Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

3 Benefits of Dental Implants

Losing a tooth doesn’t just have cosmetic consequences; a missing tooth can spur systemic oral health problems. Dentures and bridges can correct the aesthetic deficiencies caused by a missing tooth, but they often exacerbate health problems, encouraging gum loss and diminishing oral hygiene. A dental implant, however, is a permanent replacement tooth that can solve both the cosmetic and medical problems posed by a missing tooth.

molar and the dental implant

Protect Surrounding Teeth

Gaps left by missing teeth are ideal habitats for caries-causing bacteria. If patients are not extremely diligent about their oral hygiene after losing teeth, they are at much higher risk for developing cavities and gum disease. By replacing missing teeth with dental implants, dentists can restore the natural profile of teeth and gums and prevent the development of periodontitis.

Prevent Bone Loss

When teeth go missing, the bone matter which previously anchored those teeth to the jaw is resorbed into the body. The longer this bone matter is allowed to decay, the more difficult it can be to install a replacement tooth. Dental implants so accurately mimic natural teeth that they prevent this bone loss. Because dentures, bridges, and other replacements are less permanent, they do nothing to preserve bone matter.

Provide a Permanent Solution

Other types of replacement teeth require special attention and care. Dentures must be removed and cleaned, and many forms of replacement teeth are fragile and delicate. Dental implants, however, are permanently attached to the jaw and can be treated like natural teeth. As long as patients maintain good oral hygiene, they will be doing enough to maintain their dental implants.

If you’re interested in dental implants to replace the space left by your missing tooth, Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. can help. Our Manhattan practice provides many different forms of restorative dentistry, and we can help you select the perfect solution for your dental problem. Contact our office at (212) 279-1232 to make an appointment.

347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday