Dental Implants Are a Wise Alternative to Dentures

New York-based periodontist, Dr. Hiroshi Kimura, DMD, PLLC, says that there are numerous advantages to choosing dental implants over dentures to restore lost or damaged teeth.

Online PR News – 09-September-2009 – New York, New York – According to renowned Manhattan periodontist, Dr. Hiroshi Kimura, DMD, PLLC, (, a leading expert in dental cosmetic procedures, particularly the use of dental implants as a treatment of oral pathology, the use of dentures is becoming a thing of the past as more patients recognize the advantages of dental implants.

“As we age and our teeth become damaged, many patients opt for dentures,” says Dr. Kimura who has become an expert in the field of periodontics and has been serving patients throughout the tri-state area for more than a decade at his private practice, Periodontics and Dental Implants of New York (PDINY). “While dentures have traditionally been the preferred replacement for a patient’s teeth, they have many disadvantages.”

Among the disadvantages to dentures, Dr. Kimura notes that dentures require a lot of maintenance, and they are unstable and often move about the mouth. Prolonged use of dentures may also cause damage to the jaw, according to Dr. Kimura, because they don’t stimulate bone strength while using the mouth, the way that rooted teeth typically would.

“The fact is, wearing dentures can not only put the patient into an embarrassing situation, but dentures can cause discomfort and pain,” says Dr. Kimura. “The solution is to avoid dentures and consider dental implants.”

There are many advantages to dental implants, Dr. Kimura says, including the fact that they are a permanent solution to lost or damaged teeth, they promote healthy bone growth, and they give the patient’s mouth a natural look and feel that cannot be achieved with dentures.

According to Dr Kimura, dental implant patients typically undergo two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within the jawbone. Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the periodontist will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Two weeks later, new teeth are attached to the implants.

“Whether you choose dental implants for single replacement teeth, bridges, or full mouths, most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life,” says Dr. Kimura. “In the long run, they are much more beneficial than dentures.”

Established in 1999, Periodontics and Dental Implants New York (PDINY), the private practice of Dr. Hiroshi Kimura, DMD, PLLC, located at 30 Central Park South, Suite 3D, New York, NY, 10019, specializes in dental implants, cosmetic periodontal surgery, gum grafting, crown lightening, osseous surgery, bone regeneration, bone grafting, and ridge preservation. For more information, call 212-486-1121 or visit

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