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Treating Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

Missing teeth can lower your self-esteem and make you feel self-conscious. If you cannot smile without feeling awkward or you cannot comfortably chew food, it is time to replace those missing teeth with dental implants! The leading cause of tooth loss is gum disease, and missing teeth can make you extremely vulnerable to gum disease. If missing teeth are not replaced, the rest of the surrounding teeth and bone structure may weaken. Below are more reasons why individuals should replace missing teeth with dental implants:

A Dental Implant Restores The Entire Tooth

A majority of tooth replacements, such as dentures and dental bridges recreate the visible part of the tooth or the crown. These dentures might seem like a good idea initially, but it might lead to jaw degeneration. When a tooth is missing, the body by default starts to absorb nutrients from the jawbone because it senses there is no tooth. After a while, your face starts to get a sunken, pale look and the remaining teeth will begin shifting from their normal alignment.

Dental implants restore the whole tooth, from the root upwards. A titanium post is surgically placed into the jaw to mimic the root of the missing tooth. The titanium post gives the dental implant a strong foundation. It provides the jaw with support like the natural teeth, ensuring it keeps its natural shape and teeth stay aligned.

Dental Implants Can Replace Multiple Teeth

A patient might need to replace one tooth, while another might have to replace all teeth. Dental implants can easily replace any number of teeth. After the titanium posts have been placed into the jaw by minor surgery, the posts are attached to different prosthetics, which restore the number of teeth needed.

The prosthetics can be attached to one crown or a full set of teeth. The advantage of implants is their permanence, meaning you use the implants just like natural teeth.

Dental Implants Are Strong

Dentures and dental bridges use the neighboring teeth and gums for support. Dental implants are directly drilled into the jawbone. You cannot tell the implants apart from natural teeth. These implants allow you to eat a variety of foods and not worry about them breaking or falling out.

They Are Long-lasting

When a highly trained and experienced oral surgeon inserts the dental implants, they can last for 30 years or more. Most dental implant typically need to be replaced after 5 to 10 years, making them worth every penny you spend. Dental implants are by far the best method of complete tooth replacement. In comparison to other treatments, they are durable, secure, and have a natural appearance.

If you have missing teeth and you are considering dental implants, visit Guerrino Dentistry for quality dental implant services. Contact us in either one of our three branches at Hartsdale: (914) 358-5700, Mt. Vernon: (914) 699-6568 or Scarsdale at (914) 722-6500.