A New Reason to Smile
If you have missing teeth, dental implant-supported restorations can provide an excellent solution. In fact, the difference can be life changing. Prosthetic teeth supported by dental implants are a vast improvement over traditional removable dentures and fixed bridges, offering the strength and function of your natural teeth. Dental implants provided by Greater Long Island Dental can help you enjoy the benefits of a complete, healthy smile once again. Patients of Greater Long Island Dental consistently report a new freedom and quality of life with dental implants.
Contact Greater Long Island Dental to learn more about dental implants, or to schedule an appointment with one of our restoration dentists.
Dental Implants: The Benefits
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw, where they fuse with the bone to act as a prosthetic root for your restoration. These implants are as strong as your natural roots, and provide a solid anchor for a dental crown, bridge, or full set of dentures. The benefits of dental implants include:
Greater comfort and freedom
You can go ahead and bite into that corn on the cob or any other foods you love. Dental implants provide security, allowing no slippage whatsoever. You can chew your food comfortably, laugh uproariously and speak clearly - just as you would with a mouthful of natural teeth.
You don't have to limit your food choices, so life with dental implants means better overall nutrition and health. In addition, implants are shown to prevent bone loss in the jaw, a side effect of tooth loss that crowns, bridges, and dentures alone cannot prevent. The body accepts implants as roots, which helps to prevent further loss of bone mass or teeth.
Enhanced Appearance and Confidence
Natural-looking, custom-fitted dentures fill out your lower face for a more youthful appearance. Porcelain crowns and bridges blend in with your existing teeth, helping you to feel more confident about sharing your beautiful smile with the world. You can be confident in any social situation without having to worry about the possibility of a loose dental appliance or unclear speech. And, for those who would rather not have to remove a bridge for cleaning at night, permanently attached bridgework eliminates this need.
Titanium dental implants are permanent, with no risk of decay. And, because implants prevent bone loss and maintain the structure of the jaw, implant-supported dental appliances last longer. Traditional dentures and bridges may need to be replaced or altered because of changes caused by reduced jaw bone mass. With proper care and regular dental visits, your implant-retained restorations will last for many years.
Risks of Dental Implants
The risks surrounding dental implants are minimal. More than 95% of dental implant patients have no complications whatsoever. In a very few cases, the positioning of the implant can be incorrect, and a second surgery may be necessary. As with any type of surgery, infection is a possibility, so close monitoring by the oral surgeon is important. The best way to minimize the risks of dental implant placement is to choose a reputable, experienced oral surgeon.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most people are candidates for dental implants, but an exam is needed to evaluate your overall oral health and the density of your jawbone. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.
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