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Benefits of Dental implants

Benefits of Dental implants

Dental implants are ideal for replacing missing or damaged teeth. This treatment has been recognized as a standard of care for tooth replacement for more than 50 years. Unlike other options, dental implants are the “next best thing to healthy, natural teeth.” Listed below are some of the many long lasting benefits of dental implants:

    • Improved Appearance: Missing teeth can make you look much older than you are, causing your face to appear sagged, sunken and sad. Dental implants prevent this deterioration of the facial structure, improving the appearance of your face and smile.
    • Boosting Confidence: If left untreated, missing teeth can cause lack of self-esteem and confidence. Replacing them with dental implants can make you look and feel better, and restore your confidence when smiling or speaking.
    • Durability: Dental implants are a long-term solution for replacing teeth. Unlike tooth-supported dental bridges that only last five to seven years, dental implants are built to last. Periodic adjustments may be needed, but they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for.
    • Improved Eating/Biting: Missing or damaged teeth can make biting or chewing an uncomfortable chore. Dental implants can improve the ability to chew food properly, and make eating enjoyable.You will be able to eat all types of foods, even crunchy or chewy foods.
    • Healthy Jawbone: After losing one or more teeth, empty spaces in your jaw can lead to deterioration of the jawbone. When the jawbone is not being used to support natural teeth it loses strength and firmness. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that act like natural teeth. They aid in stimulating bone growth and prevent bone loss.
    • No Cavities: Cavities don’t occur in dental implants, however, it is important to visit your dentist to clean and care for your dental implants, and gums and mouth everyday—just as you would for natural teeth.
    • Protects Healthy Teeth: Dental implants help to support healthy teeth and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting. Other teeth replacement options like dental bridges require grinding away the adjacent teeth. Dental implants do not require support from adjacent teeth. They are placed in the jawbone, where the missing tooth root was, without impacting healthy teeth.
    • Comfort and Convenience: Dental implants are strong and stable like natural teeth. They look, feel, fit and function like a natural tooth. Other dental restorative options may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life.

Contact Dr. Aki Shirakura & Associates

You deserve to smile again and you will, with dental implants from Dr. Aki Shirakura & Associates.The staff at the office of Dr. Aki Shirakura & Associates are both trained and experienced in the process of dental implants. Contact us today to see if dental implants are the right choice for you. Call us at 914-303-6150 or email at draki@drakicosmeticdentist.com.


3 Responses to Benefits of Dental implants

  • I’ve never really considered implants, but now I feel like that may have been a little dumb of me. It sounds like there’s a lot of really good reasons that implants might be the right solution for someone with dental issues. When it comes down to it, I feel like having good looking teeth has a lot to do with wanting confidence, and implants can definitely do that. Thanks for sharing!

  • Thank you for all this great information about dental implants!I really like that dental implants actually support heath teeth, and prevent them from shifting. A friend of mine lost a tooth a while ago, and might be able to benefit from something like this.

  • As I get older, bone health becomes an increasing concern for me. Although I don’t think any of my teeth will fall out, I do want to make sure that my jawbone is as healthy as possible. Maybe I’ll look into getting them on my more visible teeth that way, I don’t ever have to worry about my smile looking worse as the years go by. Plus, I’ll be able to maintain a healthy jawbone as well!

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