Do you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth? If you find it hard to speak or chew properly or if you are unhappy with your smile, you may be considering dental implants. Implants are an excellent, long-lasting remedy for your oral health problems, but it is important to understand the benefits as well as the risks.
Getting Your Implants
Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth, restore your smile and make it easier for you to chew and speak properly. However, to ensure they have the proper alignment and will last for years, visit a prosthodontist to have the procedure done. These specialists have received the extra training necessary to create teeth that look and feel natural.
Taking Care of Your Implants
Once you have your dental implants, you take care of them much like you do natural teeth. You must brush and floss daily as well as visit the dentist regularly for checkups. While practicing good oral hygiene is usually all you need to ensure your implants last a lifetime, it should be noted that, like any cosmetic procedure, there are some risks to consider. Some of the risks include injury to the surrounding parts of your mouth, including teeth or blood vessels, sinus problems if the upper implants reach into your sinus cavities, or infection at the implant site. Some people experience nerve damage that can cause tingling, numbness or pain in the gums, lips or natural teeth. However, most risks are minor and are easy to treat if you contact our office as soon as you suspect there is an issue.
Get More Information
Dr. Nargiz Schmidt DDS, prosthodontist in Manhattan, NY, is experienced and professional when providing dental implants to our patients. If you are interested in learning more about the procedure and finding out if you are a candidate, contact us at Smile in the City today.