If you have a missing tooth, or teeth, that need to be replaced, you may be thinking about getting dental implants or dentures. Both of these tooth replacement options have their own benefits, but dental implants remain an extremely popular way for patients to have their missing teeth replaced at our office, Gary Herskovits, DDS. Our implant dentist in Bay Ridge, Dr. Gary Herskovits, will be happy to talk to you about the benefits of dental implants versus dentures.
Our patients enjoy getting dental implants from our implant dentist in Bay Ridge because they know that the dental implants will look, feel, and function just like permanent teeth. In fact, getting dental implants is in many ways just like having your missing tooth replaced with another permanent tooth. Once the dental implant procedure is completed, all you will need to do to take care of your dental implant tooth is to brush and floss every day to make sure that your gums remain healthy. As long as your gums remain healthy, you should not have any problems at all with your dental implants. However, once a patient gets a denture to replace the missing tooth or teeth, the denture will need to be removed and cleaned every day. With dental implants, people feel perfectly comfortable about speaking and eating in public; they never need to worry that the dental implant will wobble or embarrass them in any way. Unfortunately, people are not able to have this same security with dentures. However, dental implants are generally more expensive than dentures. And, a patient can get a denture to replace the missing tooth or teeth over just a period of weeks, while getting dental implants can take up to six months. If your jawbone is not healthy enough or thick enough to successfully hold the dental implant, dentures can be a great option. However, even these patients can have bone grafting surgery which can make them a great candidate for getting dental implants.
For an appointment to meet with our implant dentist in Bay Ridge, contact us today.