Cosmetic Dentists Restore Smiles with Dental Implants
Tooth loss has a variety of causes and dentists have several dental options to restore teeth. The causes of tooth loss include decay, root canal failure, gum disease, tooth injury, excessive wear and congenital defects. Tooth loss may affect only one tooth or several teeth in a patient’s mouth. Dental implants require oral surgery but are a permanent replacement for missing teeth. Dr. Discepola and Dr. Weil are implant dentists that are certified in IMTEC, or mini-implant, placements and share a dental practice in Jersey City, NJ servicing patients in Jersey City, Hoboken, Bayonne, Hudson County and near-by areas. Patients suffering from tooth loss should consult with the NJ implant dentists to see if dental implants are a viable option for them.
Dental Implants: Repairing Tooth Loss in a Way That Appears Natural
For patients suffering from tooth loss, there can be many negative effects, both cosmetically and structurally. Missing teeth can make a person self-conscious about their smile and force them to hide their teeth when talking or smiling. Structurally, a missing tooth or teeth can affect how a person chews or limit what they can eat, in some cases causing malnutrition. Cosmetic dentists have several options for patients suffering from tooth loss such as dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants and work with patients to select the restorative option that will work best for their individual dental situation.
While not every patient is a candidate for dental implants, implants are the best option because they are a permanent solution. Additionally, dental implants are often the most comfortable option for patients, as they look like original teeth and feel natural. However, a patient may not be a candidate for dental implants if they do not have healthy gums, lack a sufficient amount of jawbone, or are in poor overall health. Dental implants do require oral surgery and patients need to be in good health to undergo surgery. The implant dentists in the Jersey City, NJ office are able to determine if patients are able to undergo oral surgery and offer alternatives if needed.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are attached to the jawbone below the gums in oral surgery. Once the titanium posts have been surgically anchored to the jaw bone, the replacement tooth is connected. The replacement tooth may be attached immediately or later on, after the implant has healed. Dental implants can be broadly defined as artificial tooth replacements placed by implant dentists in conjunction with oral surgeons. In addition to the benefit of a restored tooth and the return of functionality, dental implants prevent and stop deterioration of the jaw bone. Mini-implants are a smaller diameter version of implants that are available for patients that are not candidates for standard dental implants. Both Jersey City dentists are certified in mini-implant placements and are trained and willing to discuss solutions for tooth loss with patients in Jersey City, Hoboken, Bayonne, Hudson County and near-by areas.
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If you are interested in learning more about your tooth replacement options, especially dental implants, contact our Jersey City office at (201) 659-0295 to schedule your restorative dentistry consultation with Dr. Discepola or Dr. Weil today.