If you've ever felt self-conscious about missing teeth or struggled with discomfort from ill-fitting dentures, you're in for a treat! Dental implants are not just a medical marvel but a life-changing solution that offers stability, versatility, and a natural appearance like never before.
At Chroma Dental, Yev Davydov, DDS, Brianna Davydov, DDS, and our exceptional dental and surgical team in Midtown, New York, offer dental implants as a permanent way to replace one or more missing teeth and restore your smile. In the meantime, we also help you discover how dental implants can significantly enhance oral well-being.
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Understanding Dental Implants
Dental implants are like the ultimate sidekick for your teeth, offering unwavering support and seamlessly blending with your natural smile. They are titanium posts surgically placed into your jawbone, acting as artificial tooth roots.
These implants fuse with the jawbone, creating a stable foundation for prosthetic teeth through a process called osseointegration. What's great is that dental implants are versatile, capable of replacing single or multiple missing teeth, even an entire arch. An implant is a foundation that when stably placed, can create structure and support where none has existied before and allow a seamless transition to a full set of teeth and a chewing ability and quality of life comparable to a set of natural teeth.
They can also anchor bridges and secure dentures, making them a flexible and effective solution. Once the implant is in place, a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture is attached, replicating the appearance and function of a natural tooth.
How Dental Implants Impact Your Oral Health
Now that you know about dental implants, we explore the ways they can significantly improve your oral health:
1. Preservation of Jawbone
When you lose a tooth, the jawbone in that area can deteriorate over time. If a tooth no longer exists in the mouth, the bone thast used to hold it in place is resorbed by the body. This often leaves a defect in the jaw that impacts the teeth, jaws and function of the areas around the missing area. Missing back teeth lead to the jaw beginning to function diagonally at an angle. Often this casues significant increases in wear of the front teeth which leads to aesthetic and functional concerns as the front teeth begin to shoulder a load they are not designed to handle. Dental implants halt this process by stimulating the jawbone, like natural tooth roots. This preservation helps maintain your facial structure and prevents premature aging.
2. Enhanced Chewing Ability
Missing teeth can make chewing difficult, leading to digestive issues and inadequate nutrition. Dental implants restore biting and chewing functionality, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods without worry. Missing back teeth also subconsciously cases you to favor chewing on one side or the other leading to jaw and neck tension and uneven wear as one side of the face works much harder than the other.
3. Speech Improvement
Gaps caused by missing teeth can affect speech, leading to mumbling or slurring words. The tongue plays a HUGE role in speech and if the tongue encounters missing spaces where teeth used to be, often times it is unable to create the movements that allow for certain sounds to be present. Ever see someone with a gap between their front teeth? - they always have a lisp because the tongue pushes air out of the space. Dental implants close these gaps, enabling you to speak with confidence.
4. Preventing Teeth Shifting
Empty spaces in your mouth can cause adjacent teeth to shift or tilt over time, leading to misalignment and bite problems. Dental implants prevent unwanted movement and maintain proper dental alignment by filling these gaps.Tilted teeth also create areas that are very hard to clean leading to buildup of plaque and tartar and bone loss and gum disease.
5. Easy Maintenance
Caring for dental implants is a breeze! Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are all that's required to keep your implants and surrounding teeth healthy.
Advantages of Dental Implants
The longevity of dental implants means they can last a lifetime with proper care, making them a cost-effective choice in the long run. Dental implants stand independently, unlike dental bridges, ensuring no damage to neighboring healthy teeth. Moreover, they preserve jawbone health and facial structure, preventing a sunken appearance and promoting a youthful look.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to denture discomfort and slippage, dental implants might be the stable and comfortable solution you’ve been searching for. With a radiant smile restored, dental implants boost your confidence, empowering you to shine in social and professional settings.
To discover if dental implants are the right solution, call Chroma Dental at 646-933-8174 or visit our website to request an appointment today! Remember, a confident smile can change your life. Embrace the future with dental implants!