Implants are the ideal solution for your smile and provide optimal results for your oral health both immediately and long-term. When you visit our dentist for your initial consultation, she will assess your teeth and mouth to determine if you are a candidate for implants and will review all your treatment options with you. We invite you to call us at 718-747-0020 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Tanya Vlacancich and find out why choosing dental implants in College Point and Whitestone, New York, may be the right solution for you.
There are several reasons why implants are an excellent option for replacing your missing teeth, including:
- Implants are the replacement option that most closely resembles your natural teeth.
Implants mimic the look, feel and function of your natural teeth. Like your original tooth, your implant has a “root” that anchors the tooth to your jawbone. The implant post that replaces the tooth root integrates and fuses with your jawbone to ensure that your tooth or teeth remain securely in place and will function to maintain your oral health and function in the same way that your original tooth did.
- Implants are designed to last a lifetime.
Dental implants are intended to be a permanent replacement for your missing teeth. While other tooth replacement options will periodically need to be replaced, your implant is designed to last a lifetime when properly cared for with good oral hygiene and regular preventive care from our dentist. While the restoration atop your implant may occasionally need to be replaced, the implant post should never need replacement.
- Implants function like your natural teeth to prevent bone loss and other problems.
Bone loss inevitably follows tooth loss, due to the fact that bone tissue needs constant stimulation to remain healthy and provide your teeth with a stable foundation. Because your implant post performs the same functions as your original tooth root in stimulating your supporting bone tissue, it helps ensure that your jawbone remains healthy and that your teeth remain secure in your mouth. No other tooth replacement option provides this benefit.
- Implants are safe for your adjacent natural teeth.
Dental implants are designed to fit your teeth and smile perfectly and have no impact on the health of your adjacent natural teeth. In contrast, dental bridges often use the teeth on either side of the gap as anchors for the bridge, causing stress to those teeth and increasing the risk of decay and other problems developing. Partial dentures can lead to similar problems over time. Implants are the only tooth replacement option that does not rely on support from the adjacent natural teeth.
- Implants are easy to care for with good oral hygiene.
Implants are cared for with the same hygiene methods used to care for your natural teeth – daily brushing and flossing as well as regular visits to the dentist to receive preventive care. Additional implants will not need a filling or a root canal, though they can be compromised by gum disease. We strongly encourage you to maintain good oral hygiene at home and to visit our office regularly for professional cleanings and exams.
If you have any questions about dental implants or to set up an appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today.