It is unfortunate when someone loses a permanent tooth due to an injury or mishap such as biting into something hard, but it can happen. In addition, some people are born with a missing tooth or a large gap and decide to address it at some point in their lives. Tooth loss can be due to poor hygiene or dental care, the natural process of aging, as well as an accident. Thankfully, with cosmetic dentistry, missing teeth can be replaced and one of those dental solutions is with dental implants.
Dental implants are the closest way a patient can get the look and feel of a healthy, natural-looking tooth. They allow patients to go on with their daily lives of eating, laughing, and smiling without worrying about their missing tooth or teeth! Dr. Marianna Farber is a highly recommended cosmetic dentist in the New York City area. Founder of Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in 2001, she is a highly skilled dentist and has restored many smiles that are missing a tooth or more than one tooth with dental implants. If you have lost a tooth or several teeth, here is some information on why dental implants may be the right solution for you to get your smile back!
Dental implants explained
A dental implant is basically an artificial tooth and root that is attached to the jawbone in order to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It is the strongest type of dental device or solution available to replace missing teeth. A screw type device or metal post simulates a root that is attached to the natural bone of the jaw and becomes a sturdy base for an artificial tooth or crown or for several teeth a bridge to be placed on top. Implant-supported devices are a way to restore a patient’s smile or bite by providing replacement teeth that are like natural teeth without any food restrictions!
The natural replacement
An implant, whether it be a crown or bridge even partial permanent denture, is a great way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It feels more natural for patients when eating, brushing or doing normal daily activities. When a patient talks or smiles, there is no way to tell the difference between their natural teeth and an implant. Dental implants are also the only dental restoration option that actual stimulates bone growth by preserving the natural jawbone. When done by a qualified, experienced New York City cosmetic dentist like Dr. Farber, dental implants are the safest and surest way to get dental work that looks like it is your own!
Dental implants provide a solid foundation for the permanent device of a crown or bridge. Once the implanted metal post(s) have adhered to the jawbone and gum line, implants provide the foundation that gives patients the peace of mind that their new device will be stable and in place just like their normal teeth. It also eliminates the concern and self-conscious feeling of having missing teeth stand in the way of a good smile.
Long-lasting and non-disruptive to other teeth
The two main reasons so many patients throughout New York City enjoy their dental implants is that they last and they don’t bother other surrounding teeth. The implant process doesn’t harm adjacent teeth and leaves healthy teeth surrounding the implant area untouched. The titanium posts, secured into the jawbone, are a material that will never corrode or decay while providing a solid foundation to allow patients to go about their normal, daily life. Dental implants are just like normal teeth even though they are artificial. They are an excellent dental solution to fill in the gaps of missing teeth so patients can feel more confident with their smile for a lifetime!
Implant-supported restorations are crafted and designed even with the color in mind to mimic a patient’s other teeth. One of the concerns with patients is they want their new tooth or teeth to look natural and like their own. Dental implants provide patients with the resolution of removing those gaps they had in their smile while providing them with a natural-looking solution to their dental issues. In most cases, no one will even notice which one of your teeth is real or an implant!
Implants are just like your normal teeth. You brush and floss them on a daily basis and go about your day eating and drinking what you want. No need for extra care or need to change up your daily routine of dental hygiene care. Just be cautious of drinking coffee or red wine, as the durable, ceramic tooth implant is just like your regular teeth and can be susceptible to staining if not cared for properly with daily brushing and flossing.
If you are missing one tooth or have a couple missing, dental implants can restore your smile and rejuvenate your appearance. Boost your self-confidence and don’t hide behind your missing teeth anymore! Patients after getting dental implants find themselves laughing and enjoying life more with their new look. New York City-based cosmetic dentist, Dr. Marianna Farber, with Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry will provide you a customized plan to restore your smile and replace your missing teeth with implants so you can feel good again. If you are interested in dental implants, call or schedule a consultation with Dr. Farber today!