Did you know that it’s important to replace missing teeth? Even if they’re far back in your mouth and you can’t see them, it’s always in your best interest to replace them with something.
At Boss Dentistry, we offer more ways than ever before to help you complete your smile. Dental bridges and dentures have always been go-to choices, but dental implants are considered to be the “gold standard” for tooth replacement.
Why We Recommend Dental Implants
Our Bridgeton, NJ dentists recommend dental implants for our patients because they are a state-of-the-art tooth replacement. Dentures and dental bridges fill the space left by a missing tooth. But a dental implant replaces the entire tooth, from the root in your jaw to the crown of the tooth you see when you smile.
A tiny artificial tooth root made of titanium is placed in your jaw and left to heal. As it does, it integrates with the bone and tissue that surrounds it. In several months when the implant is fully integrated, it will function in exactly the same way a tooth root does.
Better yet, dental implants don’t need the support of adjacent healthy teeth as dental bridges do. At Boss Dentistry, we use dental implants to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
Prevents Further Bone and Tooth Loss
A natural tooth root does more than hold a tooth in place. When a missing tooth isn’t replaced quickly, the bone that surrounded it starts to shrink. With no root to stimulate regeneration of bone, you may notice loose teeth and gum recession.
Your facial contours may change, and you may start to look older than you are. Worst of all, as the bone continues to deteriorate, you may suffer further tooth loss.
Restoring Your Dental Implant
Your dental implant post will be surgically positioned in your jaw and left to heal for several months—anywhere between three and six months. When it heals, our Bridgeton area dentists add a connector piece called an abutment. The abutment attaches your new dental restoration to the implant in your jaw.
We can restore function and appearance to your dental implant using either a bridge or full or partial denture. Increasing numbers of patients who wear removable dentures are discovering the benefits of implant-retained dentures.
One or more dental implants will be placed in your jaw and left to heal. We design your natural-looking denture with attachments that snap onto the dental implants. The result is replacement teeth that don’t move around and look and function as your natural teeth did.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
We believe in providing our valued patients with treatment options so you can choose the ones that best fit your individual needs. Dr. Richard Boss and Dr. Christopher Virunurm will always explain their recommendations and the pros and cons of each.
If you’ve heard about dental implants and wonder if they’re right for you, please call our Bridgeton, NJ dental office to schedule an appointment.