Missing even a single tooth can impact the rest of your smile in more ways than just aesthetics. A missing tooth can alter your bite and can lead to overcrowding as surrounding teeth move to occupy the empty space. You have options for correcting this gap, but if you want a long-lasting solution that feels, looks, and acts like your natural teeth, you should consider dental implants. If you would like to learn more about them, or your options, then please reach out to Dr. Edward Suchora and Dr. Blaze Fraser of Saddle Brook Family Dentistry in Saddle Brook, NJ.
Dental Implants Help Surrounding Teeth
Dental bridges require that healthy teeth be reshaped to accept a crown as it's these that will act as support for your new tooth. Dental implants, on the other hand, are supported in a similar way to your natural teeth. Instead of a root, a titanium post is implanted directly onto the bone beneath the gum line. Then a process called osseointegration happens and the metal becomes fused to the jaw bone as it heals. Finally, a crown is attached and your restoration is complete.
They Can Restore Multiple Teeth
Dental implants can also restore multiple teeth through implant-supported dentures. These can be partial or full, but usually require fewer dental implants than the number of teeth they are restoring. They can solve a lot of the usual complaints regarding removable dentures, as implant-supported dentures will not shift in your mouth as you eat or speak, nor do they need to be constantly relined to maintain a proper fit, or removed every night as you sleep.
Dental Implants in Saddle Brook, NJ
Thanks to the way they are supported by being permanently bonded to your jaw, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. They do require a longer initial time investment than the alternatives, but the end result is teeth that look and act just like your natural teeth.
Come in today for a consultation to find out if you're a candidate, or to learn what steps you can take to become one. Dial (201) 368-9222 to make an appointment with your Saddle Brook, NJ, professionals, Dr. Suchora and Dr. Fraser of Saddle Brook Family Dentistry.