Posted: November 23, 2013
Patients who are missing one or more teeth have more tooth replacement options than ever. Although dentures and bridges have been used for years, today’s patients often choose dental implants for the many advantages they offer. If you are considering replacing missing teeth, our Jersey City implant dentists can help you choose the treatment option that’s right for you.
Dental implants replace missing teeth with special titanium screws that are implanted directly into the jawbone. Once the implant has been fully integrated into your jawbone, Dr. Frank will attach a titanium rod, called an abutment, which will house your prosthetic tooth, consisting of a dental crown that looks and feels just like a natural tooth.
Dental implants are suitable for most patients who are in generally good health. In order to be a successful implant dentistry candidate you should also
- Be free of gum disease
- Have sufficient bone structure to receive the implant
- Be a nonsmoker or be willing to quit
- Not suffer from uncontrolled chronic diseases like diabetes
- Be willing to commit to the lengthy dental implant process
Even if you do not meet all of the criteria listed above, dental implants may still be a viable option. For example, Dr. Frank may be able to perform a bone graft if you lack sufficient bone density. Your candidacy will be evaluated based on your own unique situation.
To arrange an appointment to discuss your dental implant treatment options with one of our implant dentistry experts, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place today. Our dentists serve patients in Jersey City and throughout the greater Hudson County area.