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Advantages of Dental Implants

March 20, 2013

Last time, we talked about dental implants and why they’re important for the health of your smile. Today we’re going to compare dental implants to other tooth replacement methods to see why they’re the most effective option to restore the health, appearance and function of your smile. At South Shore Dental Care, we want our patients to be fully informed about all their smile choices.

When people think of replacing missing teeth, their first thought is often dentures. Dentures are a traditional way to help restore function if you’ve lost all or nearly all of your teeth. However, they’re removable, so there’s always the risk of them slipping or coming loose in public.

Crowns and bridges can also be used to replace missing teeth. While these can be sturdier than dentures, they don’t do anything about the missing tooth roots. Your tooth roots are important because without them, you could lose bone from your jaw.

Only dental implants give you a secure fit while creating a replacement tooth root to ensure the health of your jaw bone. Dental implants not only stop any further bone loss, but they can sometimes encourage growth of the jaw bone to replace what has been lost.

At South Shore Dental Care, we’re committed to providing our patients with a wide array of dental services, high-quality cosmetic dentistry, and up to the minute dental technology. Our Massapequa dental office serves patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

How Can I Stop Further Tooth Loss?

June 29, 2012

Have you lost one or more teeth as a result of decay or an injury? Are you worried now about losing more teeth? Your concern is understandable. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the root that anchored it to your jaw. And that right there is why you could lose another tooth further down the road.

Here’s why.

When you lose a tooth root, the part of your jawbone it used to be in contact with doesn’t have a purpose anymore. As a result, it will begin to atrophy. With time, more bone tissue will be affected, increasing your risk of losing one or more healthy teeth.

But there is a way to stop all this.

Preserve Your Smile with Dental Implants

If you’re worried about losing more teeth, call South Shore Dental Care to find out how dental implants can help you stop further tooth loss. As one of the most effective restorative dentistry solutions available, dental implants can restore strength and function to your entire smile, including your jaw. They do this by replacing your missing tooth and your missing root, helping your jaw grow new bone tissue and remain naturally strong.

Do you want to find out if dental implants are right for you? Then give our Massapequa dental office a call today. During your appointment, your doctor will have a chance to examine your smile and recommend a treatment plan.

At South Shore Dental Care, Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman happily serve patients Massapequa, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!