Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are secured into the jaw, allowing them to replace the roots of missing teeth and provide a range of unique benefits.
When a tooth is missing, so too is its root. This poses several problems. A tooth’s root serves many purposes, not the least of which is sending signals to the body that minerals are needed in that area to provide support. Once a root is gone, the body will stop sending minerals to that area of the jaw, allowing for the bone to shrink and the jaw to collapse.
By replacing the root with a dental implant, jaw collapse is prevented. Implants are the only tooth replacement option that provides this benefit.
Why Consider Dental Implants?
In addition to preventing structural changes to the jaw, there are several benefits offered by dental implants. Some of the most notable include:
- Complete restoration of strength and function
- The ability to stay in place for a lifetime
- The capacity to allow for natural-looking restorations
- Greater ease of cleaning
Dental implants are secured by osteoblasts and connective tissue, making them a permanent part of the jaw. They will not come loose or fall out, barring severe gum disease, and are just as easy to care for as your natural teeth. What’s more, dental implants do not rely on adjacent teeth for support. This enables our implant dentists to preserve and protect surrounding teeth, focusing only on those that are missing.
Dental implants are commonly used to secure dental crowns. These restorations are shaped, shaded, and sized to fit seamlessly into your smile. Implants can also be used for larger restorations, such as dental bridges or even dentures. These options, like crowns, can be customized to ensure natural-looking and cosmetically pleasing results.
Which solution is best for your needs is dependent on how many teeth are missing and other factors unique to your smile. We can help you choose the best option during your initial consultation at our Hoboken office.
Contact Us to Learn More
Please call Frank R. DePaola, DDS & Associates at 201-792-9400 to schedule an implant evaluation today. We welcome patients from Jersey City, Union City, and all surrounding areas of Hudson County.