Millions of people suffer from tooth loss despite the improvements in dental care. This is mostly because of tooth decay, periodontal disease, or teeth injury. In the past, the only treatment options available were bridges and dentures. Recent developments have led to the innovation of dental implants. Dental implants are a replacement of tooth roots. The implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or permanent teeth replacements. The implants are made to match your natural teeth to make them appear natural. For exceptional dental care in the Bronx, Nishita Gandhi, DDS is available to help.

 Advantages of dental implants

The implants have several advantages. They include:

Improved appearance - the implants are designed to be permanent. They fuse with your bone, feel and look like your own teeth.  They improve your appearance.

Improves speech - compared to poorly fitting dentures that can cause the teeth to slip within the mouth, causing you to slur your words, implants allow you to speak without the worry that the teeth might slip. The ability to fuse with the bone, making them permanent, will make you feel confident even as you talk.

They are comfortable - the stress that comes with removable dentures brings discomfort. Implants are permanent; they become part of you.

More comfortable eating - while dentures slide, it becomes difficult to chew. Dental implants work like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favourite food with confidence and without fear of pain.

Improved self-esteem - regaining back your smile boosts self-esteem. Many people fear smiling and may cover their mouths, making them feel uncomfortable and can even avoid social gatherings.

Improved oral health - an implant does not affect other teeth, as is the case with a supported bridge. There are no alterations to the nearby teeth to support the implant. All your teeth are left intact, improving long term oral health. The individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.

Durability - with good oral care implants last for a lifetime.

Convenience - dentures are removable, and therefore you have to remove them to clean. With the implants, you do not have to undergo the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures and using adhesives to keep the dentures in place.

Everything has two sides; people who have had dental implants say that there is a little discomfort in the procedure.  After the process, there can be a mild soreness, though it can be treated with over the counter pain-relieving medications.

How to care for dental implants

The implants fuse with your bone and become like your own teeth. They require brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular dental checks. Care for your dental implants is the same as the care you take with your natural teeth.

Teeth play an essential role in speech and self-esteem of a person. Loss of teeth is, at times unavoidable, but that does not mean the end of a fantastic life. Nishita Gandhi will help you recover your smile, your confidence, and boost your self-esteem with dental implants customized for you. Our goal is to restore your smile and help you live life to the fullest.

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