Dental implants are pretty awesome. Dental technology has come to the point that bridges and dentures aren’t our only choice if you have missing teeth. That means no more living with gaps in your smile!
When you’re missing teeth, it can make it embarrassing to smile in public. You might even fear that people will judge you because of them, or fear that your smile is now completely unattractive. At the office of Denise DiBona, DDS, LLC, in Red Bank, NJ, we offer dental implants to correct your dental ailments.
In today’s blog post, we’re going to look at some of the benefits of dental implants. In addition, we will describe the process of installing dental implants. We believe informed patients are happy patients, so we encourage you to read on if you are missing teeth.
The 411 on Dental Implants
Dental implants are the best possible option for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, a few teeth, or even all of your teeth. They look and function just like natural teeth.
Dental implants are small titanium rods that work like an artificial tooth root. The rod is gently embedded into your jawbone, and quickly fuses to your jawbone. This allows it to act as a firm foundation for dental equipment. We can use it as a foundation for a crown, for a bridge for several missing teeth, or to hold dentures to replace all of your teeth.
Before we install a dental implant, we will examine the condition of your current teeth. On occasion, we may need to extract a decayed tooth or teeth before we can safely place a dental implant. Often times we can offer dental implants on the same-day we extract a tooth.
Your jaw may be a bit sore after the procedure, this is part of the normal healing process as the implant fuses to your jawbone. Once your jaw heals, we can use the rod as an anchor for dental equipment.
On occasion, you may not have enough bone in your jaw for a dental implant. In those cases, we can provide a couple of options. We can actually perform a bone graft onto jaw, to restore the health of your bone.
We also offer mini dental implants, that do not require as much density in your jaw bone. We can also use dental implants to secure dentures. We can germanely place dentures in your mouth, or provide hardware that securely keeps them in place.
Make An Appointment
We begin all our dental implant appointments by evaluating your health for a dental implant. We do this to ensure that you are healthy enough to support a dental implant, and that your jaw will heal quickly. This evaluation will include a dental examination and set of x-rays.
We also encourage you to ask any questions about dental implants at this time. We’re happy to sit-down with you, and discuss all the different options you having for replacing missing teeth. We want a solution you can be happy with.
Are you ready to fix your smile? Call the office of Denise DiBona, DDS, LLC, in Red Bank, NJ at 732-945-5343. Take back your smile today!