There are many ways that you can replace your missing teeth. Which one is the best one? At Morris County Dental Associates, we recommend Succasunna, NJ dental implants. Drs. Ira Goldberg and Michael Davidson explain why.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is made up of three separate parts. First, a titanium post is the portion that’s actually placed in the jawbone. Then, a piece called an abutment is placed on top of the post to connect it to the final restoration. Typically, the final restoration is a dental crown. However, dental implants can also support a dental bridge or a fixed denture.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement — and with good reason. They’re the only option that replaces the tooth root. When you lose a tooth and tooth root, it causes the jawbone to deteriorate. Getting dental implants can help to stop — or even reverse — this deterioration. Placing the implants in the jaw helps to spur bone regeneration as the bone fuses with the implant post.
Implants both look and feel natural. When you get a dental implant you get 100% of the bite function back. You don’t have to change your diet to accommodate a restoration that can’t handle certain foods. There’s also no learning curve to get used to them like there are with dentures. They’re designed to blend in seamlessly with your smile. You won’t even be able to tell it’s an implant!
Lastly, dental implants don’t require any extra maintenance as other restorations may. With dentures, you need to have adhesive to keep them in the mouth. Any removable restorations also have to be taken out of the mouth to be cleaned thoroughly. With dental implants, you can just follow a normal oral healthcare routine of brushing, flossing, and visiting our office regularly.
The Dental Implants Process
If you’re found to be a good candidate for dental implants, the surgical placement of the posts will be the first step. They’ll be implanted in the space that your tooth used to occupy. Dr. Goldberg will determine the best placement and angle to get the maximum results. After they’re placed, they’ll need to heal for 3-6 months. It’s necessary for the implants to fuse with the jawbone over this period of time.
Once they’re healed, abutments will be placed on top of the posts. Dr. Goldberg may recommend waiting a week or two for soft tissue to heal before applying the final restoration. A custom dental crown is made to blend in with the rest of your smile perfectly!
Getting Dental Implants in Succasunna, New Jersey
Are you interested in getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth? Call us or schedule an appointment online to get started.