Many people are not happy with the look of their teeth. The reasons for not being happy with your own teeth may be entirely cosmetic or a combination of comfort, functionality and cosmetic. The choice of implants vs dentures, for example, is as much about how the teeth function as it is about presentation. While dentures often look very nice, it is also relatively easy to tell when someone is wearing dentures. The comfort of dentures also leaves much to be desired. Patients often complain about the fit of dentures because of the hard top plate. Food and saliva can accumulate underneath the top plate which causes the wearer to gag at times. This is not comfortable by any means.
A cosmetic dentist NY, can literally change your life by doing an implant procedure. Many dentists now have the ability to sedate patients and do an entire mouth of implants in one sitting. Since the implants are attached to the jaw bone itself, chewing with implants is as close to eating with your original teeth as you can get. Life can not only resume as usual, but your smile will be perfectly white and straight. Caring for implants vs dentures is more practical too. Implants are brushed and flossed in the same way as original teeth. Dentures, on the other hand, must be removed and soaked in solutions and then brushed with special cleaners for dentures. A cosmetic dentist NY is able to send you home with a brand new smile and the ability to go back to eating those foods that you miss. With implants, enjoy eating caramel apples again. Most with dentures would never even dream of chewing or biting into a caramel apple.
If alignment is the only issue with your teeth, it is easily rectified by a process that requires braces. Many people used to shun this treatment to correct misaligned teeth because they didn’t want to deal with a mouth full of metal and wire. Adults and teens are now choosing to go with the Invisalign NYC. These specially made trays are clear and slip over your teeth, gently moving teeth to their proper place. The process involves changing trays to slowly push teeth to proper position. The big plus is that with Invisalign NYC, you don’t have the look of braces in your mouth. No one will ever know that you are wearing them and in some cases, you can simply wear them at night.