Posts for: November, 2021

By Dr. Steven Abrams, DMD
November 03, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Are missing teeth affecting your confidence and preventing you from smiling? Missing teeth affect the look and function of your smile. Dr. Steven Abrams offers dental implants in Budd Lake, NJ, also serving Mt. Olive Township, NJ, to give you a complete and beautiful smile.

Dental implants are an option when you need to replace a single tooth or when you are missing several teeth in different areas of your mouth. This treatment involves surgically placing a titanium post into your jaw bone. A replacement tooth is then attached to the post creating a complete tooth. Implants can be topped with dental crowns, implant-supported bridges, or implant-supported dentures, making them very versatile.

What Are the Main Advantages of Dental Implants?

If you have lost a tooth, the jawbone is no longer stimulated, which signals to the body that the bone should be reabsorbed. A major benefit of dental implants is that they preserve bone because they act just like your missing tooth roots. Their placement in the bone also ensures that they are very strong and will not move around while you eat or speak.

Your teeth support your facial muscles, and this is compromised if you have gaps in your smile. Dental implants make sure that your muscles are supported, which prevents sunken cheeks that can make you look older prematurely. Dental implants also prevent your teeth from shifting into the gaps in your smile, which would affect your tooth alignment.

Are You A Candidate for Dental Implants?

Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. Missing teeth come with other side effects like bone loss. If you don’t have enough bone density to support an implant, you will have to look into getting a bone graft first. Smoking will interfere with the healing process, so you should quit before getting implants. Another thing to consider is your oral health. Any problems with your gums or cavities in your teeth need to be addressed before you get dental implants in Budd Lake, NJ, also serving Mt. Olive Township, NJ.

To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants in Budd Lake, NJ, contact Dr. Abrams, also serving Mt. Olive Township, NJ. Call 973-691-8200 to book your consultation.