Do you have dental issues or injuries that have led to tooth loss? If so, dental implants might be the right option for you! Most dentists and oral surgeons will agree that dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth. They offer a sense of comfort knowing they are just as strong and comfortable as real teeth and with proper care they may last forever! The best options for implant-based restoratives are:
Single Tooth Dental Implants
A single dental implant replaces the lost tooth with an implant that is surgically placed into your jaw and finished with an abutment on top that is where the prosthetic crown is placed. This form of restoration is done in 1-3 appointments.
First, the dental implant is placed in your jaw and then the process of the implant integrating to your jaw bone begins. This can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Once the implant is stable, your doctor will place the abutment with cement or tiny screws. In the end you will have a completely natural looking tooth held in by an artificial root that is almost indistinguishable from a real tooth.
Implant supported bridges are a great option if you need to replace several lost teeth. Depending on how many teeth are missing, your dentist will place two or more dental implant into your jawbone to secure the bridge that connects the crowns. Implant supported bridges are also a very practical choice for people who grind their teeth, and people who have a lot of bone loss already.
Implant supported dentures are the best choice for patients who have lost all of their teeth because they help restore optimal oral health, as well as comfort and appearance. Your doctor will place 4-8 implants into the jawbone, which will support a full arch of replacement teeth.
The result will be a full mouth of beautiful teeth that function like natural ones. These will not shift and slip like old fashioned dentures. They also allow you to bite and chew naturally. They also protect you from the inevitable bone loss that traditional dentures were not able to protect you from.
If your goal is to have long-lasting dental restorations that provide you with natural looking teeth, a dazzling smile, and it allows you to eat whatever you want without fear, dental implants are the best option for you!
Call 732-297-7000 to make an appointment for your personalized consultation with Dr. Mohammed S. Erakat at Prestige Oral Surgery today!