Replacements for missing teeth can be made with dental implants, a permanent alternative to dentures that is becoming more and more popular. Dental implants are surgically fixed to the jaw bone and topped with a crown, giving them extreme strength and stability, with a look and feel like natural teeth.
Dental implants are rapidly becoming a popular alternative to dentures and dental bridges. Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted below the gums to act as a replacement tooth root. Porcelain replacement teeth anchored on dental implants offer a superior, natural-looking solution for missing teeth. Dental implants also give unmatched stability for dentures.
In comparison to the other restorative procedures offered at Beautiful Smiles by Dr. Harold A. Pollack, dental implants require more time and a solid commitment from you, Dr. Pollack, and the entire dental team. However, the dental implants offered through our Millburn, New Jersey practice also tend to last much longer than other dental restorations.
Dental implants replace the entire tooth, including the root and crown, providing the only complete tooth replacement available. Unlike bridges, dental implants need no supporting adjacent teeth and independently offer a secure fit.
To create the stability needed for a dental implant, surgery is required to anchor the dental implant to the jawbone. This step involves not only the actual surgery, but also several months of healing before Dr. Pollack can place a porcelain crown over the dental implant.
For more information about dental implants, contact our New Jersey cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice today.