Injury, infection, or decay are common reasons teeth must be removed. No matter the reason, dental implants are an option of aesthetic and restorative dentistry often suggested to replace lost teeth. With more than 120 million people in the US missing at least one tooth, dental implants can be a smart choice for adults of all ages. They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire jaw of teeth.
The advantages of dental implants, compared to dentures and bridges, are numerous:
1. Dental Implants look natural. Dental implants feel, look, fit, and function like healthy, natural teeth. The visible part of a dental implant is a prosthetic crown. The crown is shaded and shaped to match the teeth surrounding the dental implant, preserving your natural smile.
2. Dental Implants protect facial bone and healthy teeth. Dental implants also help you retain your natural face shape. Empty spaces in your mouth, due to tooth loss, can lead to other health and cosmetic concerns such as jawbone deterioration. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that helps stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss. Obtaining dental implants as quickly as possible after losing a tooth helps prevent bone loss at the site. Also, dental implants do not require that the surrounding health teeth be ground down to support anchor bridges or to attach partial dentures.
3. Dental Implants are built to last. When properly cared for, dental implants can last for decades. Other options, including dental bridges and dentures, may need to be replaced as often as every 5 to 10 years. These additional procedures will require an additional investment of your time and money, making a “cheaper” option not so cheap long-term.
4. Live Confidently with Dental Implants. Smile, laugh, and chew confidently with dental implants as they will not slip or click like dentures. You will also find that your speech feels and sounds more natural. With dental implants, have the peace of mind to eat what you love, say what you want to say, and smile broadly in every social and professional situation.
While dental implants are a smart option for most adults, they are not a one size fits all option. They are complex, sophisticated devices requiring specialized training and expertise to properly fit and place. There is a significant difference between “dentists who do implants” and “dental implant experts.” Prosthodontists are highly trained restorative dentists with extensive training using state of the art technology for challenging oral health issues. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Ronald Sambursky has been helping patients in Binghamton for over 20 years restore and revitalize their smiles with dental implants. If you are ready to reclaim your life with dental implants, call Dr. Sambursky and the Dental Solutions of Binghamton team 607.798.0789 to book your consultation.