Dental Implant Services in Harlem, NY
If you’ve lost teeth due to injury or disease, dental implants may be for you. People are living longer than ever, and while regular brushing and flossing allow many of us to keep our smiles or a lifetime, sometimes, removing teeth becomes necessary. When a tooth is removed it is imperative that it is replaced right away to help to maintain the structure of your face, and keeping it from looking collapsed and sunken – in. Dental implants provide much-needed stimulation to the jawbone, keeping it strong and healthy. Implants are “root” devices usually made out of titanium. They are used to support dental restorations which are made to replace a missing tooth or teeth in the mouth. With other tooth replacement options such as bridges and dentures, the jawbone won’t be able to remain stimulated and therefore continues to be lost. Regular dentures do not provide this stimulation to the bone, and bridges only provide the appearance of filling a gap in your smile, likewise not providing roots for the missing teeth.
From single implants to implant supported bridges, to implant supported dentures, the versatility of a dental implant, as well as the success as a tooth replacement option, is unmatched. Dental implants can be used in a variety of ways to replace missing teeth. There is single tooth replacement, multiple tooth replacement as well as implant-supported overdentures. If you are missing more than one tooth, implants can act as supports for fixed bridgework. Implants can even make dentures more comfortable, effective and healthier to wear. With implant supported dentures, care and maintenance is much easier than traditional dentures. They don’t move around when you eat, there is no need for messy adhesives, as the dental implants themselves keep the dentures in place, and they look and feel much more natural, generally speaking, than traditional dentures.
As with any dental replacement or prosthesis, they require special care which includes daily brushing and flossing. The better you care for your replacement teeth, you can expect that they will last many years.
Contact Us for a Beautiful Smile
Morningside Dental Care provides cosmetic dentistry in Harlem and throughout the Upper West Side. We will help you have a smile that is both healthy and visually appealing. For more information about how we can help you have the appearance you want, call our practice at 212-864-7224 and schedule an appointment today.