DENTAL SERVICES: Dental Implants
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AV Dental is a full-service dentist for the people of the Jersey City area. With a team of experienced and skilled dentists, specialists, hygienists, and assistants, we work with every patient to provide the best dental care available. Our services cover preventative, restorative, and cosmetic procedures, including teeth cleaning, crowns, and teeth whitening. One of the most common procedures that we perform is dental implant surgery.
What Are Dental Implants and Why Might You Need Them?
Dental implants are a revolutionary form of teeth replacement that involves replacing the root of a dead or missing tooth. The implant is made of titanium, making it incredibly strong. Once installed, the implant is used to secure a crown, which is made to resemble the missing tooth. Anyone who is missing a tooth, or teeth, can potentially receive a dental implant. Once installed, dental implants allow a person to chew, eat, and speak just as they did when they had their original teeth.
Dental Implant Surgical Procedure
The dental implant surgery is a three-step procedure. In the first step, the dentist will place the implant in the jaw bone, under the gums. Once the area around the implant is fully recovered, a post is placed on the implant, and the gum is allowed to heal around the post. Once healed, the gum will form a ring around the post, giving the dentist access to install the prosthetic tooth, which is the final step. Throughout the entire process, local anesthesia is used, although sedation is also available for some patients.
What Types of Dental Implants are Available?
Various dental implants are available to patients today, allowing them to be used for a number of situations. The most common implants are single tooth replacements, where a single implant and prosthetic are used. Multiple tooth replacements can be performed for any combination of missing teeth, including a full arch. Implants are also used for over-dentures, which stabilize dentures and help preserve the underlying bone. In orthodontics implants are sometimes used to anchor teeth to allow quicker and easier movement.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are as close to real teeth as possible. Patients with implants will be able to perform all of the same tasks that they could with their original teeth, and their smile will look completely natural. Dental implants can also last a lifetime when they are properly cared for. Finally, implants help to protect a patient’s jawbone from deterioration, which can occur with other tooth replacement procedures.
To learn more about dental implants, or schedule an appointment with our team, contact us today.