Dr. Ira Goldberg is a highly trained dental implant dentist in Succasunna, NJ. Whenever possible, he will recommend replacing missing teeth with a dental implant restoration. Teeth implants have advanced drastically over the years and are the number one solution available to patients missing one, many, or an entire arch of teeth. This permanent solution to tooth loss promotes healthy gums, protects the underlying bone structure, and offers improved overall health.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Healthier Smile- Dental implants are better for your oral health in many ways. Instead of just replacing the crown of the tooth, dental implant restorations replace a tooth at the root. An implant will provide the stimulation needed to prevent bone loss in the jaw. An implant restoration is better for your oral health when compared to a dental bridge.
A traditional bridge requires adjacent teeth to be ground down to accommodate the bridgework. Essentially, you will need to damage healthy teeth to replace a few teeth. An implant-secured restoration does not require the use of your remaining teeth. They also eliminate the possibility of gum irritation which is often a cause of ill-fitting dentures slipping and rubbing the gums.
Improved speech- Dentures are known to slip around in the mouth leading to slurred speech and mumbling. Dental implants are surgically placed and will fuse with the surrounding jaw bone. This creates a stable base to hold the restoration securely in place. With implants, the fear of your restoration slipping or even falling out is eliminated.
Ability to Chew Better- Dental implants will allow you to chew your food with greater force when compared to dentures or bridges. Since the implants are surgically placed in the jaw bone, they create a stable and durable base for dental restoration. There are little to no food restrictions with implants while dentures come with a whole list of foods that must be avoided. With teeth implants, you will be able to eat a healthier diet.
Better Quality of Life- Overall, dental implants offer a better quality of life. They look, feel and function just like natural teeth. They also eliminate the stress and frustrations that come with wearing dentures and bridges. There is no more worrying about your teeth falling out, slurred speech, diet restrictions, or replacing your restoration due to bone loss.
How to decide if Dental Implants are Right for You?
Now that you understand dental implants are the best choice for multiple reasons, let’s discuss if they are the right choice for you! While dental implants are the best tooth-replacement option available today, unfortunately not everyone will qualify for them.
When a tooth goes missing, the underlying bone will begin to slowly deteriorate. This is why we recommend prompt treatment when a tooth is lost or extracted. If you suffer from extensive bone loss, there may not be enough room to support an implant.
Dr. Goldberg may recommend a bone graft or sinus lift to build the bone to guarantee better results. You must also be in good overall health and oral health. The implant process involves a surgical procedure and good oral health is absolutely necessary for the success of the implants.