Technology in dentistry has improved dramatically over the last several decades. Rather than needing to send out for physical x-rays, digital x-rays are taken in the office and observed on a computer. Instead of waiting for crowns, digital dental technology allows all-ceramic crowns to be completed in a single office visit. Digital dentistry has also improved tooth-replacement options for adults with missing teeth.
It used to be that if a patient was missing teeth the only option for replacement was a full or partial denture or a bridge. That is no longer the case. There are many reasons dental implants are usually the best option for replacing missing teeth. They vary in importance from person to person based on lifestyle, however the following three are of major consideration for most patients.
1. Comfort – Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants feel as comfortable as a patient’s natural teeth and can be brushed and flossed like natural teeth. In addition, dental implants improve chewing capabilities, as a dental implant won’t move while chewing denture no-no’s like corn on the cob.
2. Appearance – When people replace a lost tooth with dental implants, they feel much more confident in their smile. This is because dental implants are great matches to natural teeth and are well-camouflaged so that no one will be able to tell the patient is missing a tooth or even several teeth.
3. Stationary Placement – Other methods of tooth replacement, including dentures and bridges, may need to be replaced or remade over time. Properly maintained dental implants can last a lifetime. That’s what makes this choice of tooth replacement the best long-term solution.
Statistics show that nearly 70% of adults ages 35 to 44 years in the United States have at least one missing tooth due to an accident, tooth decay, gum disease, or dental fractures. If you are one, consider this. Ronald S. Sambursky, D.M.D. has been engaged in each advancement in dental implants for the last 20 years, a known leader in the field. Dr. Sambursky and the team at Dental Solutions of Binghamton continue to provide dental implant restorations and develop innovative dental implant-based treatments today. Call to schedule your consultation and see if dental implants are the answer to restoring and revitalizing your smile.