Have you lost one or several of your teeth and are looking for replacement options? Dental implants are permanent, artificial tooth roots that support replacement teeth. Implants are made from titanium alloy. Titanium integrates well with human bone without causing any irritation.
Fanwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry provides dental implants in Fanwood, NJ, to adults who’ve lost their permanent teeth and are looking for a long-term solution. Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants are durable and can last a lifetime.
Our dentist in Fanwood, NJ, will examine your oral cavity to determine whether you’re in good shape to receive dental implants. Only patients with proper gum health and sufficient jawbone can get dental implantation. If you have any preexisting conditions such as periodontal disease, our dentist will recommend getting treated for these first. In the cases of insufficient bone, you may undergo bone grafting to build up bone mass for dental implantation.
During dental implantation, our dentist will ensure you’re comfortable by administering anesthesia and a sedative. Afterward, the dentist will drill a hole into your jawbone and place the artificial tooth root inside. You will then be allowed to go home and heal. Swelling and pain after dental implant surgery usually go down after a week. Osseointegration (fusion of the titanium tooth root with your jawbone) on the other hand, requires several months.
After complete osseointegration, our dentist in Fanwood, NJ, will attach an abutment or connector post and a dental crown to complete your restoration process.
Dental implants resemble your natural teeth. They improve your appearance and prevent bite collapse, a common problem caused by the loss of several teeth.
Dental implants are fixed into your jawbone and don’t shift positions. There will be no awkward moments when you’re talking or eating, unlike dentures, which can sometimes fall out.
Since they’re permanent, implants are convenient and durable as well. When well cared for, implants can last anywhere between 15 years and a lifetime. What’s more—you don’t have to remember to carry them since they’re a part of your body.
Are you interested in getting dental implants near you? Visit Fanwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for a comprehensive consultation and treatment. Call us today to make your appointment.