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10 Important Things to Know Before Getting Dental Implants

Dental implants are increasingly becoming a popular choice in the United States. About 156 million Americans are missing teeth and living with gaps in their mouths that interfere with chewing and digestion. Dental implants are titanium screw-like artificial roots that are placed in the jawbone. The jawbone naturally grows around the screw to secure it in place and a customized crown is placed on top creating a functional and natural tooth replacement. 

Here are 10 important things to know before getting dental implants for NYC patients:

1. They are Made of Titanium

Dental implants are made of titanium which is the same material used to make space shuttles and guided missiles. This durable material is long-lasting, strong, and provides a secure artificial root. 

Please call us at 212-972-3522 or use our contact form to schedule your dental implants appointment. Our office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street, New York, NY 10016.

2. They Can’t Decay

While good oral hygiene is necessary for overall good oral health which includes keeping your dental implant clean, you don’t need to worry about the implant decaying due to the durable titanium material. 

3. They are a Permanent Solution

Dental implants can last a lifetime if cared for properly over the years. 

4. They Mimic Natural Teeth

Dental implants are secured into your jawbone. You don’t need to worry about the tooth slipping or coming out. They look natural and match your other teeth to create a beautiful smile. 

5. Possible Nerve Damage

While it’s rare for nerve damage to happen with dental implants, it is a possibility. The Inferior Alveolar Nerve can become damaged during drilling. It’s important that you choose a professional and experienced dentist like Dr. Jacquie Smiles to do the procedure and lessen the risk of nerve damage.

6. Your Jaw Becomes Stronger

Dental implants stimulate bone growth in the jawbone. Other tooth restoration options such as dentures allow the jaw bone to naturally deteriorate. 

7. They are as Strong as Natural Teeth

Dental implants match the durability and strength of natural teeth. They allow you to bit and chew exactly the same way you did with your natural teeth. 

8. It’s a Routine Procedure

The success rate for dental implant surgery is more than 98%. Ideal candidates are those with jawbone to support the implant and have overall good health. The procedure involves implanting a small screw-like root into the jaw bone and allowing time for the bone to grow around the implant for maximum support.

9. Improves Overall Health

Dental implants allow you to fully chew your food which makes it easy for your digestive system to do its job. You also can eat a variety of healthy foods that you can’t eat if you have missing teeth. The improved digestion combined with healthy food improves your overall health. 

10. Improves Speech

Those who have missing teeth often have difficulty speaking. Dental implants allow you to pronounce words correctly and improve your speech. 

Dental implants are a common procedure that restores oral health, looks natural, works exactly like a natural tooth, and boosts self-esteem. 

Are you ready to restore your confidence with natural-looking dental implants?

Please call us at 212-972-3522 or use our contact form to schedule your dental crown appointment. Our office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street, New York, NY 10016.

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