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The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental Implants are the most comfortable, convenient, and aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement solution for patients who are missing one or more teeth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, usually made from titanium, which is permanently integrated with a patient’s jaw bone and topped with a custom-crafted replacement tooth or teeth. If you are ready to fill the gaps in your smile with beautiful and natural-looking replacement teeth, we encourage you to read on to learn more about dental implants from the office of Richard Lestz, DDS.
Patients come to us from throughout the New York area area for dental implants because they offer a number of benefits when compared to other tooth replacement options. Because dental implants replace the tooth root as well as the missing tooth, they help prevent bone loss, gum recession, shifting teeth, and bite misalignment. What’s more, dental implants are permanent so they feel just like natural teeth and never slip out of place like dentures often do. Also unlike dentures, which require daily maintenance, dental implants require nothing more than a good oral hygiene routine to stay strong and beautiful for a lifetime and they never need to be removed for cleaning, eating, or sleeping.
The Dental Implant Process
Though the dental implant process does take more time than other tooth restoration options, patients who come to our New York practice for dental implants agree that the results make their time investment well worthwhile. The first step in the dental implants process is a consultation with Dr. Richard Lestz. During this visit, you will discuss your tooth replacement goals and Dr. Richard Lestz will conduct a brief examination to determine whether you are a dental implants candidate. Once you and Dr. Richard Lestz decide that dental implants are your best option, you will return to our office for the surgical placement of the titanium posts that will ground your replacement tooth or teeth. After this visit, the process of osseointegration will begin. Osseointegration is the process during which the artificial tooth roots will become fused to your jaw bone, and it takes a few months. When this is complete, you will return to our practice so that Dr. Lestz can attach your custom-crafted replacement tooth or teeth to their roots, completing the dental implants process.
Dental implants offer several advantages over traditional tooth replacement options like dentures or bridges. Here are some of the main advantages of dental implants:
- Durability: Dental implants are made from durable materials such as titanium that can last for many years with proper care. They are designed to fuse with the jawbone, creating a stable and permanent anchor for the replacement tooth or teeth.
- Improved appearance: Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, which can help to restore your smile and boost your confidence. They are also customized to match the color and shape of your existing teeth.
- Improved speech: Dental implants allow you to speak more clearly and confidently, as they are fixed in place and do not slip or move around like dentures.
- Improved comfort: Unlike dentures, which can sometimes cause discomfort or irritation, dental implants feel natural and comfortable in your mouth
- Improved eating ability: Dental implants function like natural teeth, allowing you to chew and eat your favorite foods with ease.
- Improved oral health: Dental implants do not require the alteration of adjacent teeth, which helps to preserve the integrity of your remaining teeth. Additionally, they can help to prevent bone loss in the jaw and maintain the structure of your face.
dental implants are permanent so they feel just like natural teeth and never slip out of place like dentures often do. - Richard Lestz, DDS