Dental Implants

A great smile can transform the way you see the world, and yourself. Dr. Daniel Butensky creates dental implants for adult patients of all ages. Located in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey, the Dental Studios’ experienced team can replace missing or extremely damaged teeth to restore the appearance, functionality, and health of your smile. Call for a consultation or schedule your appointment online to learn more.

What is a dental implant?

For many adults, having dental implants is the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth as a result of a traumatic injury, decay, or an illness, it can hurt your self-esteem. Dental implants help you bite, chew, and smile with confidence. They’re sturdy, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post, often made out of titanium, that a dentist surgically implants into your upper or lower jawbone. Essentially, it’s the root of your new tooth. After the post is implanted and your mouth has healed, your dentist will attach the new replacement tooth, or crown, to the metal post permanently. Because the implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide firm support for artificial teeth and don’t shift around the mouth like some removable dentures.

These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay securely attached to your jaw.

For those patients wanting or needing to restore most or all of their teeth, All-on-four implants may be a better option. All-on-four uses four implants that are placed in the jaw and attached to a full-arch prosthesis on the same day. The four implants are strategically spaced to provide a balanced weight throughout the jaw bone, eliminating the need to wait for weeks before the prosthetic can be installed while bone tissue fuses with the implant posts. That means patients undergo fewer procedures and can enjoy the result much more quickly than with traditional dentures or most single implant procedures.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

There are many benefits to dental implants. In addition to feeling, functioning, and looking like natural teeth, dental implants provide the following benefits:

  • Are permanent and can last a lifetime
  • Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
  • Protect your healthy jawbone
  • Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
  • Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
  • Don’t fall out of your mouth
  • Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
  • Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Whether you’re missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you may be an excellent dental implant candidate. Your gums need to be healthy, and your jaw must be finished growing. Dental implants are not appropriate for kids, as their mouths have not finished growing. However, implants are an exceptional solution for adults.

You could also be a great implant candidate if you’re tired of having dentures that won’t stay in place, or if you’re ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Men or women who desire a more durable, long-term answer to dental work problems may be suitable candidates for implants. Meet with your dentist to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.

Book an appointment online or call the Dental Studios to take the first step toward a more confident smile.

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