Your teeth are important for your self-esteem and play a big role in how you interact with the world, but even more importantly, your teeth are crucial to your overall health. Strong, healthy teeth allow you to chew and speak comfortably, and poor dental health is even associated with certain cardiovascular problems.
Dr. Lana Rozenberg and our team at Rozenberg Dental NYC want you to enjoy outstanding oral health and all the benefits that come with it. Dr. Rozenberg believes that dental implants are the best replacement option in most cases, and here are five reasons you may want to consider dental implants.
Conventional dentures sit on top of your gums, and dental bridges attach to the teeth on either side of the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. A dental implant, however, uses a titanium post embedded into your jawbone. The part of the tooth you can see, the crown, is secured to the post.
This arrangement means you never need to worry about your dentures slipping when talking, eating, or sneezing. You also won’t ever have sore places or infections due to your dentures rubbing against your gums.
Bridges are more secure than dentures, but we need to shave down some of the neighboring teeth to attach the appliance. Dental implants don’t require any damage to your teeth.
Dental implants mimic your natural teeth, making them more secure and more comfortable than other tooth replacement options.
Since your dental implant is permanently attached, you don’t need to deal with adhesives or worry about food particles getting stuck under it the way they could with dentures or a bridge. You can also eat whatever you want without worrying about your implant.
Although you can only see a small part of your dental implant, the part you can see blends perfectly with the rest of your teeth. We ensure it’s shaped properly, the color is right, and the crown looks natural. People will notice your lovely smile, not your crown.
Dental implants are easy to care for — in fact, you already know what you need to know to take care of your implant because it’s the same as caring for your natural teeth: brush, floss, and come to our office for regular visits.
With dentures and bridges, hygiene is a little more involved. You need specialized products and have to pay extra attention to the surrounding teeth and gums, too.
Every time you bite down with your natural teeth, the roots of your teeth stimulate your jawbone. That stimulation brings blood flow to the bones, nourishing it so that your bone replenishes itself with new, healthy cells. A healthy jawbone keeps your teeth secure.
Without the roots of your teeth stimulating your jawbone, it doesn’t receive the nourishment it needs. Over time, the cycle of new cells and tissue gets much slower, and your jawbone becomes weaker.
As your jawbone weakens, your remaining teeth become less secure, and you may lose more teeth. A dental implant solves this problem, as the titanium post acts like an artificial tooth root, stimulating your jawbone and keeping it healthy.
Each lost tooth can lead to more problems and eventually more lost teeth or even other health problems. Dental implants are a good solution, giving you a natural smile and keeping your mouth healthy.
Schedule your appointment at Rozenberg Dental NYC today to find out if a dental implant is a good option for you.