A restored smile can give you a boost of confidence! If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer a solution for giving you back your smile! Dental implants replace a natural tooth with an artificial dental implant post and a dental crown that looks and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants from our Medford, NJ dentist do not rely on any surrounding teeth for support, so they are made to last a lifetime! Our dental office specializes in restoring dental implants, so if you are looking for a custom-made dental crown to finalize your dental implant tooth replacement, call our dental office today!
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What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small zirconia posts made to mimic teeth’s roots. Once surgically implanted into the jawbone, they fuse to form a solid foundation for the future restoration (i.e., crown, bridge, denture). The only tooth replacement solution capable of replacing the full root-to-crown structure, dental implants are the choice of millions of Americans who are no longer living with missing teeth.
The 4 Step Dental Implant Process
A dental implant provides a replacement for your tooth with three main parts – the post, abutment, and dental crown. This process provides a secure restoration from high-quality materials. There are four steps each patient must experience to receive exceptional results:
Initial Consultation – The first step in getting a dental implant is a consultation with your implant dentist. The dentist will examine your smile, ensure you have sufficient jawbone to support the implant, and discuss the best treatment plan for you.
Dental Implant Surgery – Depending on how many you need, the desired number of zirconia implants will be surgically placed into your jawbone.
Osseointegration/Abutment – During a 3-6-month period, you will recover at home and allow osseointegration to occur, which is the fusing of the implants and bone.
Delivery of Final Restoration – The last step is receiving your customized crown, bridge, or denture.
Benefits of Dental Implants
It would be great if our teeth lasted a lifetime, but for many of us, this isn’t the case. Some people end up losing one or more of their teeth for a variety of different reasons. This can include decay, injury, gum disease, and more. Fortunately, dental implants can restore the roots and crowns of the teeth. Because of this, there are all sorts of benefits you can experience. Read on to learn more about the numerous advantages of choosing dental implants.
Dental implants feel identical to natural teeth once they have completely healed. You may even forget that they are there. Ultimately, you should be able to enjoy all of the same things you did before you experienced tooth loss. Here are some of the benefits that you can experience every single day:
Restore Bite Force: Your bite force can be restored by 80% or even more. This is much more than you can experience with dental bridges and dentures.
Easy Maintenance: You care for implants the same way you care for natural teeth. Brush, floss, rinse, and see your dentist for regular checkups.
Increased Confidence: You don’t need to worry about visible gaps in your smile or ill-fitting dentures slipping around.
By getting dental implants, your health will be positively influenced. Here are just some of the benefits that you will experience:
Improved Oral Health: This means a lower risk of cavities, gum disease, infection, and additional tooth loss. None of your natural teeth need to be altered for this restoration either.
Better Overall Health: Having excellent dental health has a positive influence on your overall health. It even lowers your risk of serious medical problems, like diabetes and heart disease.
Prevents Bone Loss: When you’re missing teeth, jawbone deterioration will follow. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone just like natural tooth roots to keep it strong.
With dental implants, you are making a long-term investment in your smile. Here are some of the benefits that will affect you many years down the road:
Implant Success: Dental implants are very successful with a success rate of over 95%. Your chances of experiencing an implant failure are very low.
Permanent: Dental implants can last upwards of three decades with proper maintenance.
Save Money: You no longer need to worry about stocking up on adhesives or soaking solutions. There won’t be frequent repairs or replacements either. Dental implants also reduce your risk of many oral health issues, so you are less likely to need costly treatments that will add up over time.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Nearly any adult who is suffering from tooth loss is a candidate for dental implants. The only caveat is whether you are eligible to move forward with oral surgery right away or if you require preliminary treatments first. These can include bone grafting, periodontal therapy, or even tooth extraction. No matter your situation, you can expect our team to prepare your oral anatomy in a way that readily accepts dental implants.
Missing One Tooth
A single dental implant can replace a lone tooth, filling in the gap to recreate a fully functional smile. Even one missing tooth can make eating and speaking hard, but with one zirconia implant, we can give you back your full, complete smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Missing two or more teeth usually requires a traditional dental bridge; however, we can, instead, place two dental implants into the exterior sockets and attach an implant bridge to fill in the gap. This eliminates the need to alter healthy, existing teeth.
Missing All of Your Teeth
When no natural teeth remain, we can place between four and eight dental implants before securing a customized denture on top. This method of treatment offers more security and functionality than a traditional denture and doesn’t require messy adhesives.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. No two cases are exactly alike, which is why a scheduled consultation with our team is essential. During this visit, we’ll evaluate how many dental implants you will need, the location of placement, the type of restoration you require, and if you need any preliminary treatments. We will create a formalized estimate, so you’re aware of the total cost. We’ll then work with you to establish ways to maximize your dental insurance benefits and help you get the most out of your plan.