Why Dental Implants Are the Best Option for Missing or Decayed Teeth
Dental Implants: The Permanent Solution
Are you missing one or more teeth?
Do you find yourself in a daily battle dealing with uncomfortable dentures or a removable bridge?
Denture wearers often report that the worst thing about having dentures is the need to remove them and soak them in a cleaning solution each & every night.
But that’s not the worst thing about dentures, aside from the comfort & convenience factors, or not being able to enjoy the quality of life you deserve – by eating the foods you love – the worst thing about dentures is bone loss.
Why Dental Implants?
The American Dental Association (ADA) reports that dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing or decayed teeth, restore bone structure, and prevent bone loss.
Among dentists, oral surgeons & patients, dental implants are the healthiest option to replace one or more missing teeth.
Nobody wants to smile when they’re missing one or more teeth.
Gaps in your smile are unattractive, and missing teeth make simple everyday things like talking and eating difficult.
But did you know the worst thing about missing teeth?
When you’re missing teeth the loss of jawbone structure can occur. This results in that sunken in look often associated with dentures.
Aside from the health reasons, missing teeth will also make you look older!
Millions of people successfully undergo dental implant surgery each year, a number which according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, increases by 300,000 people each year.
Dental implants provide a practical, effective, and safe alternative to traditional bridges or dentures.
Here are just some of the health & aesthetic benefits of dental implants:
- Better oral & overall health
- A more youthful appearance
- Restored confidence when talking & smiling
- Being able to eat the foods you enjoy
- Your jawbone & facial structure are maintained – no bone loss
- Dental implants mimic your natural teeth
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically implanted into the jawbone where there is a space left by a missing or decayed tooth.
The actual implant resembles a screw, these are the manufactured artificial replacements for your natural tooth roots.
Dental implants are used in both the upper and lower jaw, they are often made with titanium & other biocompatible materials.
They are surgically attached to your jawbone & gum tissue to mimic the natural tooth root that is missing.
The titanium post fuses with the bone, which helps keep the bone alive and stimulated. This is the primary reason why dental implants are considered the healthiest solution to one or more missing teeth.
The actual implant – the titanium hardware that resembles a screw – becomes a stable base for one or more artificially replacement teeth, called a dental crown.
All On 4 Dental Implants
For patients missing several teeth, there is a procedure called All-on-4 Dental Implants.
This essentially means that a full set of upper and/or lower teeth are secured with only four dental implants.
The All-on-4 Dental Implant procedure requires fewer implants and less invasive surgery, which equates to a lower cost than replacing each missing tooth with an individual dental implant.
You may have seen the TV commercials touting “dental implants in one day.”
Since only four actual implants are used to secure the full set of new teeth this work can be performed in one office visit.
With I.V. or Oral Conscious Sedation, the All On 4 Dental Implant procedure is performed with minimal discomfort.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
One of the biggest concerns people have when considering dental implants vs other tooth-replacement options is cost.
While the treatment costs associated with dental implants is higher than dentures or a removable bridge, the health benefits far outweigh the cost.
Would you put a price on health, happiness & quality of life?
The best way to learn if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, and to get the total cost picture – which differs from person to person – is to schedule a free consultation.
Following your dental implant consultation, you’ll have an accurate estimate of what your treatment will cost, how long it will take, and if your insurance covers any part of the treatment.
In addition to third-party financing, many dentists & oral surgeons offer convenient payment plans to help cover the costs.
Somerset NJ Dental Implants: Advanced Dental Arts by Joseph Haddad, D.D.S.
Our patient’s comfort is our primary concern. We proudly provide quality implant dentistry care to Somerset, NJ. 08873, in addition to the surrounding areas of Bound Brook, Hillsborough Township, Readington Township, and Bridgewater.
We offer the most advanced technology in implant dentistry including surgery, bone-grafting, restoration, and we proudly offer several types of dental sedation for our patient’s comfort.
We’ll be glad to hear from you if you have any questions. The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment, please call us today at (732) 545-8111.
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