Are you missing permanent teeth? Do you have a dental restoration but do not have enough support to eat the foods you like? Dental implants are restorations that replace teeth at the root. Implants can restore single missing teeth or secure bridges or dentures in place. Here we will review some of the benefits of dental implants which we offer in our Gouverneur, NY dental office.
Benefits of Dental Implants in Gouverneur, NY
There are many advantages of dental implants and implant-secured dental restorations:
Improve Oral Health
Missing teeth not only impact the look of the smile. Lost permanent teeth can leave patients prone to further oral health problems. Even a single missing tooth can lead to overcrowding. The remaining natural teeth in the mouth shift to fill in the tooth gap. Over time, the shifting teeth can overcrowd the mouth. Bacteria can also build up in the tooth socket and contribute to gum disease and tooth decay. If you have one or more lost teeth, please contact our office as soon as possible so we can plan a custom restoration.
Look and Feel Natural
We custom-make dental implants to blend in with the appearance of natural teeth. A single implant consists of a post, abutment, and crown. Multiple implants can also secure a dental bridge or denture. Both of these restorations use crowns made of porcelain ceramic. Porcelain ceramic is a durable material that also reflects light similarly to natural teeth. Once the implants heal, we cap them off with a crown or restoration that uses dental crowns. Over time, patients find that implants and implant restorations support bite function like natural teeth and make it simpler to bite and chew.
Make it Easier to Eat and Speak
Patients who have a traditional dental bridge or denture do not get the support of an implant-secured restoration. Removable dentures need adhesive to stay in place. Traditional dentures and bridges lay on top of the gums and do not support bone and gum health. Removable dentures can easily slip around the mouth. Dental implants replace teeth beneath the gums in the jaw bone. Implants create a stable foundation for restorations. Implant-supported restorations also do not have restrictions against hard or chewy foods.
Offer a High Success Rate
Dental implant treatment has a 95% success rate. We always ensure that our patients are in good oral health before treatment. Additionally, we make sure that patients have enough bone tissue to keep the implant posts in place. We will recommend bone grafting to patients as needed if they need more healthy bone tissue in their mouth. Patients also need to refrain from using tobacco products during the implant healing process. Nicotine restricts blood flow and impacts the healing process. Implant failure is possible if patients do not properly clean their implants or use tobacco products.
Do you need to restore one or more lost teeth? Ask us about dental implant treatment today. Call Dr. Nicholas Gardner at [new_patient_phone_span] or request a dental appointment on our website.