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    Replacing One Tooth, Multiple Teeth, or All Teeth with Dental Implants

    Last updated 1 day 13 hours ago

    If you have lost any amount of teeth and are considering a dental procedure in order to replace them, dental implants should be at the top of your list. Dental implants hold many advantages over other procedures. Here is a look at the benefits of replacing one tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth with dental implants.

    One Tooth

    Dental implants allow you to replace your single missing tooth in a discrete and efficient manner. Your dental implant will replicate your natural tooth in its appearance, its function, and the way it feels compared to your other teeth in your mouth. This means that it will not interfere with your daily activities, like speaking or eating. A dental implant will also preserve your jawbone by replacing the missing tooth’s root, and it is immune to the presence of cavities.

    Multiple Teeth

    Unlike other dental procedures, implants do not rely on their surrounding teeth for support, and instead support themselves by replacing the roots of the missing teeth; this also protects the jawbone from deterioration. Healthy teeth are supported and protected when you fill in the empty space left by multiple missing teeth. Dental implants will permanently resolve the problem of missing teeth, and they are fixed in place so there is no worry of shifting.

    All Teeth

    When you lose most or all of your teeth, the structure of your face may become compromised. While dentures provide some support, a full set of dental implants is the most favorable option. Not only will dental implants maintain your smile as well as your facial structure, they will not move around and impede your speech or ability to eat. Dental implants are fixed to your jaw, so you do not have to worry about them falling out; they stay in your mouth at all times.

    For more information about replacing one tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth with dental implants, call Dr. Stuart J. Froum, DDS at (917) 338-0259. Our practice specializes in dental implants as well as dental and periodontal health care in the New York City area. If you would like to know more about our services, feel free to visit our website or stop by and see us.

    Gum Disease Prevalence Surpasses Diabetes with Nearly 65 Million Affected

    Last updated 1 day 13 hours ago

    CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 – With one in every two adults age 30 and older suffering from periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is calling for Americans to Love the Gums You’re With and take better care of their gums. Periodontal disease can lead to receding gums, bone damage, loss of teeth, and can increase the risk of other health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. Despite its prevalence, periodontal disease is hardly ever discussed, resulting in a lack of urgency for people to properly care for their gums. Simple steps like brushing twice a day, flossing daily and receiving an annual comprehensive periodontal evaluation from a periodontist can help detect and prevent gum disease.

    Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition that, if left untreated, may cause damage to the tissues and bone surrounding the teeth, eventually leading to tooth loss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 65 million Americans are affected by periodontal disease. In addition to diabetes, periodontal disease has been linked to other chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and even cancer.

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    Love on the Rocks - Taking Care of Your Gums

    Last updated 1 day 13 hours ago

    Did you know that periodontal disease affects 1 in 2 Americans, or approximately 65 million people? 

    By committing to a caring, lifelong relationship with your gums and visiting a periodontist, gum-love can conquer all.

    Invisalign vs. Metal Braces

    Last updated 8 days ago

    A bright, even smile improves your self-confidence and can even make you look younger and healthier. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry to straighten your teeth, there are many options. Invisalign treatment offers many benefits over traditional metal braces, allowing you to enjoy your smile even during your dental treatment.

    Confidence

    Metal braces are clearly visible on your teeth, which can affect your self-confidence and willingness to share your smile until your treatment is finished. However, treatment with Invisalign allows you to smile with confidence even during the course of your cosmetic treatment. Invisalign aligners are clear and form-fitted to your teeth, making them impossible for others to detect.

    Convenience

    Metal braces are not removable. They remain in your mouth every day until your treatment is complete, requiring you to take extra care while eating, playing sports, and caring for your teeth. Special dental tools are required to clean your teeth each night and prevent food particles or bacteria from accumulating around your braces. Alternatively, Invisalign aligners can be removed while eating, drinking, and cleaning your teeth. You will not have to change your habits or schedule extra time to care for your teeth each day. Invisalign aligners can be left in place while playing sports or taking part in other activities without worrying that you could damage your dental appliance.

    Comfort

    Although dental technology has improved the fit and feel of metal braces, they can still cause some discomfort. Braces frequently cause minor mouth irritation and sores that can affect your comfort levels and speech. Invisalign aligners are smooth and unobtrusive, with no protruding metal wires or brackets. This means that your aligners will not irritate the tissues of your cheeks, gums, or tongue, ensuring a more comfortable treatment process.

    Dr. Stuart J. Froum, DDS is an Invisalign provider in NYC. You can find out more about Invisalign and explore your cosmetic dentistry options for a straighter, healthier smile by calling (917) 338-0259. Visit our website to find more informative articles about cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and periodontics.

    Reasons to Get Rid of Your Dentures

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Dentures have long been a traditional solution for missing teeth. However, many people find dentures loose or uncomfortable, even when they are properly fitted. Dentures may limit the types of foods you can eat, reducing your ability to enjoy meals you love. Additionally, dentures require extra daily care to ensure they remain clean and in good shape. Regardless of how well you care for your dentures, they will not last a lifetime. All of these issues can be solved with dental implants. Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution that will never need to be replaced. You will care for your dental implants just like your natural teeth and they do not need to be removed each night. Dental implants allow you to eat, speak, and smile with a confidence you cannot achieve by wearing dentures.

    Would you like to learn more about replacing your dentures with dental implants? Dr. Stuart J. Froum, DDS specializes in dental implants and periodontics in NYC. You can reach us by calling (917) 338-0259 or clicking on our web contact form to schedule your appointment and discover the benefits of dental implants.

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