Are you experiencing tooth loss due to several different reasons, including trauma or damage? Believe it or not, if you suffer from tooth loss you’re not alone. With over 178 million affected, tooth loss is extremely common among U.S. adults.
Why Should You Consider Dental Implants?
While dentures were the preferred method of replacing missing teeth for many years, patients are now realizing the long term functional and cosmetic benefits of dental implants. Dental implants are highly regarded as the ideal tooth replacement solution, in many cases. While dentures and bridges are common solutions for missing teeth, they don’t offer patients the same advantages.
With dental implants, both the roots and crowns of teeth are replaced resulting in greater stability, longevity, and cosmetic appeal. With proper care, the results are permanent, cosmetic and the closest to natural teeth you can achieve. Dental Implants are by far the best solution for missing teeth.
The loss of even a single tooth can be devastating to surrounding tooth structure. These problems can also extend beyond your oral health and have negative effects on your social life. Your appearance, chewing ability, and self-confidence are all compromised when you have a missing tooth. If treatment is delayed tooth loss also invites other oral problems, including bone loss. This is especially true when patients delay treatment and teeth are not replaced.
Today, many patients turn to dental implants for tooth replacement – and for good reason. Dental Implants are the only solution that mimics natural tooth structure and prevents further breakdown of the jawbone. This is because a dental implant’s post acts like the root of a natural tooth to stimulate the jawbone.
Are You A Candidate For Dental Implants?
There’s no denying that dental implants are a great method to treat tooth loss or damage, however, before receiving them, a dentist must make sure that your oral health is in good shape enough to be a good, solid foundation for dental implant placement; to maximize the outcomes and longevity of the implants.
If a dentist discovers any issues with the health of your gums, they may refer you to a periodontist, or gum specialist. A periodontist will assess your gum health and create a treatment plan specifically for you to get your gums in tip top shape. Since gum disease is caused by bacteria found in deep pockets formed between the gum line and tooth bone, a periodontist will measure these pockets to determine if they are able to be professionally cleaned. Pockets deeper than 5mm cannot be cleaned and may need to be surgically removed to eliminate the bacteria.
A periodontist may also check for any systemic bone loss via dental X-rays. It is important to ensure the jawbone is healthy and in-tact so that dental implants can be placed successfully. If not, a procedure known as bone grafting may be necessary.
This procedure is typically executed by a dental surgeon and a referral may be necessary by a periodontist. However, if the gum pockets are within the acceptable range for deep cleaning, a thorough cleaning will occur, with the goal of preventing bone loss or damage. To ensure the best results in maintaining a healthy oral environment and preparing for dental implants, good and consistent dental hygiene must be continuous and persistent, with regular cleanings and healthy daily lifestyle choices.
Find A Specialist For Your Dental Implants!
Dr. Alexander Volchonok offers the flexible dental implant solutions you need to take back your smile and regain your self-confidence. Our implant options include single implants, multiple implants and implant supported dentures.
Contrary to popular belief, the dental implant procedure is a relatively easy and streamlined process. During your consultation, Dr. Volchonok will evaluate the status of your overall oral health and create a customized treatment plan using state-of-the-art technology to achieve the best possible outcome. Due to our doctor’s experience and advanced training in periodontics, patients typically enjoy minimal recovery time and little discomfort. Contact our periodontal practice today to schedule your consultation. Our team is highly focused on providing minimally invasive, positive experiences at our practice.
As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Volchonok is exceptionally well-trained and experienced in the field of periodontics and dental implants. He is highly regarded for his achievement in receiving the Univeristy of Pennsylvania’s Dean’s Scholarship as well as several awards in Periodontics, Implant Dentistry, and Prosthodontics. The exceptional results he achieves for his patients speak for themselves. He specializes in restoring oral health with advanced periodontal and dental implant services. This offers a significant advantage when choosing the right practice for your dental implant procedure.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Other options for dealing with tooth replacement offer benefits, but if you value permanence, dental implants are for you. If you are interested in dental implants, come talk to our doctor, Dr. Alexander Volchonok. Our offices in Manhattan, NY and Greenwich, CT will love to take expert care of you as soon as you schedule your first consultation today!
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