Posts for: October, 2020

By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
October 08, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Restoring lost teeth improves your appearance and ensures that you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods. Your Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Mason, can help you replace your lost teeth with innovative dental implants.

How implants fill the gaps in your smile

Dental implants make it easy to create brand new artificial teeth that work just like the ones you lost or had extracted. At your first implant appointment, titanium posts are implanted in your jawbone during minor oral surgery. These implants will act as the roots of your new teeth and will be connected to dental crowns with small screws. Once both parts are connected, you'll have attractive, fully functioning new teeth.

Biting power isn't an issue with dental implants

You may find it difficult to eat certain foods if the restoration method you choose only replaces the crowns (tops) of your teeth. In fact, you might not have the biting power you need chew tougher foods. Luckily, dental implants offer excellent biting power because your new roots are firmly connected to your jawbone.

Implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that is also used in hip and knee replacements. It only takes a matter of months for your dental implants to fully bond to your jawbone. Once bonding occurs, your implants will be securely attached to your jawbone. Your new tooth won't move, slip or slide when you eat.

Dental implants are a good option for most people

As long as you're in good health, you'll probably be a good candidate for dental implants. Implants may not be an option if you have a condition that affects your immune system or take medications that suppress your immune. The restorations generally aren't recommended for smokers, as smoking slows healing.

Implants have no limits

Dental implants are a good choice if you need to replace one tooth but are just as effective at restoring all of your teeth. If you're unhappy with your dentures, ask your dentist if implant-supported dentures would be a good choice for you during your next visit to the Hasbrouck Heights dental office. As few as four dental implants can be paired with an upper or lower denture.

Do you have gaps in your smile? Dental implants offer the perfect solution. Call your dentist in Hasbrouck Heights, Dr. Mason, at (201) 288-4447 to schedule your appointment.