What Are Dental Implants?

​Tooth loss due to decay, disease or injury is prevalent among Americans, even though dentistry has come a long way in helping to prevent these instances as such from occurring. Thus, dental implants exist as one of the most effective and natural permanent solutions to replace missing teeth—whatever the reason may be. Patients all throughout New Jersey come to South Plainfield Dental Group when they need implants, because our superior dentists use top-notch technology to get the job done right as painlessly as possible.

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Dental implants involve two main components:

  • Metal frames that attach to your jawbone
  • New teeth that attach to those frames

It's important to know that dental implants are a permanent solution, and success rates among folks who get them are in the high 90s percentage-wise. There are many advantages to dental implants, which is why patients from Plainfield to Middlesex, and everywhere in between come to us to have them installed. Here are some benefits:

  • Permanent solution
  • Make your smile look much better, improve self-esteem
  • Make eating/chewing easier and more comfortable
  • Lifelong durability
  • Less embarrassing than dentures
  • Overall better dental health

With a documented success rate of over 95%, dental implants are by far the best and longest lasting way to replace missing teeth. Implants also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. An implant will never decay or need root canal treatment, and feels just like the original tooth that was there before.

A dental implant most often takes the form of a small, screw-shaped titanium post that replaces the root part of a missing tooth. The surgical procedure is quite minor and usually requires only local anesthesia. The implant is then topped with a lifelike crown that is custom-made to match your existing natural teeth.

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Patients from across Middlesex County come to us for implants, because replace missing teeth in a variety of ways. They can be used to:

Replace One Tooth —This treatment choice has the highest success rate, making it the best long-term investment for replacing a single missing tooth. Even if the initial cost is slightly higher than other options, it is the most cost-effective solution over time.

Replace Multiple Teeth — Implant teeth can act as supports for fixed bridgework. For example, if you are missing three teeth in a row, we can place two implants, one on either side of the gap, and a crown in between that has no implant underneath.

Replace All Teeth Permanently — Implants can support an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth that are fixed into the mouth and are never removed. Sometimes the new teeth can be supported by as few as 4 implants.

Support Removable Dentures —Traditional dentures put pressure on the underlying bone, accelerating bone loss and causing dentures slip. Attaching a removable denture onto implants prevents dentures from slipping and preserves the bone directly beneath them.

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Most people who follow general guidelines to take care of their teeth and gums are good candidates for dental implants. However, some people are not a good fit for them. We can consult you on an individual basis if you:

  • Are a heavy smoker
  • Suffer from gum disease
  • Don't have good oral hygiene

If you don't smoke, have healthy gums, brush and floss daily, and come to us for routine cleanings, you're probably a perfect fit for dental implants, should you need them.

Whether you're from Metuchen, Bridgewater or anywhere else in New Jersey, remember that the dentists who you can trust to make your smile as bright and healthy as can be are right around the corner! Get in touch today to schedule a dental implant consultation.

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