Dental Implants in Hazlet, NJ
Teeth loss due to aging was considered to be natural in the past. Back then, there were not many ways to restore teeth and the ones available barely aided patients in chewing on food. After the introduction of dental implants a few decades ago, things have drastically changed and the restoration has turned out to be the next best thing to natural teeth. The metal posts finely integrate with the bone which gives the restoration a longer life. Implant placement in the jawbone requires surgery to be performed. Dental professionals who have the knowledge and experience in implant dentistry can successfully replace a lost tooth using dental implants. At our All Smiles Dental Care office in Hazlet, NJ, we offer dental implants as a teeth restoration for our patients. Our dental care is aimed at improving the oral health of our valued patients who live in and around Hazlet. Make an appointment and meet our implant dentist to know if dental implants can restore your healthy smile.
Why replace lost teeth?
Poor maintenance of oral hygiene which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease is often referred to as the main cause of teeth loss. These diseases can deteriorate oral health to a great extent and timely intervention of the dentist is absolutely necessary in such cases. Not receiving dental care for many years too can increase the chances of decay and teeth loss. So why is it important to replace lost tooth? What can good dental implants do to patients?
The most obvious effect of teeth loss is that it reduces the patient’s ability to chew food when there is a gap in the dentition that can create an imbalance. There may be teeth wear and the nearby teeth may shift positions because of the inequality in the dentition. There can be more food lodgment in the gap which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease. When there are many teeth missing, the jawbone loses support and starts to resorb. This causes the facial skin to sag.
Dental implants address all these problems and improve the oral health of patients. They are strong and long-lasting, which is one of the major advantages of implants over other restorations.
Dental implants – What are they?
Dental implants are metal posts that are designed to be placed in the jawbone. They require sufficient bone volume for support. The implants can undergo Osseointegration process where they form a strong bond with bone tissues. This gives the implant higher stability. A crown that is fixed over the implant through an abutment acts as a replacement for the lost tooth.
Dental implant surgery
Restoring a lost tooth using a dental implant requires a healthy jawbone. Our implant dentists will check the oral health of the patient first and also examine is there enough jawbone volume to hold the implant. X-rays are taken for this purpose. Our dentist takes the necessary steps to treat gum disease if found during the examination. The scanners help in planning the position of the dental implant. The treatment is performed after numbing the surgical area. The first step is to make an incision in the soft gum tissues. A bony recess is created in the jawbone and the implant is carefully positioned in place. The gums are sutured and the surgical area is left to heal for the next few months. During this period the implant integrates with the bone.
The second stage involves the creation of the dental crown. Impressions of the teeth are taken to help in the fabrication. An abutment is fixed over the implant and the final crown is either screwed or cemented over the abutment.
If you or any of your friends/family members have lost a tooth, get in touch with us before you lose too much bone density. Let us fix you missing tooth or damaged tooth to enhance the aesthetics of your smile and to eat what you like.