Dental Implants in Rockaway, NJ
Replacing missing teeth is crucial. When teeth are missing, chewing and eating can alter your dental bite and cause discomfort. Your mouth can shift, causing your face to look older. Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth, and if they are properly maintained, your implants can last a lifetime.
A restored dental implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. The post of the dental implant acts as a replacement root to which new teeth are attached.
A dental implant is composed of two main parts: the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and a tooth-colored crown that is secured to the implant. After your dental implant is placed, you’ll smile confidently knowing that no one will ever suspect you have a replacement tooth.
Reasons to Consider Dental Implants
A dental implant is a tiny titanium screw that's implanted in your jaw. This small post acts like a natural root because it stimulates growth in the surrounding bone that supports your teeth. Dental implants are the only solution that is a full, standalone tooth replacement.
Obviously, the greatest benefit of dental implants is the transformation they provide for a damaged smile. But implants also offer additional advantages over other types of tooth replacement:
- Implants look natural and function like real teeth.
- They support natural bone tissue to prevent your jawbone from breaking down.
- Implants are very durable and last for years.
- They help surrounding teeth stay in proper position.
Implants also help you avoid many oral health problems that can occur when a tooth is not replaced, including bone loss, shifting, and changes in your bite that can lead to grinding, cracked teeth, and jaw pain. Implants protect your dental health, restore your smile, and hold up to the wear and tear of daily life.
Dentures and Dental Implants
Thanks to advances in dental technology, other effective uses for dental implants have been developed. Using dental implants, Dr. Kao can stabilize your dentures and restore the function that was lost along with your natural teeth. Dentures supported with dental implants reestablish lip support and eliminate the sunken appearance that can occur due to bone and tooth loss. Implant-supported dentures are also removable, making oral hygiene much more efficient.
Traditional dentures rest on top of your gum line and use natural suction and adhesive to secure them in place. Implant-supported overdentures, however, snap into place on top of implants, ensuring a comfortable, secure fit.
We Support You Throughout Treatment
We know that getting dental implants is a big decision and there's a lot to consider. Dr. Kao will take the time to explain the process thoroughly and make sure that all your questions are answered. Throughout the implant process, our team will support you with whatever you need to make your dental implant treatment as simple and stress-free as possible.
If you're interested in learning more about dental implants, please give our Rockaway dental office a call, and a helpful member of our team will work with you to arrange a consultation at your convenience.