When you miss a tooth or more, you may feel insecure about showing your smile to others. We get it. Edentulism robs you of the self-confidence to smile whenever you feel like it. And it doesn’t stop there. Missing teeth diminishes your ability to speak and chew properly, not to mention jawbone loss and TMJ disorder after prolonged tooth loss.
Dr. Colleen Williamson and the team at Grand Dental Arts in Toms River, New Jersey, providedental implant restorations to replace one or more missing teeth. Implant-based restorations are natural-looking, stable, predictable, and reliable, making them the “ultimate choice” for teeth replacement.
Benefits of dental implants
A dental implant is a prosthetic stud surgically placed in your jawbone to support a crown or other restoration. Once the implant post fuses with the jawbone through osseointegration, the resulting structure is stable, just like your natural teeth.
Since dental implants are designed to mimic your natural teeth — from the root to the crown — they offer numerous functional and cosmetic benefits. These include:
Jawbone preservation: Tooth loss causes your jawbone to “waste away” because it lacks the necessary stimulation to regenerate. Dental implants stimulate your jawbone to prevent bone atrophy
Durability: Once dental implants fuse with the jawbone, they are designed to be a lifelong solution. Unlike dentures or bridges, which may require periodic replacement, well-maintained dental implants can remain in place indefinitely
Natural feel and look: Dental implants feel like natural teeth when eating, smiling, or cleaning your teeth. They also look natural — onlookers can’t distinguish your implant from natural teeth
Stabilizing nearby teeth: Dental implants protect the health and stability of the surrounding teeth by preventing them from shifting into the edentulous space
Improved oral function: Dental implants are anchored securely in your jawbone, providing stability to eat, chew, and speak with ease. Unlike conventional dentures, you can smile, talk, and eat without worrying about discomfort or slippage
Low maintenance: No additional cleaning rituals are needed for dental implants. Like natural teeth, brush and floss your implants to keep them healthy. Additionally, don’t forget bi-annual dental appointments and wear a mouthguard if you are a chronic teeth grinder
Versatility: Dental implants can replace one, several, or all missing teeth. Furthermore, dental implants are suitable for all patients, including seniors, as long as you have a healthy medical record