The Benefits of Dental Implants
What Are Dental Implants?
Whether teeth were missing when you were born, lost as a result of an injury, or had to be removed because of cavities, one of the simplest and best looking solutions is a dental implant.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth, bridge, or denture in place. The implant acts as a post that fuses to your own bone and then attaches to an artificial tooth or teeth.
Dental implants have been around for a couple of decades, but over the past few years, technological advances in implant technology have allowed them to be used in more and more complex situations. Many people who have been told that they are not candidates for implants should consider getting a second opinion from Dr. Froum.
Dr. Froum is a Board Certified Periodontist with a private practice in Manhattan, who also serves as a Clinical Professor of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at the New York University Dental Center. He has done a lot of research to advance the field of regular size and mini dental implants in keeping up with advances in Esthetic in full and partial dental implant cases.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
With the exception of your natural teeth, nothing looks more natural than an implant. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth! They also help to preserve the jaw bone and jaw line.
When models, actors, and actresses need a tooth or teeth replaced, implants are often their first choice. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, so it is very difficult for anyone to figure out that they are not your own.
The benefits of implants go beyond the teeth when it comes to looks. Implants prevent bone and gum tissue loss that can happen with bridges or dentures, giving you a better looking, healthier smile. Dental implants also help preserve the jawbone, which can prevent premature aging and that “sunken-in” look.
Function Like Natural Teeth
Successful dental implants provide just as strong a bite as a natural healthy tooth. Unlike other options, specifically, you won’t need to change your diet, use glues or adhesives or worry about wobbles, clicks or talking funny.
Save Your Remaining Teeth
Dental implants look and function like natural teeth, but there is one thing they don’t do — decay. Dental implants can’t get cavities and you will never have to have a root canal on an implant!
If saving the teeth you still have is important to you, implants are probably a better option for you than dentures or traditional bridges. To be fitted with dentures, a patient must have all of their teeth removed. In order to be fitted with a traditional bridge, some patients must have good teeth ground down so the bridge will fit properly. These remaining teeth are particularly susceptible to decay since cleaning them can become more difficult.
Reliable And Long-Lasting
Implants are not a permanent solution, but they are far more reliable than other tooth replacement options. More than nine out of ten implants last longer than 15 years. This time estimate holds no matter what age you are when you get your implants.
There is no age barrier to dental implants. Dr. Froum has successfully placed dental implants in patients ranging in age from 18 years – 90 years!
Give You Options
If you have been told that implants aren’t an option for you and you were pushed toward a different dental solution but are unsatisfied with the results, now is time to get a second opinion.
Dr. Froum has done much research to advance the field of mini implants. These are very narrow implants that allow patients to get just one tooth replaced between existing, healthy, natural teeth.
He has also kept up with advances in partial and full implants. Thanks to Dr. Froum and other dentists who have been unafraid of embracing new technology, there are a lot more dental implant options available at his Manhattan office than there were even 5 years ago.
Don’t go through life tight-lipped or frowning! If you don’t love your smile, it is time to do something about it! Give Periodontist Dr. Froum and his team a chance to work their magic and bring a smile back to your face today.