Gaps in your smile don't have to be permanent. Dental implants offer an innovative way to regain your full smile. Ramsey, NJ, dentists Drs. Robert Boff, Banafsheh Goujani and Kenneth Gluck offer dental implants to patients who prefer a comfortable, long-term restoration method.
Implants serve as the foundation for your new tooth
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts added to your jawbone. The first step in the implant process requires minor oral surgery to make openings in your jawbone needed for the placement of the implants. Titanium is the perfect material for dental implants because it bonds easily to bones. In just three to six months, your implant will become a permanent part of your jawbone. Implants replace your roots and are paired with dental crowns to complete the restoration of your missing teeth.
Are implants a good choice for me?
Your Ramsey dentist will examine your mouth and review your X-rays to determine if implants will work for you. They may be a good choice if:
- You don't smoke: Smoking can also interfere with healing and bonding.
- Your gums are healthy: Healthy gums are required before you can receive dental implants. If you have gum disease, the disease must be successfully treated before you can begin the implant process.
- You have good jawbone depth: A shallow jawbone won't adequately support implants. If your jawbone is too shallow, your Ramsey dentist may recommend bone grafts to increase depth.
Do implants offer any special benefits?
Implants feel like your natural teeth because they're firmly attached to your jawbone. Once your implants bond to your jawbone, you can eat any food you like and won't notice a decrease in your biting power. Dental implants also reduce your risk of jawbone resorption, a problem that can occur after tooth loss. The constant jawbone stimulation provided by your implants will help prevent your jawbone from shrinking. This is a particularly important benefit, as jawbone changes can lead to further tooth loss and facial sagging.
Restore your smile with dental implants! Call Ramsey, NJ, dentists Drs. Robert Boff, Banafsheh Goujani and Kenneth Gluck at (201) 327-3060 to schedule your appointment.