When you have missing teeth, it can make you feel self-conscious when talking, eating or smiling. Replacing your missing teeth by visiting your local Ramapo general dentist, Dr. Baruch Lifshitz, can really improve the appearance of your smile. When you have an attractive smile, it can boost your self-confidence. However, replacing missing teeth has benefits that are far greater than aesthetics. Missing teeth can negatively impact your oral health. When you have missing teeth, it perpetuates bone loss in the jaw. It also can have a huge negative impact on your quality of life because it can affect your speech and even your ability to chew; making it difficult to eat. Getting dental implants is a great solution. A dental implant is a new tooth that is made of porcelain or metal but it looks just like your natural tooth. It also has the functionality of a natural tooth.
Dental implants have two main parts: the titanium implant part that takes the place of the missing root and the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth. They are very durable and long lasting. Aside from tooth replacement, they can also be used to anchor dentures to keep them from shifting when you talk or chew. While dental implants are a great tooth replacement method, they are not appropriate for everyone. If you have missing teeth and are considering getting dental implants, you will need to see our Ramapo general dentist, Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.
When you come to our office, our Ramapo general dentist, Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS will do a thorough oral exam and will get important background information from you, which includes your overall health and medical history. Once this is completed, Dr. Lifshitz will then let you know if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. He will discuss other possible treatment options that would be appropriate for you if dental implants aren’t an option. Dr. Lifshitz will take the time to answer any questions you have.