Do you keep your mouth closed when you smile for photographs? Do you avoid eating in public, or doing any other activity which draws attention to your mouth? If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth, you are far from alone. In fact, teeth are regularly cited among the top five things that we would like to change about the way that we look, and more people than ever are now turning to cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile. As well as helping them to feel more attractive, patients also report that their new smile boosts their confidence and self-esteem, which in turn can spark improvements in their personal and professional lives. Dental implants are one of the most popular smile transformation procedures for patients suffering from tooth loss and extensive tooth decay.
Dental implants are arguably one of the greatest advancements seen in dental technology in the last few decades, offering patients a tooth loss solution that is both functional and aesthetically attractive. This means that they are regularly chosen by patients who require a replacement tooth, due to extraction or tooth loss as a result of extreme damage or decay, or patients who wish to replace existing teeth with more attractive prosthetics.
Dental implants can be placed individually, or in cases where multiple teeth are missing, in groups or entire arches. The main design component of dental implants is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw. Once in place, it fuses to the bone to form a solid structure. The visible part of the implant – the porcelain crown – is then attached securely to the post using a connector. Single implants require one titanium post per crown. However, in the case of multiple tooth replacement, it is possible to put a full arch of teeth on just six or eight implant posts.
Dental implants are one of the most requested treatments for tooth replacement and cosmetic improvements, and this is because of the unique benefits that implants can offer patients.
One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is that they are a permanent solution. This means that once they are in place, you cannot and do not need to take them out for any reason. This means that you can get on with your life without worrying about your teeth.
Another definite advantage of dental implants is just how secure they are. The fusion of the implant post to the jaw bone is the key behind their durability, as this creates an ultra-secure foundation for the implant. If you have got dental implants, you can rest assured that your teeth will not move at all – a major problem reported by patients who wear dentures and other non-permanent dental devices.
Not only are dental implants extremely discrete because they will not slip and slide around in your mouth, but they are also custom-created just for you. This means that they are the perfect shape, size
Although implants are prosthetic, it is still essential to maintain a robust daily oral care routine, as bacteria found in your mouth can still affect your gums, and potentially cause periodontal disease to develop. Nevertheless, you can brush and floss dental implants exactly how you would your regular teeth. There is nothing to take out and clean, and no awkward devices to clean around.
With proper cleaning and regular dental check-ups, dental implants have been proven to last significantly longer than any other type of dental device. This makes them a great investment in your dental future.
Dental implants are a highly successful treatment and suitable for a wide range of different people. However, before you can be approved for the surgery, you will need to attend a consultation appointment with Dr. Ostro.
Unfortunately, some patients are less suitable for dental implant surgery, and these include those who:
Looking for a qualified and professional dental implant dentist in New York? Look no further than Dr. Ostro, who is renowned for his outstanding quality dental services. To find out more about any of our dental services, or to arrange your consultation with Dr. Ostro, our friendly and knowledgeable team would be delighted to assist you. We can also cater for Spanish and