Dental implant restorations have soared in popularity because they offer the benefits that older traditional restorations such as bridges and dentures provide while managing to eliminate the drawbacks that those methods had. Our Hudson Heights implant dentist
, Dr. Elliott Gutman, can either replace a single missing tooth with dental implants or use them as a foundation to place dentures that have the stability and sturdiness previously unavailable in them.
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Where dental implants have a distinct advantage is that they are fused directly to your jaw bone. Our Hudson Heights implant dentist
places them in your jaw and then follows a waiting period of several months during which your jaw bone grows around the implant. At that point, it is solidly attached and immovable. The final component involves cementing your replacement tooth to the top of the implant, but that is a simple process. Only that one tooth is involved, unlike dental bridges that require the two surrounding teeth to be drilled and crowned to anchor the restoration. Your dental implant is already anchored on its own. Dentures require the use of messy adhesives while dental implants don't need it. They stay firmly in place, giving you full confidence to eat and speak normally. They look and feel just like a natural tooth.
If you need to replace all of the teeth on your jaw, dentures make sense but with implants, for the first time you can be free of the worry and concerns of dentures that slide around and lead to difficulties chewing or talking naturally. The procedure is the same as with standard single dental implants except that your dentures will snap into place over the implants. So you get the best of both worlds: the convenience of a set of dentures that you can take out and put in as needed but with the stability that comes from dental implants. Get started by calling us to schedule a consultation with our Hudson Heights implant dentist
. Dr. Gutman will make sure that you're a good candidate by checking to see if your gums are reasonably healthy and that your jaw bone is strong enough to hold the implant.