Why Patients Are Choosing Dental Implants
Increasing numbers of patients are in better health than ever before, thanks to improved medical care. Despite having reasonable health, many will have already lost one or more teeth, or know they are facing tooth loss soon.
Tooth loss at any age is devastating, but it is especially important for people to take good care of their dental health. Even the loss of just one or two teeth can mean modifying dietary habits and avoiding foods that may be tough to eat but which are very good nutritionally. Then, of course, there is the potential social impact of losing teeth.
Our dental implants center in Downtown Manhattan, NYC is equipped with the most advanced equipment available in USA including the latest lasers. We use only the finest quality medical grade titanium or titanium alloy for dental implants. Experience, high quality materials and precision are the key to produce an aesthetically perfect dental implant. Rely on Dr. Koutsoyiannis for the best dental implants in Manhattan.
- Dental implants, including single tooth implants
- Full mouth implants
- Denture Implants
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
At our Manhattan implant dentistry center in Soho, NYC we offer you a complex blend of science and artistic talent to create that perfect smile you always wanted. Implant dentist Dr. John Koutsoyiannis is an expert in performing dental implant procedures including single tooth, multiple implants as well as complex full mouth restorations.
Potential Emotional and Social Advantages of Choosing Dental Implants
Although dental implants are initially more expensive than traditional tooth replacement options, demand is growing and particularly amongst older adults who have greater awareness, possibly a more affluent lifestyle and who want to make the most of every moment of life. One of the nice things about dental implant treatment is that it’s not reliant on age and some people have received dental implants as late as in their nineties.
Another nice thing about dental implant treatment is its longevity as with the proper type of ongoing dental care, and it’s not unreasonable to expect dental implants to last for many years and potentially for life. With this method of tooth replacement, it’s possible to forget about tooth loss and to get on with enjoying life.
The Health Benefits of Choosing Dental Implant Treatment
The ability to eat whatever you like can have a significant impact on your health. Being able to enjoy a greater variety of foods makes it easier to plan a nutritionally sound diet that will help you fight infection and disease.
Dental implants help to preserve the jawbone because after you have natural teeth removed, jawbone loss is inevitable. When you lose the bone in your jaw, it can destabilize remaining teeth. Thus affecting your facial appearance, by causing a vital loss of dimensions. This is the reason why people without any teeth often have facial features that look as if they have collapsed inwards because there is no support for the muscles in their cheeks and lips.
Another thing to consider about dental implant treatment is its protective effect on existing natural teeth. With dental implants, these teeth are held in place, and dental implant teeth help to share the load created whenever you bite or chew food. By spreading this load, there’s less chance that your natural teeth will become chipped or cracked due to excessive forces.
Dental implants help to preserve natural teeth because if you were to opt for a dental bridge, then the teeth adjacent to the gap would be ground down to support dental crowns which are then attached to the replacement tooth or teeth. When restoring missing teeth with a bridge, its necessary to remove a substantial amount of natural tooth structure, which can increase the risk of these teeth becoming decayed or infected in the future, if the dental crowns covering them begin to leak and to let in bacteria.
What Are Dental Implants?
In case you’re not quite sure, dental implants are typically made of titanium alloy which is a metal that is highly biocompatible with your body. It’s the same type of material that is used to make replacement joints. The dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone, artificially replacing a real tooth root. Over a period of several months, the implants gradually integrate with the jawbone, becoming fused in place and are then able to support an artificial tooth. By artificially replacing a natural tooth root, it’s possible to prevent any further bone loss while providing a secure anchorage point for replacement teeth that will look and feel very similar to your own.
More Cost-Effective Than You’d Imagine
While it’s true that dental implant treatment is more expensive than choosing a tooth-supported bridge or a traditional denture that rests on the gums, there are cost-effective options available, and it’s worth bearing in mind the potential longevity of this treatment. When you calculate the cost potentially over several decades, then it’s relatively minimal, especially given the benefits. For example, if you were to choose a tooth-supported bridge to restore a single missing tooth then at some stage this would need to be replaced. You would then need to replace a three-tooth or three-unit bridge, whereas if you had a single dental implant crown, you just need to replace an individual dental crown which is considerably cheaper.
People frequently use dental implants to replace complete arches of teeth, and while one option is to choose an implant-supported bridge that remains firmly in place unless removed by your dentist, another choice is to select an implant-supported denture. Unlike a bridge that would usually require multiple dental implants, an implant-supported denture can be retained by as few as two or four dental implants, depending on the exact system used or recommended by your dentist. You would still enjoy all the benefits of having teeth that are firmly held in place, but you’d be able to remove the denture for cleaning and general maintenance easily. While most people would prefer teeth that remain fixed in place, patient surveys have shown that an implant-supported denture can provide a high degree of satisfaction, especially given the affordability of this treatment.
If you are facing tooth loss, it’s worth discussing a long-term treatment plan with your Soho implant dentist Dr. John Koutsoyiannis. Its an excellent idea to get a dental care plan in place that you are comfortable with, in order for you to get the type of treatment you desire or need without worrying too much about the cost. A little planning now could make all the difference between receiving excellent dental care that will produce the results you desire or making do with a solution that although adequate, isn’t the most desirable.