People have always suffered the loss of one or more teeth, particularly as they age. In the past, it was necessary to install a bridge or a partial denture to replace the missing tooth. Nowadays however, there is a better solution which is much more natural. It provides a much more stable and reliable substitution for any missing teeth you have. Dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth because they are the most natural solution, and because they are a rock-solid way of installing a new tooth in your mouth.
Dental implants actually replace the root of your tooth, and provide a very stable foundation for a new tooth or crown, to be placed in your mouth. It takes several months for the titanium implant to bond with your jawbone, but once that happens you'll have the best possible base for a new tooth to be installed. The new tooth will have full functionality and will blend in with other teeth in your mouth. That will make it virtually undetectable from the other teeth you have. Then you'll be able to enjoy all the foods you may have been missing, and you'll get your self confidence back along with your original great smile.
If you've been thinking about replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant, you should contact us at (732) 314-4218 or fill out the contact form on our website. Then we'll be able to set you up with an initial consultation and determine if you're a good candidate for dental implants. From there, we'll be able to begin the process of replacing your tooth, and restoring your great smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the benefits of having dental implants installed?
A: Once you have implants installed, you'll be able to eat all the foods you've been having to avoid, and you'll be able to speak clearly again. You'll also have a new tooth which will probably last a lifetime, since the implant itself becomes part of your jawbone and stays in place permanently.
Q: Does insurance cover the cost of my implant?
A: In many cases, insurance will cover as much as 50% of your implant cost, but to be sure, you should contact your insurance carrier before you have the procedure done.
Q: How successful are dental implants?
A: In 95% of all cases, dental implants have a positive result, so patients can count on having no hassles with installation.
Q: How do I care for my dental implants?
A: The implants themselves are made of titanium, and are not subject to decay. However, the tooth or crown which gets placed over them must be brushed regularly, so as to avoid degradation or decay. Regular brushing and flossing will be sufficient to protect your dental implants.
Q: Can implants be removed like dentures?
A: No, they cannot. Once an implant has been installed, it becomes a permanent part of your mouth, and must stay in place unless there is an emergency need to remove it and replace it.