Patients Prefer Implants Installed by a Seasoned Dentist in Queens Dr. Peter Rumack, DDS on 19 Aug 2014
More than half of the American population has one or more teeth missing, while 25% percent of patients over the age of sixty have lost all of their teeth. In cases of missing teeth, there are two options available: dentures or dental implants. A experienced dentist in Queens like Peter M. Rumack, DDS will attest that more patients prefer implants despite the cost. According to an article in News-Medical.net, patients are gradually realizing the advantages of dental implants over dentures:
An estimated 3 million people in the United States have at least one or more dental implants — and that number is expected to grow by half a million people annually according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dental implants have become a billion-dollar industry worldwide.
A popular choice but not for everyone
Dental implants are artificial teeth which are anchored to the patient’s jawbone using titanium screws installed by a trusted dentist. However, not everyone can be a candidate for dental implants as the patient’s bone density in the jaw needs to be high enough to accommodate the installation:
The first step in the dental implant process is to identify if the patient is a good candidate for the procedure. Because the implant must be surgically placed into the jawbone, the patient must have enough bone tissue to anchor the implant.
Able to smile again
Once in place, dental implants look and feel like real teeth. This means that the patient can chew naturally with no embarrassing clicking noises associated with dentures. Patients with implants can also smile, talk, and laugh normally without fear of slippage. In addition, patients with implants won’t lose them the way patients with dentures could, and needn’t seek out an emergency dentist in Queens.
Well worth the price
With all the technical procedures involved, from the fitting to the creation of the implant, dental implants do not come cheap. Because of the constant measuring and adjustments needed to achieve the perfect fit, dental implants take months to complete. However, judging from the responses of patients who have recovered their confidence and self-esteem, cost doesn’t seem to be an issue when weighed against the benefits of implants.
(Source: More and more patients are opting for dental implants, says dentist, News-Medical, August 7, 2014)
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