There are over 50 million Americans who are missing one or more natural teeth. Modern dentistry provides an alternative to dentures or partials with implants. Dental implants offer patients that have lost teeth a "second chance". There have been tremendous advances in implant dentistry. And, also a tremendous amount of misinformation. So let's talk about contemporary implants.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! People can actually “Speak with their Smile today”. At Cosmetic Dentist of New York, thousands of patients have reported that Implants have changed their lives. Former denture wearers who had previously been forced to limit their diets to soft, mushy foods that didn’t interfere with their dentures are thrilled to be eating steak, corn on the cob and other foods that they had missed. Other implant patients report that they can laugh and smile with confidence again.
Dental Implant surgery has proved to be successful for hundreds of thousands of people over the years. Negative effects such bleeding, infection, injury to the nerve or sinus cavity or incomplete healing of the bone around the implant or implant failure are very rare.
Because dental implants are patterned after the structure of your natural teeth, they provide a highly stable support system for the replacement of teeth or dentures. If regular dentures or partial dentures are worn over a period of time they slip and slide and cause painful sore spots, gum loss or oral lesions.
We will be happy to meet with you to discuss with you will need to examine you to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. The things that we look for are:
- General good health
- Healthy gums
- Sufficient bone
- A positive attitude