By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
February 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Your smile changes instantly the moment you lose a tooth. Luckily, you don't have to live with a permanent gap in your smile when you dental implantsrestore missing teeth with dental implants. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Mason shares some information about this innovative restoration option.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Although you can't grow a new tooth, you can restore your entire tooth from the crown to the root with a dental implant. Dental implants are small titanium posts that act as artificial roots. Your new implants bond to your bone, ensuring that your replacement root is capable of supporting the crown that will be connected to it at the conclusion of the bonding process. Once bonding occurs in three to six months, the crown will be attached with a screw-like connector called an abutment.

Your new crown will blend in with your smile perfectly because it will be created from an impression of your mouth taken in our Hasbrouck Heights office. After you receive your crown, you'll be able to comfortably bite and chew all of your favorite foods.

Nearly everyone can benefit from dental implants

Dental implants are a good choice if you lost one or more teeth. If you don't like the way your removable dentures slip and slide, implant-supported dentures may be a better option for you. The dentures are attached to as few as four dental implants and offer improved comfort and much better biting power.

Because implants rest in your jawbone, the bone must be deep enough to support them. If your bone is naturally a little shallow or has shrunk as a result of tooth loss, you may need a bone graft before you can begin the implant process. The implant will build up your bone, ensuring that its capable of supporting the implant.

Would you like to close the gap in your smile with dental implants? Call Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Mason at (201) 288-4447 to schedule an appointment.