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I Lost Multiple Teeth Due to Gum Disease

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If you’re a New York City resident who has lost multiple teeth due to gum disease, you are likely embarrassed by your smile, not to mention frustrated by your lost oral function and inability to eat and chew your favorite foods. And while you may be considering dental bridges as a teeth replacement option, there is a newer choice available that offers a permanent, natural-looking solution: teeth implants. But what exactly are teeth implants, how are they different from dental bridges, and where can you get dental implants in New York City? Read on as Manhattan periodontist Dr. Kissel explains.

What Are Teeth Implants?

Teeth implants are a permanent solution for replacement teeth. With teeth implants, a titanium rod is inserted into your gum to mimic the function of your tooth root. You may not realize it, but your natural teeth’s roots do more than just hold your teeth in place. They also stimulate jawbone growth. When teeth are missing, your jawbone can erode. This is called bone resorption. When bone resorption occurs, your adjacent gums can also recede, the skin around your mouth can collapse, and you can appear to look older around your mouth than you are.

Thankfully, teeth implants are a solution for all of these problems. After the titanium rods are placed, tooth-looking crowns are placed over them, giving you a natural looking smile. And if you have two or more missing adjacent teeth, one titanium rod can be used to give you teeth implants for all those missing teeth.

How Are Teeth Implants Different from Dental Bridges?

Teeth implants differ from dental bridges in several ways, including:

  • Teeth implants are designed to be a permanent tooth replacement solution, while dental bridges are crowns that may need to be replaced;
  • Teeth implants place a titanium rod into your jawbone to prevent bone resorption, while dental bridges do not; and
  • Teeth implants do not affect your adjacent teeth, while dental bridges require your adjacent “anchor” tooth to be drilled down and have a crown placed over it.

Where Can I Get Teeth Implants in New York City?

If you’re a New York City resident, you need to find an experienced, local practitioner who can help you with your unique case. Dr. Kissel, a New York City periodontist, has been restoring mouths with teeth implants for more than 20 years and has the expertise required to give you the permanent smile you want.

Are Teeth Implants Right for Me?

Whether or not you are a candidate for teeth implants requires an examination of your unique dental anatomy, as some patients may require surgeries to lift their sinuses before teeth implants can be placed. The only way you will find out if you are eligible for teeth implants, or need an additional surgery or surgeries before you can receive them, is by consulting with someone experienced with placing teeth implants. If you are missing multiple teeth, we highly recommend that you call New York City’s Dr.

Kissel today to schedule a consultation and full oral examination at (212) 702-9088.

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