5 Benefits of Dental Implants

5 Benefits of Dental Implants

If you’re missing one or more teeth, rest assured you’re not alone. Despite all of the advancements in dental technology and treatments over the last few decades, along with more awareness than ever about the dangers of gum disease, millions of Americans are living with full or partial tooth loss. 

Whether you’re missing teeth due to an oral health issue or trauma from an accident or sports injury, there are several options available to fix your smile and improve your oral health in the process. 

At Manhasset Dental Arts, our dentists Dr. Elizabeth Abrams, Dr. Michael Abrams, and our team of specialists recommend dental implants to qualified patients at our office in Manhasset, New York.

5 benefits of dental implants

There are many benefits and advantages to choosing dental implants. Here are five benefits to consider if you’re deciding whether dental implants might be a good option for you:

They’re the closest thing to a real tooth

The implant consists of a small titanium screw that acts like the root, which secures the crown in place and allows you to eat and drink whatever you want. It also helps to keep the rest of your teeth from shifting and prevents the bone loss that naturally occurs whenever you lose a tooth.

They help to keep your gums healthy 

Speaking of bone loss, implants help to maintain the bone density in your jaw, which is one of the most important factors in lowering your risk of gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) in the future. 

They feel and function just like your natural teeth

Dental implants are not a quick process, and you should expect the healing period to last several months. But once they’re in, implants feel and function just like your natural teeth, so you can forget that you ever dealt with tooth loss in the first place!

They’re a long term solution to tooth loss

With proper care, implants are meant to be a permanent and long-term solution to tooth loss. The results are different for everyone, and you may have to fix or replace the cosmetic crown at some point, but once they’re in, you can relax and enjoy your new smile!

They can correct full or partial tooth loss

Implants are versatile, so you can get one to replace a single tooth, or to support a set of full or partial dentures!

Are you a good candidate for dental implants?

If you’re ready to take control of your smile and oral health, the next step is to schedule an appointment. After a comprehensive dental exam, including X-rays to determine if you have enough bone density to support an implant, our team will recommend the next step. If you have significant bone loss, a bone graft may be necessary to prepare you for the implant. 

In general, healthy adults with no serious underlying health issues that might interfere with the healing process or increase the risk of infections, are good candidates for implants. Dental implants are not recommended if you smoke (in case you need an incentive to quit!) and will require that you commit to a good oral hygiene routine and follow-up care after you receive your implants. 

For more information about dental implants and to find out if they’re a good tooth replacement option for you, contact Manhasset Dental Arts today to schedule an appointment.

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