When patients ask about their options for replacing missing teeth or other tooth loss concerns, dental implants are almost always at the center of our discussion. Why? Because dental implants are the closest thing to your natural teeth. Once a dental implant is fully healed it looks and functions just like your other teeth.
Replacing a missing tooth is about more than just cosmetic dentistry. Your dental implant surgery requires a thorough investigation of your dental health. A number of factors will affect whether you are a good candidate for a dental implant procedure. Periodontal disease, gum tissue, and bone loss are all conditions that can affect your qualification as a recipient for dental implants.
Of course, there are options for patients who have gum tissue or bone loss problems. A bone or gum tissue graft may provide the stability needed for implant placement. When you want to replace missing teeth with implants, your oral health is an important factor. For patients who have complex dental issues, dentures or implant-supported dentures may be a good alternative.
The difference between dentures and implants
There are significant differences between dentures and dental implants. It’s hard to beat the convenience and durability of dental implants but if your goal is replacement teeth, there are other factors to consider. Cost is one of them. Implants are generally more costly than dentures but dentures need to be replaced every few years. Dental implants by contrast are long lasting.
Advancements in denture technology have dramatically increased their function and comfort. Still, you will grapple with fit from time to time and they may limit what you can eat. They also need to be cleaned regularly and are removable, unlike dental implants which are permanent. Dentures must rely on the health and sturdiness of your adjacent teeth or tooth implants to remain in place.
Dental implants are more like your natural teeth in that they are fastened to your jaw bone. Just like regular teeth, dental implants need to be kept clean and free of food and debris. Regular flossing and brushing is essential. Improperly fitted dentures can increase the risk of developing cavities and infections.
Depending on your overall dental health, dentures may be your only option. Implant dentistry involves assessment of your jaw bone, facial structure, lower and upper teeth, and any tooth loss. Bone loss or periodontal disease can disqualify you as a recipient for even a single tooth implant.
Our New York City dental specialists can help you with affordable dental implants, traditional dental implants, a single tooth replacement, two implants, or the permanent replacement of one or more teeth.
Are you are a good candidate for dental implants?
If you are looking to replace missing teeth, or if you want to speak with a competent and experienced cosmetic dentistry expert to understand your options, call our office today.
Our cosmetic dentists can determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants at our NYC center. For dental implants, procedures can be simple and straight forward or they can require advanced treatment to address bone loss which can be provided by an experienced restorative dentist.
Whether your restoration involves one tooth or multiple teeth, our cosmetic dentist will complete a full assessment of your mouth, teeth and gums. The success of your dental implant surgery is dependent on the accuracy of this preliminary analysis.
Patients missing teeth can get information about implant supported bridges, partial dentures, an upper denture, dental crown or other permanent solution for their tooth loss. If you are looking for an experienced NYC dental expert to assist you, please call our office.
Missing teeth can cause problems
Our cosmetic dentist will tell you, missing teeth can cause infection and other oral problems. A missing tooth leaves behind an empty socket that is prone to bacterial invasion. Dental implants and implant supported dentures keep your teeth from drifting out of place. Shifting teeth can cause uneven wear to tooth enamel and dental pain. They can also affect your adjacent teeth and bite alignment.
Our dental office will assess your missing tooth and remaining teeth to determine if dental implants can be a permanent solution to your problem.
A dental implant functions just like your natural teeth!
Below are some of the benefits associated with dental implant prosthetics:
- No uncomfortable dentures
- Anchored to bone just like a natural tooth
- Advanced replacement for missing teeth
- Durable, comfortable and practical
- Close to 100% success rate
- Easy to maintain
- Look and feel like your own teeth
- Can be used for implant supported dentures
- Eat a variety of foods
There are many benefits associated with our NYC dental implants. These are just some of them. Keep in mind, dental implants aren’t for every patient. Talk to our NYC dental implants dentist to fully understand your options. They will discuss cost, payment options and whether you can use dental insurance.
Do I need to see a dental implant specialist for my procedure?
Sometimes dental specialists are required to plan and execute your implant surgery. For instance, you may want a board certified periodontist to be involved. Ultimately, the dental expert you engage will be dictated by your needs. It’s possible the services of a periodontist or an oral surgeon may be required to assist in the procedure.
If your dental implant surgery is more basic, you may be comfortable with a regular or cosmetic dentist to complete the procedure. The cost of your dental implants depends in part on the level of expertise and training of the restorative dentist.
Emergency Dental Pros will guide you to the dental expert that is right for your implant dentistry needs.
The best time to call for a dental implant consultation is now!
Whether you are looking for regular tooth implants, implant supported bridges, or other prosthetic replacement teeth, our New York dentists can help. We offer extended office hours for your convenience.
Call our dentistry experts to find out if you qualify for the best replacement tooth option there is. We are open Monday through Sunday to handle all your questions and concerns. Putting off treatment is not going to make the problem go away.
Dental implants can dramatically change the way you look and feel. Call our office today!
Emergency Dental Pros – Dental Implants
85 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002, United States