Garwood area patients ask, "What are dental implants?"

Dental implants are a popular and effective way to restore missing teeth. They have become the number one choice among patients due to their ability to preserve bone structure and improve the health of the gums. When teeth are lost, whether that is due to decay, disease, or injury, the health of the mouth can be put in jeopardy. Without a full set of teeth, the gums will begin to recede, remaining teeth will shift, and the jawbone will resorb, all of which can impact the appearance of the face.

Dental implants are a permanent way to replace teeth, restore health, and reverse the aging appearance that occurs after tooth loss. Implants are artificial tooth roots, usually made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the jaw. During the healing process, the implants become integrated with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once the jaw has healed, the implants can be topped with abutments (connectors) and restorations such as crowns or dentures.

When receiving dental implants, it is important that you seek an experienced dentist. When you choose our team, you can rest easy knowing that your doctors are specially trained, skilled, and experienced.

Dental implants can be used for the following situations:

  • Used in conjunction with a crown to replace a single tooth.
  • Used in conjunction with a dental bridge to replace several teeth.
  • Used in conjunction with dentures to replace a full arch of teeth.

Our restorations are made using porcelain, which means your restoration will look and feel natural. With dental implants, you will be able to easily speak, bite, and chew just as you did with your natural teeth.

Dental implants are also a great option for those who are unhappy with the fit of their existing dentures. Dental implants hold dentures in place, which can help avoid adhesives and the potential embarrassment of dentures shifting or slipping out.

If you live in or around Garwood and would like to learn more about dental implants, please call us today to schedule a consultation. Call today on 908-654-0095 if you wish to take advantage of a complimentary exam and consultation (limited offer).

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