When you are missing one or more teeth, the issue is not just aesthetic. It can impact the way you eat, speak, and can lead to problems with your smile such as overcrowding if the remaining teeth shift because of the gap. This can alter your bite, and lead to possible bone loss. Restoring these missing teeth is very important and though there are alternatives, dental implants are the most lifelike solution available. For more information about dental implants, contact Dr. Terry Lin of Northern Westchester Prosthodontics in Katonah, NY.
A Smile That Lasts
You have options when restoring your smile. If you are missing teeth, dental bridges, and dentures are common choices. While these may still be the desired option for certain cases, dental implants surpass them when it comes to longevity. Although initially they require the longest investment of time, the result could last a lifetime if cared for properly.
A reason why dental implants will last so long is because of the way they are supported. A titanium post is used in place of a root just like with a natural tooth. This post is permanently bonded to the bone through a process called osseointegration, and the best part about it is that unlike with a dental bridge, your healthy adjacent teeth will not have to be used as support.
For cases with multiple missing teeth, implant-supported dentures are an excellent alternative to traditional ones.
Dental implants are a complete solution to tooth loss. They can last a lifetime and also look and function just like a natural tooth in their appearance and strength. Not only that, but they are also very easy to care for and keep clean. You just brush and floss them like you do the rest of your smile. Even though dental implants are not affected by cavities, good dental health affects your entire smile.
Dental Implants in Katonah, NY
If you want to know if dental implants are the best solution for you, make an appointment today with Dr. Lin of Northern Westchester Prosthodontics in Katonah, NY, by dialing (914) 232-8190.