Missing teeth can be a source of embarrassment and shame. But just as importantly, they can create problems with chewing and speaking, and can lead to other dental problems, such as shifting teeth or irritated gums. Dental implants are a worthwhile investment that won’t save your existing teeth, but can provide synthetic versions that look, feel, and function in the same manner. This type of missing tooth replacement is especially effective because Brooklyn dental implants also replace roots with titanium versions, which are fused to the jawbone to ensure a strong foundation for the implants. Dental implants are beneficial because they not only look and function like your own teeth, they are also a permanent fixture that require no maintenance other than regular brushing and flossing. Having a full set of teeth is vital to properly enunciated and clear speech, as well as chewing food, and maintaining a proper facial structure. Unlike dentures and crowns, dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth, and will not crack or shift like crowns or dentures.Choosing dental implants over other types of tooth replacement options is also beneficial because other dental solutions, such as caps, crowns, bridges, and even dentures, can break, shift, damage neighboring teeth, or even wear out completely in as little as 7 to 10 years. Additionally, these other dental solutions require neighboring teeth to be filed or drilled into; whereas dental implants do not require any modifications to be made to existing real teeth.Dr. Oliphant, known as The Brooklyn Dentist, has an office that is conveniently located in Brooklyn, New York, and he has over 30 years of experience in dentistry, and has extensive experience with dental implants and similar procedures. If you are concerned about the state of your missing teeth, he can provide information on how a dental implant can help you.
A patient’s quality of life can be vastly improved by filling in the voids where real teeth used to be with implants. While a synthetic version may at first feel uncomfortable or cause feelings of being conspicuous, the truth is that dental implants look very similar to real teeth, and in fact can be custom tinted and shaded to match the appearance of your neighboring teeth. If taken care of properly, dental implants can last 50 years or more, with an overall success rate of over 95%.