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5 Reasons Dental Implants Are Superior to Other Teeth Replacement Options

Tooth loss is quite common. In fact, close to 180 million Americans are missing at least one tooth.

Losing a tooth can change more than the way you look. Your natural teeth are strong, durable, and meant to last a lifetime. That said, they’re susceptible to damage from injury, tooth decay, and gum disease

Today’s dental technology means you have effective options when it comes to replacing missing teeth, and dental implants are among these choices. A visit with a dental specialist can help you decide which option is best for you. There is a reason that dental implants are a popular choice. Find out why our professionals, led by Dr. Doris Giraldo at New Dimension Dentistry in New York City, recommend dental implants to restore natural smiles.

1. Dental implants are the gold standard 

The components of a dental implant work together to replicate the whole structure of your natural tooth. A dental implant begins with a biocompatible titanium post. This post is implanted into your jawbone, and existing bone grows around the post. This creates your natural tooth root, which is strong and sturdy, offering the same stability that a natural tooth root provides. 

A connector on top of the post holds the crown, which restores the natural shape of your tooth. This part of the implant is customized to perfectly fit your natural bite and blend seamlessly with your remaining natural teeth. 

Once the implant fuses into your jawbone, your new implant will look, feel, and function exactly as your natural teeth. 

2. Dental implants are permanent

Unlike temporary tooth replacement options such as bridges, dental implants fuse together with your natural jawbone to create a strong attachment that mimics your natural tooth root. The bond typically takes between three to six months to complete. The implant is embedded into the empty socket left by the missing tooth. The result is the look and function of your natural tooth.

You won’t have to avoid foods such as nuts and popcorn that can cause problems with other tooth replacement options. By choosing dental implants, you can rest assured that you have a strong, permanent replacement for your natural tooth. 

3. Dental implants promote oral health 

Dental implants preserve the bone density of your jawbone. When you’re missing a tooth, an empty socket and some bone are left. The portion of bone that surrounds the empty socket can weaken and begin to deteriorate over time. This reduces jawbone density and just like bones in the rest of your body, low density raises the risk of fractures. 

Leaving missing teeth unaddressed also raises the risk that your teeth will shift, which can cause bite misalignment. Both of these situations threaten your oral health and can change your facial structure.

Although other tooth replacements can fill in the gaps of missing teeth, only dental implants replicate the function and natural protection of natural teeth.

4. Dental implants look and feel natural

Dental implants are customized to fill your gaps and fit your bite perfectly for a comfortable and natural fit. The customization and detail involved in creating your dental implants means that your dental implant will blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. No one will be able to tell that you have dental implants. 

Our dental implant specialists take care to ensure that your replacements match the exact shade of your remaining teeth for superior realistic results. 

5. Dental implants are easy to maintain

Regular maintenance of your dental is a breeze. Unlike options that you must remove and clear following each meal, with dental implants you only need to brush and floss as you normally would. Additionally, certain teeth replacement options can sustain damage and require repairs. Dental implants are strong, and you won’t have to worry about them breaking. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. 

The specialists at New Dimension Dentistry are dedicated to transforming lives one smile at a time. To find out how dental implants can restore your brilliant smile, call or book an appointment online with Dr. Doris Giraldo at our New York, New York office. 

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