Adam K. Smith, DDS on the Benefits of Dental Implants
A general and cosmetic dentist in New York City for more than 30 years, Dr. Adam K. Smith provides the full spectrum of dental treatments, including dental implant restorations. Dental implants offer several advantages over fixed bridges, partial dentures, and complete dentures.
Dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots made of biocompatible titanium, are placed in the jawbone and, after a period of healing, are topped with a dental restoration. One implant can support a single replacement tooth, and two or more implants can support a dental bridge or a denture.
Replacing teeth with dental implants offers a more stable and long-lasting fix than bridges and dentures without compromising the structure of remaining healthy teeth. Implants look and function like natural teeth because they are permanently anchored in the jaw.
This tooth-replacement method also helps preserve the health of the jawbone tissue by providing the same type of stimulation to the bone as a natural tooth root, preventing the bone resorption and collapsed facial appearance often seen in patients who wear dentures.