If you are missing teeth, you can benefit from the best option for tooth loss with dental implants. Dental implants are the only solution for missing teeth that is permanent. Not to mention, when compared to other options for tooth replacement, they are the only option that most closely mimics the appearance and function of natural teeth. Due the materials used and unique process to replace the teeth, dental implants offer over a 95% success rate, which is why more than 500,000 dental implants are placed each year. At Comprehensive Dental, we offer dental implants in Lincoln Park, NJ for all cases of tooth loss.
Benefit from Dental Implants
If you are ready to restore your smile with dental implants, you will require a consultation to ensure you are a candidate. In most cases, as long as you have healthy gums and adequate bone density to support the implants, you are a candidate for the procedure. After performing the initial consultation, we use a 3D CAT Scan to help with the placement of the dental post.
The first step to replace a missing tooth involves surgically implanting a dental post into the jawbone. The post is made from titanium, so it is biocompatible. By inserting the post into the jawbone, the root of the tooth is replaced. As the jawbone naturally fuses to the post, it provides a secure and sturdy foundation for the custom dental crown. In addition, the post will stimulate the bone to preserve bone density.
After the jawbone has fused to the dental post, a healing cap, also known as an abutment, is placed on the post. Most often, the healing cap is made from titanium. The gum line is opened to attach the healing cap to the post. This is needed to anchor the dental crown to the dental post. Not to mention, it allows the gum tissue to heal correctly to help seal out infection while creating a natural look.
A couple of weeks after the healing cap is placed, the gum tissue will be fully healed to allow for the restoration phase to begin. The restoration phase involves attaching the custom-made dental crown to the healing cap. The crown is made from porcelain so it will mimic the appearance of a natural tooth while offering a high level of durability.
Dentist for Dental Implants
As a dentist in Lincoln Park, NJ, we can treat all cases of tooth loss. If you are missing one tooth, a single post is used to replace the tooth. However, if you are missing more than one tooth in a row, we use two posts to attach a bridge of teeth to fill the space. For those who have complete tooth loss, we offer implant supported dentures, which are held in place with an average of 4 dental posts.
Dental implants allow you to make a true investment in your oral health and quality of life by permanently replacing missing teeth. If you are ready to restore your smile with dental implants, contact our office to schedule a consultation.