Implants offer some unique smile advantages. Find out what they are.
Wondering if this popular tooth replacement option can meet your smile needs? Whether you are missing one or all of your teeth, you may be surprised to hear that most healthy adults can benefit from dental implants. Our Hillsborough, NJ, dentists pride themselves on offering the very best when it comes to tooth restorations of all kinds. Wondering how dental implants can improve your oral health? Here’s how,
Prevent Bone Loss
One of the major complications of tooth loss is bone loss, which can occur in as little as one year after a tooth falls out. The only tooth replacement that can actually prevent jawbone deterioration is a dental implant because it acts just like real tooth roots, providing the jawbone with the stimulation it needs to stay strong and healthy.
Fill Gaps and Prevent Teeth from Shifting
If you don’t fill gaps in your smile with an artificial tooth the rest of your natural teeth will begin to compensate by moving into these gaps. As you might imagine, this can lead to further misalignments. By placing an implant not long after a tooth extraction we can prevent the rest of your teeth from moving out of alignment.
Enjoy Your Favorite Foods Again
Dental implants provide you with nearly the same amount of chewing power that natural teeth do. Plus, since implants naturally fused together with the jawbone they don’t move or shift around. This means that you can comfortably eat whatever foods you want and treat your implant just like the rest of your natural teeth.
They Can Last Decades
Implants are made from titanium, a very durable metal. Once the implant is placed into the jawbone it fuses together with the bone to become one. This is what allows the implant to stimulate the jawbone in the same way as real tooth roots. Once this integration occurs, the implant can last decades or even the rest of a patient’s life. It's important that you maintain good oral hygiene to maintain the health of the implant.
Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ, is ready to give you something to smile about again. Call our office at (908) 874-4555 and let us know that you’re interested in talking with us about dental implants.