Dental implants are now the number one recommended solution for missing teeth and offer over a 95% success rate. They have cosmetic and health benefits that other options do not have. This advanced missing teeth solution can replace one, multiple or even all of your teeth. Dr. Richard Corbin and Dr. Bruce Corbin have dental offices in Bayside (Queens) or Oyster Bay where they offer many dental implant solutions.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Better for Your Health
Dental implants are actually better for your health for many reasons. After a tooth goes missing or is extracted, you are left with an empty socket and underlying bone that receives little to no stimulation. This leaves the gums exposed and the chances of infections go way up. The lack of stimulation is what causes bone loss in the jaw. A dental implant supported restoration will fill in the gap and the implants will provide enough stimulation to reduce the chances of bone loss. Also, a restoration secured by implants will allow you to a diet with little restrictions. This will allow you to eat healthy foods that are often restricted while wearing dentures.
No Need to Damage Healthy Teeth
An implant supported restoration will only be used to replace missing teeth and will not harm any surrounding teeth. When placing a traditional dental bridge, the two adjacent teeth will need to be reduced and prepared for the crown portion of the bridgework. An implant supported bridge will not harm any healthy teeth.
Most Natural Solution
An implant supported restoration will look, feel, function and fit like a natural tooth. Thanks to advances in dentistry, restorations look more like real teeth. Since they are secured by implants, they will feel and function like real teeth also. Unlike dentures, you will not have to worry about your teeth slipping around in your mouth, slurring your speech or even falling out. You will be able to eat, smile and talk with confidence.
The implants themselves are placed in the bone via a surgical procedure making them permanent. If you continue with a healthy oral hygiene routine and remain in good overall health, they should last a lifetime. The restoration will fit seamlessly and there is no need to use adhesives or place stress on your healthy remaining teeth.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
Dental implants may not be the best solution for everyone. Your lifestyle, budget and health all play a factor into determining if they are right for you. First, you must be in good overall health. Placing implants requires a surgical procedure so you must be healthy enough to undergo that.
Your habits can also play a factor. Smoking and bad oral hygiene habits will increase your chance of implant failure. Last, getting dental implants is more expensive in the beginning compared to other teeth replacement options.
Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists at our Bayside (Queens) or Oyster Bay dentist offices. Here, they will examine your health history and current oral health to determine if implants will work for you.