Plainsboro Family Dentistry
Samir Patel, DDS
General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry
located in Plainsboro, NJ
Dental implants are one of the most technologically advanced methods for replacing missing teeth. With dental implants, Samir Patel, DDS, and the team of professionals at Plainsboro Family Dentistry in Plainsboro, New Jersey, can give you a tooth replacement that looks, feels, and functions nearly identically to your natural tooth. Call the office or book a visit online to get started on your dental implants today.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. They’re small posts or screws that your dentist surgically embeds in your jaw.
Because they’re made from materials like titanium or ceramic that are biocompatible, your body doesn’t realize that they’re a foreign substance, enabling your dental implant to fuse with your jawbone as your mouth heals from the surgery.
Once it fuses to your jawbone, the implant functions just like a natural tooth root and supports a restoration, such as a crown.
Why should I get dental implants?
Dental implants replace your missing teeth with a prosthetic that feels, functions, and looks just like a natural tooth. This means more comfortable and better-looking restorations.
Because implants attach to your jawbone, they also provide more stability and security than other tooth replacement options like dentures or bridges, giving you improved speech and eating ability.
Dental implants are also better for your overall oral health. Unlike a bridge, which requires you to shave enamel from some of your teeth, dental implants enable you to keep more of your natural structures intact.
And unlike both bridges and dentures, dental implants provide healthy stimulation to your jawbone. When your jawbone is understimulated, the bone tissue begins to deteriorate, or resorb. This makes your jawbone weaker and gives your face a more sunken-in appearance. ‘
By stimulating your jawbone, dental implants keep your facial aesthetics intact and keep your jaw healthy.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
In order to get dental implants, you need to have healthy gums. If you’re suffering from gum disease, you need to treat that before you can get dental implants.
You also need sufficient bone tissue in your jaw to support dental implants. If your jaw is lacking in bone tissue, you might need to get a bone graft before you can get dental implants.
Do dental implants require special care?
The beauty of dental implants is that they don’t require any special care. All you have to do to maintain the health of your dental implants is to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and maintain regular checkups and cleanings with the team at Plainsboro Family Dentistry.
Call Plainsboro Family Dentistry or use the convenient online tool to book your visit today.