Benefits of Dental Implants
Whether you’ve lost one tooth or a full row of teeth, it’s essential to replace your lost dental structure as soon as possible. Traditionally, only the visible portions of teeth were replaced using restoration options like traditional bridges and dentures. Today the D&G Dental team will almost always recommend dental implant supported tooth replacement. Completely self-supporting, these restorations replace the root and crowns of missing teeth, delivering flawless, functional smiles. If you want to learn more about the many reasons our dentist and dental team recommend implant supported tooth replacement, call to schedule a consultation appointment with us in West Orange or Caldwell. We’ll walk you through all of the many advantages of this treatment option, and partner with you to create a tooth replacement plan that meets your needs.
Look & feel Your Very Best
An implant supported replacement tooth or teeth will look, feel, and function very much like your healthy, natural smile. Because the implant post replaces the lost tooth roots, your supportive structures receive the stimulation necessary to maintain jawbone density and gum tissue volume. In addition to improving oral health and the function of your replacement teeth, the stimulation provided by implant posts also prevents the loss of supportive structures that lead to the sunken in facial appearance so often associated with denture-wearers.
Eat All Your Favorite Foods
Traditional replacement teeth may limit your diet. This is especially true when it comes to removable partial and full dentures that only return about 20% of chewing ability. An implant supported partial or full denture will restore 70% or more of your healthy chewing function, allowing you to eat all of your favorite foods and maintain a varied, nutritious diet.
Speak, Chew, & Smile with Confidence
Some people with a replacement tooth or teeth that look or function differently than their natural smiles feel less confident. An implant supported crown, bridge, or denture allows you to speak clearly, chew any foods, and smile with complete confidence in any personal or professional context.
Keep a Healthy, Happy Smile for a Lifetime
Traditional replacement teeth need to be repaired or replaced every five to ten years. Implant supported replacement teeth have a 90 to 95% success rate after 20 years. Many patients end up keeping their replacement teeth for the rest of their lives.
Quickly & Easily Clean Your New Smile
Dental bridges are fairly simple to clean, but more advanced partial or full denture prosthetics can present a real oral hygiene challenge. Traditional dentures have to be removed during cleaning, and this can lead to the prosthetic slipping out of your hand and breaking against hard countertops. You also need to soak the denture overnight in water or cleaning solution. Plus, you need to brush any healthy remaining teeth or your supportive gum tissue to remove plaque and food. With an implant retained prosthetic, you can simply brush your teeth like you usually would. We may recommend using an air or water flosser to remove plaque and foods between the restoration and the gums, since you won’t be able to remove your prosthetic to clean this soft tissue.