Patients who are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth often consider dental implants in Long Island as a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. As dental implants have improved over the years, they’ve become an increasingly common choice among patients.
One of the reasons that dental implants are so popular is that they offer the only tooth replacement technique that replicates the entire structure of the tooth. The implant itself, a titanium screw or cylinder, is inserted into the jawbone by an implant dentist. The implant fuses with the jawbone, and it replaces the absent tooth’s root both structurally and functionally.
Although the tooth’s root is hidden, it is extremely important to the smile’s stability and appearance. The root serves as an anchor that holds the jawbone in place. When the tooth’s root is not replaced along with its crown, the jawbone will erode over time. Dental implants help to preserve the jawbone, preventing future tooth loss and unappealing changes in the shape of the jawbone.
Of course, dental implants also stand in for the part of the tooth that is most important to many patients—the crown. In this aspect, dental implants also outperform their peers. Dental implants have a more natural appearance than bridges and dentures.
Dental implants also fit into the smile the same way that natural teeth do, and implants can be maintained in the same way as biological teeth. There’s no need to make adjustments to your standard brushing and flossing routine. A bridge, on the other hand, necessitates the extra step of using a floss threader.
Because dental implants are so similar to natural teeth, the bite is typically maintained, and patients don’t need to alter their diets either. Dental implants have minimal effects on a patient’s speech, as well.
Dental implants mimic biological teeth in nearly every way imaginable. If you find yourself in need of a tooth replacement option, consider these useful devices as your solution and call the office of Dr. Stephen Weisglass to schedule a consultation.