Board Certified Periodontist, Dr. Scott O. Kissel

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dr. Kissel using a microscope to perform periodontal treatments of dental implant procedures like immediate implants

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Are you a Manhattan resident with a missing tooth, or a tooth that needs to be removed because it is infected or diseased? If so, you’re probably considering your tooth replacement options, and wondering why dental implants seem to be the recommended go-to for tooth replacement in Manhattan and beyond. The truth is, there are several benefits to dental implants. Read on as Manhattan periodontist Dr. Kissel highlights some of these top benefits in this blog post:

Dental Implants Are the Closest Thing to Natural Teeth

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Educational poster showing a structure of the dental implant. Vector illustration isolated on the white background. Medical infographic depicting components of implant – screw, abutment, crown.

If you need to have a tooth replaced, you want the next best thing to have a natural tooth, right? Well, not only do dental implants look realistic, they function like natural teeth, too. With titanium “roots” inserted into your jawbone and a strong, tooth-like crown attached for aesthetic and chewing purposes, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who can pick your dental implant out from your natural teeth.

Dental Implants Are the Only Permanent Tooth Replacement

No matter how well you care for them, bridges and dentures will need to be replaced over time. Dental implants, however, are built to last a lifetime. If you continue to practice proper oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing every day, and you don’t smoke, your dental implants can be a permanent solution.

Dental Implants Are a Worry-free Choice

Even though they provide the aesthetic appearance of teeth, many denture patients are afraid to go out and eat in public in Manhattan, because they are afraid their dentures will slip. Likewise, many dental bridge patients, knowing that bridges are not a permanent solution, are concerned that if they eat something too crunchy or hard, their fake tooth will break. When you have dental implants, though, you don’t need to worry about these situations. Dental implants are rooted into your jawbone, and the crowns that cover the titanium rods are made out of a tough material. You can eat all your favorite foods and never have to worry about your dental implants slipping or breaking!

Dental Implants Can’t Get Cavities

No Manhattan resident likes getting a cavity drilled, and that’s good news for dental implant patients. Because they are not real teeth, dental implants can’t get cavities. How’s that for an incentive for getting this tooth replacement solution?

Dental Implants Protect Your Oral Health

When you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, the jawbone where your tooth used to be can deteriorate and shrink. This is called bone resorption. Bone resorption can lead to additional problems, including gum recession. Why not project your jawbone by getting dental implants, which stimulate your jawbone and promote jawbone growth?

Dental Implants Keep Your Healthy Teeth In Place

Perhaps one of the most important reasons that Manhattan residents should consider dental implants is because they help keep your healthy teeth right where they belong – in your mouth. If you choose to get dentures, any healthy teeth that you have remaining will need to be pulled. And if you select a dental bridge, your adjacent “anchor” teeth will need to be drilled down so that crowns can be placed over them. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that keeps your healthy teeth completely intact, which is exactly the way you want them.

Dental Implants Help Your Face Look Natural, Too

If you’re missing teeth, it’s possible that your face is sinking in, too, due to the lost volume in your mouth, bone resorption, and gum recession. Sunken in cheeks can make you look older than you actually are. What Manhattan resident wants that? Dental implants not only give you a beautiful smile; they help you maintain your youthful facial appearance, too.

Call Dr. Kissel Today To Schedule Your Dental Implants Consultation

If you’re considering getting dental implants, contact Dr. Kissel.

Dr. Kissel will examine you during your consultation to determine if these conditions are met and discuss your treatment options. Dental Implant patients at Dr. Kissel’s New York City periodontal office can be assured that he uses the most advanced and proven techniques to treat their dental issues. Dental implants combined with microsurgical techniques allow for a better experience post-op for the patient due to greater accuracy and a more precise operation.

During this consultation, Dr. Kissel will perform the oral examination and tests that determine what type of dental implants you are eligible for, explain the dental implant procedure to you, and answer all your questions. If you’re ready to replace your smile with natural-looking, functional dental implants, then call Dr. Kissel’s office in New York City for a consultation at (212) 702-9088 or book online.

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