Are you one of the millions of Americans dealing with tooth loss? In the past, dental bridges and dentures were the only options for replacing your teeth, but they left a lot to be desired. After all, many people were looking for a tooth replacement that not only resembled a real tooth but also functioned like one. Luckily, dental implants came on the scene to completely revolutionize the way people treated their tooth loss.
Dental implants are small metal posts or screws that are designed to take the place of your missing tooth’s roots. These artificial metal tooth roots are placed into the jawbone during a minor surgery, where over time the bone, tissue and implant will fuse together to become one. As a result, implants are the only long-term tooth replacement that can potentially last the wearer the rest of their life.
Of course, with all the advancements in dental technology, it comes as no surprise that dental implants continue to enjoy incredible makeovers. 3D cone beam imaging has become an important component for a variety of dental applications, including the implantation process. By using 3D cone beam imaging, we can more precisely map out different anatomical structures to determine not only the health and thickness of the jawbone (to ensure that it is dense enough to successfully support an implant) but also to help us determine the exact placement of the implant, so that this treatment offers an even higher success rate.
Besides offering the latest dental implant technology right here in our office, we also know that patients are looking for the simplest and least invasive treatment options for addressing their tooth loss. Some patients may desire to get dental implants but remain apprehensive because they are concerned about having to undergo invasive surgical techniques and long recovery periods in order to get their restoration.
Fortunately, there are now minimally invasive options for getting dental implants. Immediate load or same-day implants allow us to place temporary dental crowns over your implants the same day the implant is placed. Instead of having to wait for the implant to fuse with the jawbone before we place the crown, now you can enjoy a complete smile even during your implant’s recovery period.
Find out how dental implants are changing your smile for the better. Call Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ today at (908) 386-5350 for a consultation.