There are many reasons why you should replace your missing teeth with dental implants. The first is the most obvious, your appearance, which is in explicably linked to functionality. Tooth loss or severe oral damage can radically change the function of your mouth and facial structure, which would require extensive jaw surgery and bone grafts with your Midtown Center oral surgeon, Dr. Ostro. Dental implants will give you the opportunity to once again have a full functioning bite and allow you to eat virtually anything you want. Plus, having a natural looking smile with dental implants will improve your confidence.
Tooth loss can affect your dental health. When a tooth is missing, the area on your jawbone will lose its strength and firmness. This deterioration happens over the course of several years, and though it is treatable with a bone graft, dental implants are a way to avoid this unnecessary procedure in the future.
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts, which are surgically placed in your jawbone where teeth are missing by Midtown Center oral surgeon, Dr. Elliot Ostro. These metal anchors acts as your tooth root substitutes, creating a sturdy foundation for artificial teeth. Because implants are metal, there is no chance for decay. These permanent dental replacements are both natural looking and extremely functional. Not only will they make you look and feel better, but they offer the same strengthen for biting as your natural teeth. If you are a non-smoker and maintain good oral health habits, dental implants can last you a lifetime. To learn more about dental implants and what qualities may make you a good candidate for this tooth restorative option, please contact our oral surgery office in Manhattan.