Dental implants keep your smile whole by permanently and securely replacing lost teeth and their roots. One of the reasons dental implants are so secure is that they are placed in the jawbone, which means you must have enough bone to support the implants. Dental implants are available at Mason Dental Associates in Hasbrouck Heights, where Dr. Jeffrey Mason can determine if you are a candidate for them.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an innovative solution to tooth loss. A dental implant actually looks a lot like a small metal screw. The dental implant is placed in the jaw bone and will fuse with the bone over time to form a strong and secure hold. Dental implants can be used to replace just one missing tooth or several. When replacing multiple teeth at a time, several dental implants can be used to support a dental bridge or overdenture. Since the implants are placed in the bone, they provide additional stability for the bridge or overdenture.
When replacing individual teeth, a dental implant is topped with a crown, which looks like a natural tooth. The dental implant functions much like a root to hold the crown firmly in place. An abutment piece joins the crown to the dental implant. The skilled dentist at our office in Hasbrouck Heights can explain your dental implant options, from replacing just one tooth or many.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants deliver several benefits. A primary benefit is that they keep your smile whole. Additionally, dental implants are durable, long-lasting, and secure. Further, you can bite and chew food with ease just the same as with your natural teeth. Another benefit of dental implants is the possibility of reversing some of the side effects that often accompany tooth loss, such as sagging of the face, changes in speech, and excess strain on the remaining teeth. Many of these side effects are eliminated once your smile has been restored with dental implants.
If you are ready to enjoy a full smile again, dental implants could be the answer you need. Dr. Mason can determine if you have enough bone in the jaw area to support the placement of dental implants. To learn more about dental implants, call Mason Dental Associates in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, at (201) 288-4447.
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