While dentures and dental bridges can effectively fill the gaps in your smile, they only replace the top portion of teeth. Unfortunately, they do nothing to address the bottom portion of teeth (the root.) If you’re looking for a long-term solution for tooth loss, dental implants can actually replace teeth to the fullest and help you avoid bone loss. Doing this also works to maintain your facial appearance, which dramatically changes with every tooth lost. While dentures can be affordable, they tend to slip out of place as the gum and bone tissue begin to break down. For the most reliable foundation, get in touch with Dr. Gizachew to schedule a one-on-one consultation.
Have you heard of dental implants being referred to as the “gold-standard?” If so, you should know that it’s not hyperbole. These titanium prosthetics are designed to not only mimic teeth in almost every single way, but integrate with existing jawbone, much like how other surgical implants do. Thanks to their biocompatibility, they can easily integrate with the bone and gum tissue in your mouth without the body rejecting it. The process of the titanium fusing with bone is known as “osseointegration” and is what occurs in the jaw following your oral surgery. After they have fully healed, you can expect them to provide long-term stability for your permanent restoration.
It’s easy to replace any number of teeth with dental implants. Thanks to their versatility, you can replace single missing teeth or every single tooth in your smile! However, before treatment begins, you’ll need to take the time to confirm if enough bone tissue is available to support the implants. We’ll do this by measuring your bone density ahead of time and address any gum disease that is present (as it can cause failure if left untreated) and remove any decay. When your mouth is prepared, we’ll start the planning process, which includes knowing which teeth need replacement.
When replacing single teeth, we won’t have to make any modifications to your existing teeth whatsoever. This means we replace the need for a dental bridge, which does require modifying teeth. Once the implant is fused with the jaw and the gums have healed, a crown can be placed on top.
Looking to replace multiple individual teeth throughout your mouth? Doing so is actually quite simple with dental implants. With that said, multiple consecutive teeth should be replaced with an implant-retained bridge. This option involves the placement of one to two dental implants holding a two to four-crown restoration. It’s a very cost-effective solution for replacing multiple missing teeth.
Traditional dentures have long been the most popular solution for replacing teeth. However, did you know that you can achieve a stronger and more stable tooth replacement by choosing dentures designed to attach to dental implants? This means chewing tough foods and practicing your at-home brushing and flossing become much easier along the way!
Multiple stages of treatment need to be completed before dental implants can be received. In some cases, dental offices need to send patients to a specialist to complete oral surgery. Not at NU Dental Eatontown! Dr. G can place your implants right here at the office. There’s no need to travel to another dental office you aren’t familiar with. It’s the best way to get the most comfortable care from the dentist and team you love to see.
Prior to beginning dental implant treatment, we’ll go over your specific costs and the most influential factors when it comes to the final price of your care. It’s very unlikely that you’ll pay an amount similar to another patient since your needs won’t be the same. For example, some patients only need to place a single dental implant to replace a tooth, while you may need to replace multiple, therefore increasing the total price. Furthermore, if bone grafting or gum therapy is needed, this tacks on higher costs. We’ll provide an estimate for your care following your first consultation, then do everything possible to lower out-of-pocket costs. For example, certain phases of care may be covered by your dental insurance.