Replace a missing tooth with dental implants in Westfield, NJ
Dr. Thomas C. Streko and his team of professionals in Westfield, NJ are proud to provide area patients with a number of ways to repair their smiles when problems arise. He welcomes men and women into his practice for restorative services including addressing missing teeth. When one tooth is missing from the dental arch, patients have a variety of options they can consider including dental implants.
When it comes to dental implants, many patients love the ease of having a restoration placed that requires minimal attention over the years. Dental implants are titanium screws that Dr. Thomas C. Streko can use to replace a single tooth. This is done by covering the implant with an abutment and using a dental crown over the top to act as a false tooth. Dental implants can also be used to hold a denture in place or as an anchor for a dental bridge. These versatile restorations are placed into the bone of the jaw and then allowed to fuse with the bone during a process called osseointegration. This is when the bone around the implant grows and holds it in place the same way the bone holds a natural tooth root in place.
Dental implants are chosen over dentures and bridges for many reasons. First, they are permanent. They can last a lifetime when patients take good care of their smiles. They are integrated into the bone and function just like natural teeth. They hold up great and are a desirable choice for individuals who don't want a removable restoration that requires extensive care. Dental implants look great and they do not stand out as obvious restorations, which results in a naturally beautiful smile.
Dr. Thomas C. Streko is a dedicated dentist who is proud to offer dental implants as the preferred method to replace a missing tooth or teeth, as well as dentures and bridges. If you live in or around the community of Westfield, NJ and want to find out more about the advantages of using dental implants in your smile, contact our team today to book a consultation appointment and initial examination to determine your eligibility.