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You've heard of dental implants, but have you ever thought of getting one to fill that gap in your smile? Millions of Americans have one or more of these realistic tooth replacements and enjoy their many benefits every single day. At Ramsey Family Dental, Drs. Robert Boff, Banafsheh Goujani, and Kenneth Gluck, all recommend dental implants for functional smiles that last.
What are dental implants?
Studied and developed in the mid-twentieth century, dental implants have come into their own over the past 30 years or so. The single implant has three parts:
- A titanium metal screw surgically inserted into the jaw bone at the site of tooth loss
- A metal abutment, or post, which extends above the gums
- A custom-crafted ceramic crown
Some people also qualify for multiple implant placement to support bridgework or dentures. These multi-tooth prosthetics outperform traditional tooth replacements by lasting longer and more closely imitating natural oral function.
The implant treatment
Dental implant placement takes several appointments at Ramsey Family Dental. The first qualifies you for treatment, as your dentist examines your bone structure, gums, and remaining teeth. For superior anchorage and longevity, dental implants require a healthy jaw bone which is large and dense enough to hold onto the implant.
The next appointment at Ramsey Family Dental includes the actual dental implant placement. The dentist uses a local anesthetic to numb the area before opening the gums and creating a small hole in the bone. The device is then inserted into the bone, and the gums are closed with sutures.
The last appointment happens after many weeks of healing and osseointegration. What's osseointegration? It's the most important benefit dental implants offer. When an implant is placed, the jaw bone begins adhering to the titanium device. This incredible process makes dental implants highly successful, stable, and long-lasting. When fully integrated, the implant receives its porcelain crown.
Other benefits of dental implants
1. Dental implants last for decades, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
2. They keep bone and gums healthy and sizable.
3. They avoid the slippage and instability of conventional bridges and dentures.
4. Natural teeth surrounding implants hold their natural positions, size, and shape.
5. Care is as easy as twice daily brushing and once a day flossing. Six-month exams and check-ups are important, too.
6. Dental implants look real and perform as well as healthy natural teeth.
Find out more
Your professional team at Ramsey Family Dental will help you decide if dental implants are right for your smile. If you have lost one or more teeth to decay, accident, gum disease or other unfortunate circumstance, call us today at (201) 327-3060.
If you’re thinking about getting dental implants, you’re in good company. Dentists have placed more than 3 million of these popular devices since their introduction in the early 1980s.
But if you have multiple missing teeth, you might think the cost of all those individual implants could put them out of your league. Yes, replacing multiple teeth with individual implants can be quite expensive—but implant technology isn’t limited to one tooth at a time. A few well-placed implants can impart their proven durability and stability to other types of restorations.
For example, we can incorporate implants into a bridge for a series of missing teeth. Conventional bridges are normally fixed in place by altering and then crowning natural teeth on each side of the missing teeth gap with a fixed row of prosthetic (false) teeth in the middle to fill it. Instead, two implants placed at the ends of the gap can support the bridge rather than natural teeth. This not only provides greater stability for the bridge, it also avoids permanent altering the natural teeth that would have been used.
Implants can also support a fixed bridge to restore complete tooth loss on a jaw. The new bridge is attached to a few strategically placed implants along the jaw line to equally distribute biting forces. This can result in a strong hold with excellent durability.
We can also use implants to improve traditional dentures. Dentures normally rest directly on the gums’ bony ridges, depending on a snug fit for stability. But bone loss, a natural consequence of missing teeth, can still occur while wearing dentures, which may in fact accelerate the rate of loss due to the appliance’s constant pressure and friction against the gums.
Instead, just a few implants placed along the jaw can, with attachments built into the denture, hold it securely in place. This not only decreases the pressure on the gums, but the natural bone growth that occurs around the implant may even deter bone loss.
Depending on your situation, there could be a viable restoration solution involving implants. Visit our office for a complete examination and evaluation to see if implants could help change your smile forever.
If you would like more information on implant restorations, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implants 101: the Most Significant Innovation in the Past Century.”
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.
Find out whether these restorations could replace your missing teeth for life.
Dealing with tooth loss doesn’t have to feel like the end of the world for your smile. Thanks to ever-changing dental technology, our Ramsey, NJ, dentists Dr. Robert Boff and Dr. Banafsheh Goujani make it possible to regain a healthy, full smile with dental implants. While dentures or bridges can also help you achieve a complete smile, if you want a restoration that could truly last the rest of your life then it’s time you considered getting dental implants.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a restoration often made from titanium that functions just like natural tooth roots and provides a stable, long-term foundation from which to support a single dental crown, dental bridge or dentures. Whether you are missing a single tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants can restore your smile the way you want.
How do dental implants work?
Since implants are designed to take on the role of tooth roots they will need to be placed into the jawbone. Our Ramsey, NJ, general dentists will open up the gums to reveal the jawbone, and the implant will then be placed.
From there, the mouth is given ample time to heal. During this time, the bone and tissue around the implant will begin to grow around it. The implant is biocompatible, which means that it’s very unlikely that the mouth will reject the restoration once it’s placed. Therefore, as the jawbone heals it will fuse together with the implant.
Unlike dentures or bridges, implants are the only restorations that could last you the rest of your life with proper care. If you are looking for the next best thing to real teeth then dental implants are it.
Do you have questions about getting dental implants in Ramsey, NJ? Want to find out how we can help improve your oral health? Then it’s time you called Ramsey Family Dental for your very own dental consultation.
Dental implants don't just improve your appearance, but also offer several other important benefits. Dr. Robert Boff and Dr. Banafsheh Goujani --your Ramsey, NJ dentists--explain how dental implants can help your smile.
Total tooth replacement
You're probably familiar with bridges and dentures, the two other tooth replacement choices. Although they're effective options, both restorations only replace teeth above the gum line. Dental implants actually replace the roots of your teeth. They're made of titanium, a durable metal that fuses to bone over time. Once the implant is securely bonded to the bone, a crown is placed on top of it. The crown replaces the visible part of the tooth.
An improved smile
The new crown connected to your dental implant is made of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal or other materials that look just like natural tooth enamel. Your Ramsey dentist chooses a shade that closely matches surrounding teeth to ensure that no one will ever be able to tell that your new tooth isn't real.
A stronger jawbone
Tooth loss often leads to loss of bone in your jaw. When your roots no longer stimulate the jawbone, the bone starts to weaken and shrink. Unfortunately, if the bone recedes significantly, some of your teeth may become loose and fall out. A receding jawbone can also play a part in facial sagging. Since dental implants replace roots, your jaw stays strong and healthy.
Improved comfort and chewing ability
When bridges or dentures aren't comfortable, it's difficult to bite and chew. Poorly fitting dentures can lead to slipping and sores on your gums. The problem can occur because dentures only rest on your gums, unlike dental implants that are bonded to your jawbone. Slipping is never a problem with implants. In fact, most people say that dental implants feel exactly like their natural teeth.
Dental implants offer a long-lasting way to restore your smile. Call your Ramsey, NJ dentists at (201) 327-3060 to schedule an appointment to find out if you're a good candidate for implants.