Here´s the best way to replace your missing teeth.
The average American loses 12 teeth by age 50 from gum disease or bacterial decay.
Though these statistics are frightening, they do show that needing reconstructive dentistry is definitely not outside the norm for the average American. But what might be less common is having access to the highest-quality procedure for missing teeth: dental implants.
When you compare dental implants to other reconstructive surgeries, dental implant procedures far surpass other options in effectiveness, permanence, and aesthetic appeal. Let’s take a peek at the differences between dental implants and their alternatives:
Dental Implants vs. Bridges
A bridge is created by two or more crowns for the teeth on each side of the missing tooth gap. These support the false tooth, which lies in between as a “bridge.” Sometimes people choose bridges over implants because they are faster and have a shorter recovery time, but both have separate indications
Bridges are less aesthetically-pleasing than dental implants and require periodic replacement. Dental implants are also more reliable because they are anchored to the jaw, which makes them as durable as any of your other teeth (and perhaps even more so!). A bridge requires preparation by the dentist, which often has a negative effect on your other tooth structures.
Dental Implants vs. Removable Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are less expensive than dental implants cost but don’t look nearly as natural, nor does it function so well as an implant. Partial dentures can affect your speech and eating in ways that are embarrassing. Over time, a partial denture may wear on the bone structure below it, changing the appearance of your smile. By comparison, a dental implant does the opposite by preserving your natural bone structure and even stimulating healthy bone growth. Though dental implants surgery requires a greater time investment, the implant presents a permanent, more aesthetically-appealing solution.
Why Dental Implants?
Many of our patients at Reconstructive Dentistry choose dental implants because they offer a long-term solution. Dental implants are more than an aesthetic choice. They’re an option you take because you care about your health and you want a dental solution that doesn’t just cover up the problem but addresses it head-on.
Are you interested in a real solution to missing teeth that will neither embarrass you nor detract from your health? Consider dental implants with Dr. Vahidi. Give us a call to schedule your first consultation today at (212) 753-7000. We are always available to talk to you and address your concerns.