Missing teeth can prove to be a major cause of concern for many. Not only does it change the contours of your face and smile, but puts stress on your bite and makes eating difficult and often complicated. Though dentures are always an option for filling out your smile and evening out your bite, sometimes dental implants may be a better option for you. Here at Teaneck Dentist we can provide you will a comprehensive dental examination that will not only clean and examine your teeth for other issues, but one of our Ridgefield Park dentists can tell you if dental implants are right for you.
Dentures are fixtures of artificial teeth that rest on the gums and are often removable. Dental implants, however, are permanent and can even help you retain the ability to eat almost anything without worrying if your dentures will become dislodged. Dental implants provide a foundation for artificial teeth and are placed in the jawbone. They are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone that bonds with the bone itself in a biological process called osseointegration. The use of implants can help retain the shape and contours of your face and prevent bone deterioration that often occurs when teeth are absent from the mouth. Here at Teaneck Dentist, Dr. Gertler, Dr. Bloch or Dr. Frohlich will conduct a dental and radiographic examination. Additionally they will look into your dental history to see if dental implants are right for you as well as your mouth. After your consultation with our Ridgefield Park dentist, you will be able to undergo the procedure.
First, the titanium posts (which act as replacement roots for the artificial teeth) are surgically inserted and are allowed around six months for the osseointegration to occur where the posts will bond with the bone of the jaw. After this has occurred, one of our Ridgefield Park dentists will create an impression of your bite in order to begin crafting your new artificial teeth. This will provide you with teeth that fit specifically in your mouth and successfully fill out your individual smile and bite. After the procedure is complete, you can return to living with a healthy smile. Here at Teaneck Dentist we believe in providing patients with comfortable care that restores the function and appearance of your teeth.