Problems with Not Having Dental Implants

Having missing teeth can affect your self-confidence undoubtedly, but many people do not realize the dangers missing teeth pose to their overall oral health. Missing teeth can cause:

  • Difficulty eating certain foods, which may result in nutritional deficiency
  • Deterioration of the jawbone due to lack of use in the areas of missing teeth
  • Receding gums and mouth tissue
  • Movement of existing teeth, which may lead toward misaligned bites
  • Inability of the teeth to remain in a relaxed position due to misalignment, which can cause temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD

The Benefits of Dental Implants

To avoid the above problems due to missing teeth, dental implants are a great option. Dental implants prevent these problems from occurring and natural looking, durable, and properly maintained implants create a lasting perfect dental appearance often lasting for years in the future.

The advantages of dental implants include:

  • Better appearance, which is due to the natural appearance and feel of dental implants. In all instances, no one will be able to notice a difference between natural teeth and those that are implanted with an appropriate crown on top
  • Preserved bone density, which can be lost in the cases where a natural tooth or implant is not securely integrated into the patient’s jawbone. Also, this will prevent the gum recessions typically seen in denture wearing patients
  • Save existing teeth through dental implants, which will not require your existing teeth to be modified to accommodate a bridge or another dental product
  • Boost self-confidence and self-esteem with dental implants, and instead of constantly using dentures with denture adhesives, enduring slipping and cracking, and having no permanent teeth, use dental implants as a permanent alternative solution
  • Rely on the high success rates of dental implants, which in most cases, will last patients their entire lives. Maintaining healthy gum tissue, dental hygiene, and other considerations make a favorable outcome even more feasible
  • Save money over time using dental implants, instead of catering to the problems inherent to other dental solutions. Over a seven-year period, dental implants prove more cost-effective than other dental solutions
  • Improve your speech, which is clear and unhampered when using dental implants, and allows users to speak with confidence and clarity
  • Improve nutritional intake with dental implants, as patients can now eat virtually any food they desire, which probably was simply not possible in the past
  • Increase personal comfort with dental implants, which are not a cause for concern or embarrassment to patients. The loss of jawbone density also creates painful situations for patients, which also contribute to discomfort wearing dentures and other dental products besides dental implants

If you have any remaining questions, or are looking for prompt, high-quality care in New York, NY, contact Philip Kang DDS at (212) 956-40901.

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