Tooth decay, gingivitis and injury are responsible for millions of teeth lost each year by Americans of all ages. Modern dental technology allows more advanced and longer lasting treatments for these problems than were ever available before.
At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, New Jersey, we remain up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques available to us in treating our patients. That is why we have invested significantly in adopting the equipment and techniques to provide dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are currently the most advanced method available for restoring teeth. Implants consist of three parts including the implant, the abutment and the restoration. Together, these parts complete the design of an independent and sturdy restoration that matches your natural teeth and can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.
The advantages to using this method of tooth replacement include:
- Longer lasting restorations
- No need to rely on surrounding teeth for support
- No damage caused to surrounding teeth during placement
- No damage to surrounding gums during placement
- Less recession of gums and jaw bone
Dental implants are designed to fuse with your jaw bone, resulting in a permanent and reliable replacement of a missing tooth that closely resembles your healthy teeth and provides an improved appearance.
Many dental patients have suffered for years with poorly fitting dentures. The dental implant has removed the need to rely on this out-dated form of tooth replacement. Implants do not slip, impair speech or make eating a difficult task.
Overall, advantages of placement of dental implants include improved comfort, durability, better oral health, convenience and a heightened sense of self-esteem for patients who choose to have them placed.
The success rate of implant dentistry remains very high as and is available to most patients who are in good general health, have healthy gums and bones and are committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental care and check-ups.
The choice to have dental implants placed or to undergo any dental procedure is a personal one and you should be well-informed and take part in a thorough consultation with a qualified dentist before making any final decisions. If you are considering dental implants and would like more information, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville online or by calling (800) 672-8518 today.