Dental implants are permanent restorations that look, act, and feel like your natural teeth. At Dental Professionals of Fair Lawn, we can custom-make your dental implants to blend with your teeth in shape, size, and color. In many cases, we are able to provide our patients with a new smile in one day! If you have missing teeth, or if you have teeth that are beyond repair and require removal, dental implants can help you to regain your smile with results that look and feel natural. They consist of two parts: the implant, which acts as a tooth root, and the crown, or restoration, which will act as your new tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
With their many advantages over other restorative methods, dental implants have become a preferred restorative technique in many circumstances, especially because of the availability of immediate load implants, which can provide instant results. Some of the benefits of dental implants include:
- No special cleaning beyond normal brushing and flossing is required
- They look and feel like natural teeth
- They prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place
- They become a permanent part of your mouth
- They do not slip or move along the gums
- They can improve chewing and speaking
- They can often be completed as “same-day teeth,” for immediate use of your dental implants
About Dental Implants
In order to be considered a candidate for dental implants, you must have adequate bone density in your jaw, since the implant must be anchored to the jawbone. Once one of our dentists has determined your jawbone is strong enough, you will be able to move on to the next step of the dental implant process. However, if you are not an eligible candidate for the procedure, your dentist will recommend an alternative, such as anchored dentures or dental bridges.
If your dentist determines that you are a good candidate for dental implants, the next step is implant placement. One of our dentists will place a strong titanium post beneath the gumline. The titanium implant will be anchored to your jawbone, to secure placement. Over a period of months, the post will fuse with the jawbone, making it a permanent part of your mouth, and allowing it to act as a tooth root. During this time, a temporary crown can be placed atop the implant until the dental implant has successfully fused with the bone.
After the dental implant has completed the fusion process, your dentist will have a custom-designed permanent crown made for you. This restoration will be color-matched to your surrounding teeth, and will be shaped to look and feel like a natural tooth. Once attached to the implant, this crown should act like a normal tooth. Best of all, because dental implants are designed to mimic a natural tooth and root, they do not require any special cleaning or care beyond your normal daily routine of brushing and flossing.
Contact Dental Professionals of Fair Lawn
If you think dental implants might be right for you, please contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. We can help you to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted in just one day!