Board Certified Periodontist, Dr. Scott O. Kissel

How Can Dental Implants Improve My Chewing Capability?

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Manhattan Dental ImplantsFor many New York City residents who are missing teeth, one of their primary complaints is their inability to chew and eat their favorite foods. After all, when you are missing teeth, it makes it harder for you to eat. While dentures are known to slip and slide while eating, and bridges can break if you chew on crunchy food, dental implants are a tooth replacement option that allows you to eat anything you want – without the risk of your dental implants moving or falling out. Read on to learn why dental implants improve New York City patients’ chewing capabilities, why they stay in place and why you should consider dental implants as your tooth replacement option.

Dental Implants Are Different from Other Tooth Replacement Options.

When considering different tooth replacement options, New York City dental patients should know that dental implants are different from dentures and bridges. The main way that dental implants differ from these older tooth replacement options is that dental implants are actually inserted directly into the jawbone. Because of this, dental implants create a permanent, secure bond with the jawbone, and function like a natural tooth’s root. This greatly increases New York City dental patients’ chewing capabilities, because the prosthetic tooth is “locked” in place in the jawbone.

Dental Implants Are Made to Function Like Natural Teeth.

In addition to having titanium rods that function as natural tooth roots, the crowns that cover dental implants are made of a strong, tooth-like material. This means that you can chew and gnaw on your favorite, crunchy foods without running the risk of breaking your teeth crowns.

Dental Implants Are Non-Removable and Meant to Last a Lifetime.

Finally, dental implants improve your chewing capabilities because they are non-removable and designed to last for your entire lifetime. When you’re eating with dental implants, you won’t have to worry that they will slip, slide or accidentally snap out of place. Dental implants are created with the intention that they will always stay in place, and they will never come out.

What Else Should I Know About Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a tooth replacement option for replacing 1, multiple or an entire mouth full of teeth. If you are replacing just 1 missing tooth from your smile, then 1 dental implant will be inserted into your jawbone and covered with a single tooth-looking crown. If you are missing multiple adjacent teeth, 1 dental implant could be used to support multiple, continuously attached dental crowns. And, if you need a full mouth restoration, then All-on-4 dental implants – in which 4 implants are placed into the top jaw and 4 implants are placed into the bottom jaw – can be used to replace your entire smile. Best of all, both the titanium rods and the tooth-looking crowns can be placed on the same day for an All-on-4 treatment, meaning you can walk into New York City periodontist Dr. Kissel’s office in the morning with all of your teeth missing, and walk out in the afternoon with a brand new, full smile.

Schedule Your Dental Implants Consultation Today.

If you are interested in getting dental implants, the next best step for you to take is to schedule a dental implants consultation with Dr. Kissel by calling (212) 702-9088. During this appointment, Dr. Kissel will perform a full oral examination to determine whether or not any preliminary procedures need to take place before your dental implants can be inserted, explain the dental implants procedure to you and answer all your questions.

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