Dental Implant Dentist Marlboro, NJ
Dental Implants Are The Best Option For Permanent Tooth Replacement
Until you lose a tooth, you may not realize how much you value a healthy smile. Luckily, Bear Brook Commons Dental Group in Marlboro, NJ offers dental implants as an excellent long-term tooth replacement option. Implants are considered by most dentists to be the longest lasting, most durable, and most attractive replacements for missing teeth.
While bridges and dentures can close the gap in your mouth, they don't reach below your gums and are not fixed to the bone so they can be a bit unstable. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that act as a replacement for your natural tooth roots, providing greater stability while eating and speaking. Implants also typically last a lifetime.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants, which look like tiny screws, are surgically placed in your jawbone during a minor procedure by our Marlboro, NJ implant dentist. Over the course of approximately three to six months, your implant begins to bond with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once the process is complete, your implant is now firmly embedded in your jawbone and is just as strong as the natural tooth roots it replaced.
Implants are very versatile. If you are only missing one tooth, one implant plus one replacement tooth will do the trick. If you are missing several teeth in a row, a few strategically placed implants can support a permanent bridge (a set of replacement teeth). Similarly, if you have lost all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be permanently fixed in your mouth with a strategic number of implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Because dental implants actually take the place of your missing roots, they offer advantages that other options don't. Our expert implant dentists at Bear Brook Commons Dental Group explain how you can benefit from a dental implant:
- No Change to Your Jawbone: The roots of your teeth constantly stimulate your jawbone and keep it strong. Once the roots are gone, the area under the tooth begins to shrink and weaken. Eventually, jawbone weakening can lead to further tooth loss and facial sagging. Since implants replace your roots, your jawbone stays strong.
- A Stable Foundation for Your Crown: After osseointegration occurs, your Gainesville dentist attaches a crown to your implant. The crown takes the place of your tooth above the gum line and looks very natural. Poorly fitting bridges or dentures can cause gum irritation if they slip when you bite and chew. Because your implant bonds to your jawbone, it provides a very stable foundation for your crown, and you never have to worry about irritation due to slippage.
- A Better Option for Your Budget: The initial cost of a dental implant can be higher than a bridge or dentures, but it's important to consider the lifetime costs of each option. With proper care, your implant will never need to be replaced, but you'll probably need to replace your bridge or dentures several times during your lifetime.
Are Implants Right For You?
not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. For an implant to
take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a
strong immune system. If you are an adult in good health, you may be
a good candidate for implants. In all cases, dental implants require
strict oral hygiene and are not recommended for smokers. Like any
restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care
to ensure they last a long time.