Benefits of Dental Implants
Conservative Treatment-Tooth Saving
In the past, when a single tooth was lost, the adjacent teeth were ground-whittled down to stumps over top of which, crowns and bridge work were placed. Bridges unfortunately do not last as long as crowns on single teeth. Over the course of a patient’s life, it is typical that replacement-redoing of the bridge will be required several times. Each replacement increases the risk that root canal problems can develop on those whittled down teeth. This can lead to ever more serious issues.
Dental implants eliminate collateral damage to your adjacent teeth by focusing treatment solely where the tooth or teeth were lost. This conservative approach returns you back as closely as possible, to the state that existed when all your teeth were present and healthy. A dental implant approach means more of your own teeth are left untouched. This represents a significant long term oral health benefit.
Dental implants have the ability to return your smile back to the look that existed prior to teeth being lost while eliminating a conventional bridge approach. Dental implants provide the function and natural esthetics you enjoyed with your own teeth. Since implants fuse (integrate) with your own bone, they help prevent further bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies bridge work or dentures. Given Dr. Novack’s passion to achieve optimum esthetics, anyone who glances at your smile will likely never know you have a replacement tooth.
Dental implant will enable you to speak, eat, and function with comfort and confidence. Since implants are fused to your bone, they provide you with a life free of from the clicks and wobbles of a denture. Implants will enable you to say goodbye to uncomfortable ill fitting dentures and messy denture pastes.
There is no treatment in health care today that approaches the predictability of dental implants. Success rates close to ninety-seven percent measured over a patient’s lifetime have been reported.