There are so many ways we can lose adult teeth, and it can happen at almost any age. What is always similar about tooth loss, though, is that it can trigger a chain reaction of unwanted events. Our teeth move or loosen, our bites change, and further harm can occur. In all ways, this leads to a lower quality of life. This is why William Schlesinger, DDS in Upper East Side, NY reminds patients that they are never too old for dental implants simply because they are never too old for a healthier and better quality of life.
Just consider, if you lose a tooth, you begin to speak, chew and even look differently, yet dental implants can quickly alleviate this issue. Patients in their “golden years” should also know that implant dentistry is often much less traumatic to the gums, teeth and overall health than an extraction. Thinking that getting a tooth pulled is easier and safer than an implant is flawed thinking.
As a trusted dentist on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Dr. Schlesinger offers restorative dentistry, and this includes dental implants of many kinds. He is glad to explain to patients that they are never too old for dental implants because it brings such benefits as:
- Better social life
- Emotional health and wellbeing
- Better diet
- Easier communication
- Combats bone and gum tissue recession or loss
- Improved appearance
- Improved oral health
Additionally, it is important to note that many patients who feel they are too old for dental implants are operating under false assumptions that implants are major surgery. Most patients are recovered, without pain, the same day as treatment, and are completely over the after effects (such as swelling or tenderness) within three to five days. Then it is simply waiting for the bone to heal, and a crown or denture can be placed. With a 98%success rate for all patients, it is an optimal choice for long term health.
Contact Our Upper East Side, NY Office to Discuss Dental Implants
Very few patients are too old for dental implants. If you want to know more, feel free to give us a call at our Upper East Side, NY office at 212-517-4660. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.