your new tooth will not slip or shift position but stay securely in place.

Dental Implants can last a lifetime.

The stability that results once an implant fully integrates with the jawbone makes them the most valuable teeth replacement option in the long run. Once placed, implants are here for good. After all, they won’t be lost or eaten by the dog, because they are never removed. While we cannot guarantee that implants last forever, with proper care, they have the potential to last a lifetime.

Dental Implants provide structure for adjacent teeth.

Did you know that most tooth replacement methods require the new tooth to rely on its neighbors? Bridges depend on adjacent teeth for support, and partial dentures occasionally cause stress on neighboring teeth and make them susceptible to decay. Quite the contrary for dental implants! Self-sufficient as they stand alone, implants help protect their neighbors by carrying their own load and aiding in the maintenance of jaw health (Read on.).

Dental Implants promote jaw health.

Your jawbone begins to lose its mass the moment you lose a tooth due to lack of stimulation. Living tissue, such as bone, requires stimulation (which teeth provide during chewing) to rebuild itself and stay healthy. When a jaw is left untreated after losing a tooth, it will begin to deteriorate. This makes it more difficult to place an implant in the future. Faces begin to take on an aged look prematurely and jaws become susceptible to fractures if many teeth are lost and not replaced. The prevention of bone mass deterioration is an advantage offered by no other teeth replacement method.

Dental Implants are low maintenance.

Perhaps, the most convenient benefit of dental implants is that they require only the same type of care you give your natural teeth—brushing twice and flossing once daily. Simply keep up on regular cleanings by your dentist, like you do for your natural teeth, and your implants will remain in good shape. While dentures require special creams, adhesives and overnight soaking, good oral hygiene and regular visits to one of our offices is all that is needed to maintain optimal oral health and to avoid gum disease.

Dental implants are, without question, an excellent teeth replacement option when it comes to safety, aesthetics, and simplicity. Truly a game changer, they allow you to eat, speak, and smile with full confidence. For more information regarding the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, call our NYC location today! Herald Square Dental Phone Number (212) 689-0024