Dental implants are quickly becoming the most sought-after method of tooth replacement. Partial dentures were used to replace missing teeth. Dental bridges then became the choice over partials. Now, dental implants are usually the first choice, and there are several reasons for this.
Advantages of Dental Implants
The space left by a missing tooth is like an empty lot in an urban area. It’s a space that seems to attract trouble. Not only is the space unattractive, it can lead to issues in the surrounding area. Fill the space with something beautiful, and the whole area looks a lot better. It’s the same with those missing teeth.
After a tooth has been missing for a while, the teeth adjacent to the space begin to shift. They may even lean into the space. Furthermore, the bone in that area begins to shrink. Since both teeth and bone support your facial features, you can start to look older than your years. Fill that space with a dental implant, and suddenly everything looks considerably better. Even the bone grows stronger because the implant stimulates bone growth.
Implants and the Prosthodontist
Dental implants are considered dental prosthetics. As such, they fall under the recognized specialty of prosthodontics. Those who study this area of dentistry receive years of additional training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures, among other things. Part of that schooling is focused on implant placement and fabrication.
Dental implants require precise placement as well as knowledge of bone health. Today’s cutting-edge technology helps make implants successful. In the hands of a prosthodontist, the implant becomes a thing of beauty. Prosthodontists have significant training in the placement of implants, and they have the eye for aesthetics. The implant replacement for the missing tooth will be practically indistinguishable from a natural tooth. The prosthodontist can be the significant difference between an implant that looks nice and one that looks great.
Dental implants may be used to replace a single tooth, create a dental bridge or replace a full arch of missing teeth. If you have “empty lot” in your smile, make a call to Village Dental NYC. Our prosthodontist will fill in the space with a beautiful implant.