While many of us expect to have our natural teeth last our entire lifetime, sometimes they don't. Whether it is from trauma, periodontal disease, or other reasons, natural teeth can be lost. From one tooth to many teeth, replacing them can help patients feel better about their smile and be less self-conscious about the gaps and imperfections they cause. One way to replace missing teeth is with a restoration called dental implants, also known as "teeth implants."
Dental implants are titanium rods that are placed into the bone to act as a "root," and then are capped with a crown to look like a natural tooth in its place. Dental implants are a restorative alternative to dental bridges and dentures, but have a number of benefits over the latter options.
Dental implants are considered a permanent and reliable restoration. Teeth implants have a high success rate when placed by a professional, trained specialist. At Levenson Smile, Dr. Sarah Shih places implants for patients. They are extremely reliable and easy to care for, while lasting several years--even a lifetime--when properly maintained and cared for.
Tooth implants are also extremely aesthetic. Many others don't even know when a patient has a dental implant in place because they look so natural. By having a dental implant placed by Dr. Shih, patients can also keep their existing natural teeth from shifting around due to the gap left behind. This can result in additional cosmetic services such as orthodontics to get the teeth back in their original places. Dental implants can save time, money, and extra dental work that may occur with the loss of a tooth or teeth.
Dental implants can also help stimulate bone growth, which can deteriorate after a person loses their natural tooth and the root structure that comes with it. This kind of bone loss can be noticed with patients who have worn dentures for several years, and their bone continues to "melt away" because it is not being stimulated by natural teeth.
There are many benefits of teeth implants over alternative restorations like dentures and bridges, so it is important to talk to Dr. Levenson of Worcester to determine if you are a candidate for this amazing restorative procedure. Call Levenson Smiles today to schedule a consultation and examination to find out if you too can enjoy the benefits of dental implants!