Dental Implants for a great smile and oral health
Dental implants are a great solution for people looking to replace missing teeth. Implants act as a replacement for the root and tooth, restoring stability, strength, support, and resilience to the jaw and mouth. The implants are surgically placed in the lower and upper jaw. At Sandor Family Dentistry, we also have the ability to restore your implants. We also offer mini implants that are perfect for stabilizing dentures.
Think of dental implants as artificial roots of the tooth, which are like screws. Dental implants attach to your jawbone and bond to the naturally occurring bone. They become a solid base to support the so called crowns or artificial teeth. A pin known to hold and support your crowns is placed onto the dental implant. The crowns are customized to fit your mouth with your natural teeth.
Dental implants can:
- Resolve bite problems caused by shifting teeth
- Restore your smile and have the appearance of natural teeth
- Restore speech, chewing, and digestion
- Replace missing teeth without affecting nearby teeth
- Restore and enhance your facial tissues
- Support dentures, bridges, or crowns, lending comfort and security
Benefits of dental implants.
- Enhanced appearance
- Dental implants look like your own teeth and feel like them. They become permanent because they are designed to fuse with the bone.
- Improved speech
- The teeth can slip into the mouth with poorly fitted dentures, causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants enable you to speak without worrying about slipping your teeth.
- Improved comfort
- Implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures because they become part of you.
- Easier eating
- Sliding dentures can make it hard to chew. Dental implants work like your own teeth, enabling you to eat confidently and painlessly your favorite foods.
- Improved self-esteem
- You can get your smile back from dental implants and help you feel better about yourself.
- Improved oral health
- Dental implants do not require other teeth to be reduced like a bridge with a tooth support does. Since the implant does not alter nearby teeth, more of your own teeth are left intact, thereby increasing oral health over the long term. Individual implants also facilitate easier teeth access, improving oral hygiene.
- Implants are very long lasting and are usually trouble free. Often, implants last a lifetime with good care.
- Dental implants remove the awkward disadvantages of the removal of dentures and the need for messy adhesives to maintain them in place.
Success rates of dental implants.
The success rates of dental implants vary depending on where implants are placed in the jaw, but generally, the success rates of dental implants is extremely high. It is a time tested, very safe procedure. In addition, implants can last a lifetime if properly cared for.
Are dental implants for me?
In most cases, a dental implant can be used in any person healthy enough to undergo routine dental extraction or oral surgery. Healing gums and enough bone should be maintained by patients. They must also engage in good oral hygiene and regular dental consultations. Heavy smokers, individuals with uncontrolled chronic conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, or patients with head / neck radiation therapy need to be individually evaluated. Contact us to see if they are right for you.
How is the surgery performed.
The development of an individualized treatment plan constitutes the first step in the dental implant process. The plan meets your specific needs and is developed by a team of specially trained and experienced professionals in oral and dental surgery. This team approach offers coordinated treatment based on the best implant option.
Next, the implant root of the tooth that is a little titanium post is placed in the missing tooth’s bone socket. As the jawbone heals, it develops in order to securely anchor it in the jaw around the implanted metal post. It can take between six and 12 weeks to heal.
Once the implant is attached to the jawbone, the posting is attached to a small connector called a pill to hold the new tooth securely. Your dentist impresses your teeth and makes a bite pattern (which captures your teeth and their type and arrangement) in order to make the new teeth or tooth. This model is the basis for the new tooth or teeth. A substitute tooth is then attached to the pillar, called a crown. Some patients may have an attachment in the implant that maintains and supports a removable crown, rather than one or more crowns. Your dentist will also match your natural teeth with the color of the new teeth. The replacement teeth look like, feel and function as your own natural teeth, as the implant is secured into your jawbone.
Schedule an appointment with us so we can go over the best available options for you. We are happy to answer all of your questions about implants. We are conveniently located in Freehold, New Jersey and we invite you to contact our friendly team and one of our caring dentists. If you are considering a dental implant, please contact us today.