Dental Implants: or Why Tooth Loss Should Be Dealt With ASAP


Replacing Missing Teeth Is About More than Just Restoring the Look of Your Smile

Implant dentistry is the best treatment option for missing teeth. In fact, there is only one thing that is better for your oral health than a dental implant: your natural teeth.

There A Number Of Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Teeth As Soon As Possible…

Tooth loss can have a number of significant effects on your physical and psychological health. Some of these are:

  • Teeth will twist to fill the void left by missing teeth
  • Deterioration of your bone and gum tissues
  • A slackened facial appearance due tooth loss and bone deterioration

When you lose a tooth, the bone that holds the tooth root starts to slowly dissolve; this can cause further tooth loss and other complications.

Gum disease is another problem that can be caused by tooth loss—gum disease is also the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

In Recent Years Gum Disease Has Been Linked To A Series Of Other Severe Health Issues…

In July of this year, a heart surgeon wrote an article about the role inflammation plays in heart attacks and heart disease. He said that chronic inflammation was one of the reasons why cholesterol built up. Without chronic inflammation a number of heart conditions could be better avoided.

What’s this got to do with gum disease?

Gum disease causes high levels of bacteria and chronic inflammation. These then travel throughout the body contributing to a number of severe health issues. Gum disease has been linked to:

  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attacks/disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s

Dental Implants And What They Can Do For Your Oral Health…

Dental implants, offered at North Shore Restorative and Implant Dentistry, allow patients to reclaim the function and appearance of their smile. The implant part of implant dentistry is a titanium alloy that is surgically REPLACEed into your jaw to replace the missing tooth root. The titanium alloy is highly biocompatible with your jawbone which means that your body won’t reject the foreign materiel.

Once the dental implant has been surgically REPLACEed into your jawbone, it will take a number of months for your jawbone to attach itself to the implant. After your jaw has attached itself to the implant you’ll have a strong and sturdy foundation for a prosthetic tooth replacement.

By replacing the tooth root, you are looking after the health of your jaw, there won’t be the bone degradation because it will have attached itself to the implant, and your teeth won’t shift because the prosthetic tooth will fill the gap. Implant dentistry is a great way to restore form and function to your smile. The strong prosthetic tooth replacement will allow you to eat and speak normally.

If you look after your oral health, the dental implant will be permanent and the prosthetic tooth replacement may need to be replaced in 10-15 years.

Missing a Tooth? Or Multiple Teeth? We’ve got You Covered…

At North Shore Restorative and Implant Dentistry we offer a range of dental implant treatment options to suit your individual needs.

If you’re missing a tooth, multiple teeth or all your teeth dental implants are the best choice. A lifestyle-friendly, aesthetically pleasing choice for tooth loss, dental implants are a long-term cost-effective treatment that will leave you with a white, healthy-looking smile.

For more information on the implant dentistry options available at North Shore Restorative and Implant Dentistry, or to book an appointment at our Long Island dental practice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.