Are you missing one or more teeth? If so your dentist will probably have talked to you about the importance of replacing them as soon as you can. Each tooth has a different role to play in the mouth and even losing a tooth right at the back where it cannot be seen, will have an effect on your remaining teeth. Traditionally missing teeth have been replaced using bridges or dentures, but dental implants are a far more modern way to address this problem.
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What are Dental Implants?Dental implants are the most advanced way to replace missing teeth and the finished implant will closely replicate a natural tooth. An implant consists of a titanium post which is inserted into the jawbone during a small implants surgical procedure. Titanium is used as this metal is highly biocompatible and will easily integrate with the jawbone. Once the implant post has integrated or fused with the jawbone it can be fully restored with the replacement tooth. This is done through an abutment being attached to the dental implant post and which will support the replacement restoration. There are many different types of abutments that may be used, depending on the final restoration of the tooth. If a single tooth is being restored, the abutment will look a little like a very small stubby post that protrudes just above the gums.
Can Dental Implants be used to Replace Any Tooth?Dental implants can be used to restore single or multiple teeth as treatment is highly versatile. Implants are ideal for replacing a single tooth as they will only have a positive effect on the remaining teeth and can prove more cost effective in the longer term than having a dental bridge. Dental implants are equally good for replacing multiple teeth, restoring the ability to eat, talk and smile. If you have full upper or lower dentures then you chose to do away with these completely, replacing the denture with a fixed bridge, or alternatively you can have an implant retained denture that will clip onto the implants so it is held firmly in place.
Why Chose Dental Implants?Dental implants are easily the most secure and long-lasting way to replace teeth. A well-cared for dental implant can last for decades or even for life. (see: Tooth Implants Aftercare) An implant restored tooth will look and feel very natural and you should be able to eat whatever you want. When used to secure implant supported dentures, implants can provide a high degree of stability, enabling a much wider range of foods to be enjoyed. In addition, there will be no fears about dentures moving around at awkward moments so users will be able to enjoy life to the full once again. Dental implants are also a very healthy way to replace missing teeth as they will preserve the jawbone, protecting it from bone loss which occurs soon after natural teeth are lost.
For more information about dental implants options offered in Midtown, NYC as well as periodontal treatment options, please contact our Manhattan, NYC center:
D & D Periodontal Associates, P.C.
57 W 57th St #605
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 759-7763