Even with excellent oral hygiene, people still lose teeth. Luckily, that tooth loss doesn’t have to be permanent. If just one or two teeth are missing, dental implants may be your best option. Implants are placed directly into your jawbone, just where your normal tooth root would be. These realistic-looking tooth replacements work exactly like your normal teeth, so you don’t have to change your diet or routines. Plus, in most cases, dental implants can last you your whole life.
If you’ve lost more than a few teeth, dentures may be the better solution. Partial dentures can replace a few teeth in a specific area, braced on nearby teeth, and can be less expensive than the more permanent choice of implants. If you need to replace an entire arch of teeth, full dentures are the easiest way to get functional, beautiful teeth back. But these don't have to be like your grandparents' dentures. They can be supported with dental implants to ensure they stay fixed in place. They also let you bite and chew normally, so you don't have to give up any of your favorite foods.
If you are looking to replace one or more missing teeth in midtown Manhattan, please call 212-557-8668 today for an appointment with implant dentist Dr. Karthilde Appolon at Appolon Dental Group in Columbus Circle.