When it comes to replacing missing teeth, you have several options. If you want the one that’s most like your natural teeth, you want dental implants. At Dental Studios, in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey, our expert team of dentists creates custom dental implants to permanently replace teeth.
If you want to learn all about dental implants, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we explain how these prosthetic teeth are the gold standard for restoring your smile both functionally and aesthetically.
Dental implant basics
Dental implants consist of a titanium screw and an abutment topped with a porcelain crown. The titanium screw acts as the new root of your tooth, implanted into your jawbone, and the porcelain crown is the visible tooth. The titanium screw gets implanted into your jawbone, and they fuse over time to provide a solid, stable foundation for your new tooth.
This feature also makes implants a permanent tooth replacement option. Once our dental experts install your custom implants, they become your new teeth. You can eat, drink, and brush them as you would your natural teeth, so you don’t have to worry about any type of special care.
Dental implants don’t slip out of place
Like your natural teeth, dental implants — one or several — allow you to bite into apples or crunch on cashews without worry that dental work will slip out of place.
Bridges and dentures are also options for replacing missing teeth, but they don’t allow you the same freedom you get with custom dental implants. Ultimately, implants feel like they’ve always been part of your mouth.
Implants match your surrounding teeth
Our skilled dental team at Dental Studios carefully matches the shape and color of your new implants to your surrounding natural teeth. When you smile, you can’t tell the difference between your natural teeth and the dental implants — and neither can anyone else!
Implants help your mouth stay healthy
When you don’t replace missing teeth, you run the risk of dental issues such as decay and other teeth shifting out of place. Replacing missing teeth also helps your face keep its shape as you get older, especially if you’re missing more than one tooth. With dental implants, your facial skin won’t sag into vacant spaces in your gums.
Dental implants can also help restore oral health by preventing:
- Jawbone deterioration
- Bone loss
- Gum disease
- Future complicated dental procedures
As an added bonus, because the crowns of dental implants are stronger than natural tooth enamel, your new implants aren’t susceptible to tooth decay.
One, several, or All-on-4® implants
At Dental Studios, we offer the option of replacing a single tooth, several teeth, or, if you’re missing all or most of your teeth, All-on-4 dental implants. These innovatively designed implants offer the ease and convenience of replacing all your teeth using just four implants on each set of upper or lower teeth. We strategically place the implants in your jaw and attach a full-arch prosthesis of teeth in a single appointment.
The All-on-4 implants become a permanent part of your mouth so you can enjoy the comfort and convenience of a new set of custom prosthetic teeth in fewer steps than getting dentures or a full mouth of individual implants. When you take good care of your implants, they can last a lifetime, too, making them an excellent way to invest in your oral and overall health and wellness.
Call our friendly team or make an appointment online today to discover if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.