Implant Dentistry to Replace Missing Teeth
By Rajal Patel DDS — Orange, New Jersey Dentist
Do you have missing teeth and want to restore your smile? Have you lost one or more teeth from decay, gum disease or a trauma to the mouth?
If so, you may be a candidate for Dental Implants. Dental Implants are strong, durable, and natural in appearance. They are among the most successful dental procedures performed today.
Introducing CBCT (Cone Bean CT scan). A 3D scanner that shows 3D images of bone. It allows us to evaluate for any diseases in 3D dimension, and when planning implants, it gives us higher accuracy. It is the standard of care at this point in time, getting a 2D analysis is usually not enough.
Before and After Implant Dentistry:
Dental Implant Tooth Restoration offers you many unique advantages
- Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts (bridges and dentures).
- Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss.
- Implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness. For example, a single implant can serve to support a crown replacing a single missing tooth. Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with dentures to increase stability and reduce gum tissue irritation.
- Procedural advancements, including the development of narrower “mini” implants, mean that more people than ever before are finding themselves candidates for implantation.
How Dental Implant Tooth Restoration Works
People who have lost teeth might feel too self-conscious to smile or talk. Additionally, biting irregularities caused by tooth loss can have a negative effect on eating habits and this can lead to secondary health problems like malnutrition. Regardless of the nature of problems related to tooth loss, dental implants may provide a simple remedy with proven results.
Teeth are lost because of:
- Tooth decay
- Root canal failure
- Periodontitis (gum disease)
- Trauma to the mouth
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that are used to reverse tooth loss. The procedure is categorized as a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry, though it also falls into the category of cosmetic dentistry as well.
Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as dental implants. In many cases, dental implants may be the only logical choice for the restoration of all necessary functionality of the teeth and supporting structures.