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If you have great oral health, haven’t ever lost a tooth, or are otherwise not expecting to need restorative dentistry work done, you’re probably wondering why you should care about dental implants. After all, if you’re not going to use them, why bother learning?

Well, the truth is you don’t know if you’ll never use a dental implant. You may lose a tooth due to circumstances outside of your control, or have a close family member go through the experience. In that case, knowing all you can about dental implants is a good idea.

So let’s take a look at what Dr. Daria Royzman and Dr. Daniel Royzman in New York, New York, want you to know about implants.

What are they?
At their simplest, dental implants are exactly what they sound like. They’re fake teeth implanted into your gums. They’re a lot like dentures that just never come out, and don’t need constant refitting and adjustment.

Why would I need them?
Most people who need dental implants have had some serious tooth damage at some point. Whether it was accidental or resulted from tooth decay or gum disease, they’re likely using implants to replace lost or dead teeth.

In some cases, they can be used to replace teeth where a crown may have accomplished the same thing. The final decision to use an implant is between you and Dr. Daniel and Daria Royzman.

What’s the process like?
Implants are really easy to install. They’re just a titanium post, inserted directly into your gums where your old tooth was. Then, that post is capped with a crown, completing the look of a real tooth.

If you have more questions or think you may be a good fit for dental implants, don’t wait to contact our D & D Periodontal Associates, P.C. team at 212-759-7763.