Dental Implants – why they are the standard of teeth replacements – and with no pain

One of the question’s I hear every day is “are dental implants worth it?” The short answer to this question is OF COURSE THEY ARE! But if you want to read a real dentist’s review of dental implants you’ve come to the right place.

Dental implants offer an excellent alternative to traditional tooth replacement procedures such as dentures and crowns, and are the preferred method of tooth replacement today. Here in Great Neck, NY many of us take better care of our teeth but it’s been estimated that at some point during our adult lives 70% of the population will loose at least one tooth. We are very lucky that there is a procedure such as dental implants available to make sure that if you lose a tooth; it can be replaced and still look good and  be comfortable. So why are dental implants so great?

Dental implants use anchors that are put into the gum-line and a professional cosmetic implant is created that fits your mouth perfectly to go on top of these anchors. They are much more secure and comfortable than removable dentures. Dentures, which were the traditional treatment for tooth replacement, have a tendency to wiggle, they can be very noticeable, and you need to remove them to clean them effectively; additionally, they require frequent visits to your dentist to maintain healthy oral hygiene. On the other hand, dental implants are secure, will last YEARS, can be cared for as if they are your own teeth, are stain resistant and require only the normal dental visits to maintain oral health. Pain during the procedure is almost non-existent thanks to anesthesia.

While it is true that recovery can at times come with pain, we try to make sure that the patient has everything the need to take care of it. You can find on trello all of the steps that we take so that the procedure is as non-invasive as possible, which makes pain during recovery minimal. It is there that we have gone into full detail breaking down this procedure.

Dental implants can be used to treat single missing teeth or multiple teeth, and if there is pain because of and impacted or otherwise damaged tooth those can be replaced as well. Plus just about everyone is eligible for dental implants. Dental implants essentially become your teeth and no special care is needed besides normal brushing and flossing.If you are considering a dental procedure to replace a missing tooth or teeth you should consult your dentist before you make any decision. If you would like to make an appointment at my office please call 516-482-2215. I hope this clarifies some of the differences between dental implants and dentures, and will allow you to have realistic expectations about each procedure. I look forward to answering any questions you may have.

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Welcome to The Stewart C. Brody – Long Island Dentist blog. I’ve been practicing family & cosmetic dentistry in Great Neck, New York since 1986, and I hope to share some of the things I’ve learned along the way and open a forum of discussion for all of the exciting updates that are going on in the world of dentistry today. My hope for this blog is for you to learn about what the world of dentistry entails, for anyone who is interested in these topics to join in the conversation, and most of all, I hope you all enjoy what you read here