Patients in Worcester are often concerned about the beauty and appearance of their smiles. When tooth loss occurs, it can be damaging to one’s self-esteem and confidence. Patients who have lost natural teeth will want to consider cosmetic restoration for more than just appearance. Gaps left by missing teeth may result in shifting and of the remaining teeth, and can wreak havoc on the alignment and appearance of a patient’s entire smile. Lost teeth can also negatively affect chewing and biting efficiency, including the ability to speak clearly. By restoring a natural tooth as soon as loss occurs, patients can maintain their smile’s appearance and efficiency.
Dr. Levenson, of Levenson Smile, may suggest dental implants to patients considering long-term, permanent tooth replacement. While alternative treatments, such as dentures and fixed dental bridges may be viable options, they may not be the best choice for each patient. When a patient has sufficient bone structure in place and needs to replace just one missing tooth, a dental implant is typically best.
Dental implants have several benefits over alternative restoration options. They have a high success rate, and can last a patient’s entire life with proper home care and regular dental visits. They are a standalone restoration that does not require surrounding teeth to be altered, as dental bridges require. They are easy to maintain, affordable, and are a permanent solution to tooth loss. This makes them the “gold standard” in tooth restoration, and provides patients worry-free dentistry.
At the practice of Levenson Smile in Worcester, Dr. Sarah Shih places dental implants for patients who have made the decision to make them part of their smiles. She understands that some patients are concerned about their comfort and anxiety before, during, and after the procedure. Dr. Levenson and Dr. Shih explain what to expect with the surgery and how to care for the implant after it has been placed. Regular visits to Dr. Levenson for check-ups and examinations ensure that the implant will last a long time and can help patients achieve that unforgettable smile!