Your Dream Smile Awaits
Everyone deserves a perfect smile. However, there are times when tooth decay or an accident results in teeth being permanently lost. This impedes on that perfect smile. It can leave many feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable. It’s good to know you have options with Andrew Goldenberg, D.D.S.
We provide dental implants that help restore your smile. An implant is one of the best ways to replace a broken or missing tooth. We use state-of-the-art technology to make sure our dental implants look and feel completely natural.
What is a Dental Implant?
Implants are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor or replacement teeth. It is a popular and effective technique used to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are typically made of titanium, a strong and lightweight metal. Titanium is used because it is resistant to corrosion from acids and salt solutions.
Why a Dental Implant?
Since implants are embedded into the jawbone, it offers a safe and secure fit. Patients will no longer have to worry about bridges and dentures slipping or shifting. Implants can make eating and talking feel more natural than ever before. One of the most important things a dental implant offers is the ability to preserve the bone after teeth are lost or extracted.
Types of Dental Implants
There are two specific types of dental implants. There is the single tooth implant and an implant that supports both dentures and bridges.
Single Tooth Implant
A single tooth implant replaces the roots of a missing tooth. The implant is a stand-alone unit and does not involve treating the teeth next to it. Reasons to receive a single tooth implant include improving speech and the ability to chew food, as well as cosmetically improving one’s appearance. A missing tooth can affect the teeth around it causing them to shift. An implant can correct these measures.
Implant-Supported Dentures and Bridges
An implant can be used to support both dentures and bridges. If you’re missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported denture will replace the missing teeth and as well as the roots. Unlike an ordinary bridge, an implant-supported bridge does not require support from surrounding teeth. Implants are embedded in the jawbone creating a more comfortable and stable surface for you to chew naturally.
Dental Implant Candidates
Most patients will find that an implant is an excellent choice for tooth replacement. This is because implants offer complete comfort, support, and stability. People that are in good health and have a strong jawbone to support an implant are excellent candidates. That being said, implants are not for everyone.
It is important to have a proper evaluation before going ahead with implant surgery. Patients that use tobacco products or have chronic illnesses such as diabetes may not be good candidates for implants.
To see if dental implants are right for you, make sure to contact the office of Andrew Goldenberg, D.D.S. and schedule an appointment. Give us a call now at 805-495-9810.