Risks and Benefits of Dental Implants

Are you considering tooth replacement options? Whether you are missing one tooth or several, dental implants can provide an outstanding solution, delivering long-lasting, natural-looking results. At Smiles on Broadway Dental Care, our dentists will explain the many benefits of dental implants. When you receive treatment at our Franklin Square, NY, practice, you will enjoy top-quality, enduring restorations.

The placement of dental implants allows patients to experience a variety of functional, health, and cosmetic benefits. Additionally, thanks to the skill and experience of our doctors, the procedure carries few risks. 

Functional Benefits of Dental Implants

Made of biocompatible titanium, dental implants fuse with the jawbone and replace tooth roots. Depending on the number of implants you receive, they can support a variety of restorations, including crowns, bridges, and full dentures. Because implants are firmly anchored in the jaw, they provide the ultimate support for prosthodontics.

With dental implants, you will be able to speak clearly and enjoy eating a full range of foods without worrying about potentially embarrassing denture slips or damage to your prosthetic.

Health Benefits of Dental Implants

By replacing tooth roots, dental implants protect jawbone health. Normally, tooth roots stimulate the jaw, triggering new bone growth that protects the health of teeth as well as maintaining the natural contours of the face.

However, when you lose teeth, roots are no longer there to stimulate tissue growth, and the jawbone will quickly start to recede. Implants stimulate the jawbone in much the same way as tooth roots. Thus, your jaw will remain strong and healthy, and you will have a reduced risk of further tooth loss.

Implants represent the gold standard in tooth replacement, and our skilled practitioners possess the necessary experience to help you enjoy maximum benefits with minimal risk when you choose to undergo implant surgery.

Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants

Image of woman smilingUnlike a removable prosthetic, your implant-supported restoration will rest directly against the gums. You will not have to deal with a plastic base, metal clips, or denture adhesive. Additionally, our prosthetics are made from advanced materials with a realistic color and sheen. As a result, your new teeth will be virtually identical to your smile.

Risks of Dental Implants

Dental implant placement requires oral surgery, and all surgical procedures carry some risks. Possible side effects include infection, inflammation, and nerve damage. However, when you receive implants from an expert practitioner, these risks are negligible. Our dentists have years of dental implant surgery experience and extensive training from the most renowned educational organizations. They will use advanced technology to perform an incredibly precise procedure, utilizing detailed digital x-rays of your jaw.

To minimize complications, it is vital that you take good care of your implant restorations to help ensure that they last a lifetime. Luckily, this simply means regularly practicing good oral hygiene: after receiving implants, you will still need to brush and floss daily, and schedule routine dental exams and cleanings. 

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To learn more about the benefits and risks of dental implants, contact our office today. Implants represent the gold standard in tooth replacement, and our skilled practitioners possess the necessary experience to help you enjoy maximum benefits with minimal risks when you choose to undergo implant surgery at Smiles on Broadway.