Dr. Joseph Moussa and the team of dental experts at Montclair Dental Spa, with locations in Montclair and Englewood, New Jersey, are dedicated to keeping your natural smile healthy and attractive. Sometimes, however, decay, disease, or injury results in tooth loss. When it’s time to replace a missing tooth – or several or all – dental implants may be the next best thing to natural. Call today to schedule a consultation regarding dental implants or book your visit online.
Dental implants are crafted to mimic the structure of your original teeth. Rather than riding on top of your gums like traditional bridges and dentures, implants contain a “root” made from a biocompatible material that’s surgically implanted into your jaw. This root is then topped with a very realistic crown that’s hard to distinguish from a natural tooth.
Benefits of dental implants include:
The implant root also provides natural interaction with your jaw, which helps keep the bone healthy and strong.
The surgery to place dental implants is typically well-tolerated by most patients, often compared to what you would experience with a tooth extraction.
If you require a full replacement set of teeth, you can undergo an implant procedure known as All-on-4Ⓡ or All-on-6.
For this type of procedure, your oral surgeon places four or six implants in your upper or lower jaw to secure an entire arch of teeth. It’s often an excellent solution for individuals who prefer an alternative to traditional dentures. This approach is also suitable if you’re already wearing dentures and would like to switch to a more comfortable, natural-appearing option.
People heal at different rates, but you can usually expect gum incisions to heal within 10-14 days.
However, a major feature of dental implants is the humanmade “root” that provides a stable foundation for the crown. The biocompatible material used for the implant root, typically titanium, encourages your body to build up bony tissue in your jaw that firmly anchors the implant in place. This process can take several months.
To help speed healing, your Montclair Dental Spa specialist may recommend platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) treatment during the implant surgery. PRF contains high levels of growth factors and other substances that boost your body’s natural tissue repair and rebuilding processes. Obtained from a small sampling of your blood and concentrated via a centrifuge, your dentist delivers PRF by injection into the surgical site.
Schedule a visit at Montclair Dental Spa today for an evaluation and more details about dental implants and what they can mean for your smile.
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