When you compare dental implants to dentures, there is a decided advantage for the implants. That isn’t really a big surprise, because they represent the very state-of-the-art in full-tooth restoration technology.
Dentures have been around for longer than our dental implants in Bronx NY. They were once the best way for replacing missing teeth. But there are certain drawbacks to traditional dentures that have not changed. They are a surface solution, from the gums up. There is nothing anchoring them to your jaw, which is a big benefit of our dental implants in Bronx NY. They are held in with dental adhesive, and unfortunately, the level of reliability in keeping dentures in place when you chew and speak is not at 100%. Compared to having empty space where teeth used to be, or to having no teeth at all, dentures remain a great choice. But there’s something even greater. Implants consist of two basic parts: first is the titanium post that is surgically placed in our jaw by Dr. Lieberman. It is a new root, doing the same job as the roots on your natural teeth do. The tooth portion is cemented to the post to create a very close facsimile to a real tooth. It feels like one, it looks like one, and most remarkable of all, it performs like one. Your implant can last a lot longer than dentures; even for life under the best circumstances. That’s a big plus. You will be able to chew even the crunchiest foods with total confidence. Brush it, and floss between it and your other teeth as you would normally. And you’ll never have to worry about it getting a cavity or needing root canal.
The process of getting our dental implants in Bronx NY begins with a consultation and exam at our office. Schedule one today.