November 25, 2013
Category: Dental Implants
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We spend quite a bit of time on this blog talking about how wonderful dental implants are. And tooth root replacements definitely deserve that hype. While dental implants replace missing teeth to rebuild your smile and restore your abilities, they also have myriad health benefits. Once your implants are in place, your oral and even systemic health will be supported for many years to come. Read on to learn more about how implants aid your mouth, bones, and facial structure.

Tooth Implants’ Effects on Your Health

Implants are titanium posts that sit in your jawbone. Over time, they connect with your bone to form naturally secure foundations for dental restorations. By replacing missing teeth and connecting restorations to your jawbones, you enjoy a number of corresponding health benefits. Dental implants:

  1. Preserve facial structure – Losing teeth and losing bone density leads to your facial structure changing. Your face may begin to sag, your lips to look less full, and your appearance to gradually become altered. Implants will help you maintain a youthful, strong facial structure.
  2. Maintain your bone density – Without a tooth root supporting an area of your jawbone, the bone will begin to resorb. It will dissolve and weaken the area. Dental implants will keep that bone strong and whole.
  3. Improve oral and periodontal health – When there are spaces in your smile, bacteria are able to take hold. This leads to a higher chance of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Bacteria can also enter your bloodstream through infection in these gaps, potentially causing disease in other areas of the body. Implants and restorations close those spaces to return your smile to wholeness.
  4. Keep your teeth from shifting – When your teeth shift, your bite can change. This often leads to serious problems with your occlusion. Crooked teeth and misaligned jaws can aggravate your TMJ, leading to a jaw disorder. Implants will keep your teeth from shifting and maintain a healthy bite.

Beginning the Implant Process

In order to determine whether implants are right for your missing teeth, simply contact our Schenectady team!


Dental Implants
By New Teeth One Day
March 11, 2014
It is true that dental implants improve our overall oral health. Besides replacing missing teeth, it also help people to improve their bite functionality and chewing ability. It basically improves the overall appearance of our teeth.

Robert M. Scotto, D.D.S.
615 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12305




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