Why Should a Person Consider Dental Implants?

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If you’re missing a tooth–or several teeth–you may be extremely self-conscious about your smile, perhaps even a little embarrassed. No longer do you need to just accept your smile the way it is. Dental implants are a great way to address a gap that has changed the overall aesthetics of your smile.

There are many reasons why patients should strongly consider the use of dental implants. Dental implants are titanium rods that are placed into the bone in order to act as a “root” for a false tooth. They are often topped with porcelain crowns to make the tooth look as natural as possible. Dental implants are the best replacement for a natural tooth. It is a permanent solution to addressing spaces in your smile, unlike dentures or bridges that are meant to be removed and replaced regularly. Dentures can be difficult to keep in your mouth when not properly fabricated, and will require adhesives and regular adjustments. Bridges can be difficult to maintain as they need to be cleaned underneath with brushing and flossing, and can be susceptible to chips or cracks if not properly cared for. Dental implants, on the other hand, are often life-long restorations. They are easy to care for, just like your natural teeth, and will not require any special attention other than the standard regimen of brushing, flossing, and making regular recall appointments at the dentist.

Dr. Antonio strongly recommends dental implants for individuals that are candidates. They are permanent alternatives to dentures and bridges, and can help a patient restore their original, beautiful smile quickly and easily. At Wilma Antonio, DDS in Eastchester NY, creating a stunning smile that you can be proud of is so important to us. Call today to schedule a consultation appointment to discuss with Dr. Antonio the possibility of dental implants for self-improvement.