The last thing that most people want is to lose a tooth. Tooth loss can happen for any number of reasons such as heavy decay, a serious injury or gum disease. Following tooth loss, your bone tissues will gradually break down, causing your cheeks to become sunken in. To prevent this from happening, an dental implant can be placed in your jawbone to stimulate the bone tissues and support your facial structure.
An implant is made of titanium steel which has been shown to bond well with bone tissue. Once the bone tissue has fused with the implant, which usually takes 3 to 6 months, an abutment is attached to it. A dental crown, dental bridge, or denture is attached to the dental implant to complete your new and improved smile.
Dental implants have a number of benefits which include: Stimulating your jawbone tissue to prevent bone shrinkage.
- Long lasting results. An implant can last for 20 years or longer with proper care.
- Amazing stability. Unlike removable dentures, an implant bonds directly with your bone tissue.
- Enhanced chewing ability which allows you to eat more types of foods
- Attractive looking results. An implant looks and acts like a real tooth would.
Patients who have no oral health issues and have sufficient amounts of tissue to have the implant placed are good candidates for dental implants. Because implant restoration surgery requires multiple procedures to be placed, the process is more invasive and expensive than other tooth replacement options. However, if you decide to have implant restoration you can feel confident that the implant will last for many years.
Contact our dental implant dentist in Belmar, Dr. Sniscak, to find out if implant restoration is the right for your smile. Our practice serves a wide range of communities which include Belmar, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Shark River Hills, Neptune City, Avon-By-The-Sea, Bradley Beach, Ocean Grove, and Asbury Park.