Dental Implant Restorations
Tooth loss and decay can happen as we age, or if we have poor dental hygiene. Dr. Deborah Flynn-Nyktas recommends dental implants to help restore your smile to its former glory. Dental implants are an effective way to improve your smile with a simple surgery. The process is really simple, a titanium screw is inserted into the jawbone and then a custom-made crown is added to the screw. The titanium screw will fuse to the bone over time due to its biocompatibility. The crown looks totally natural and will be created to perfectly match the color and size of your teeth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a great option for people who may have suffered tooth loss or who may need to have decaying or cracked teeth removed, but don’t wish to sacrifice their full smile. If a patient has poor dental hygiene or if they are a frequent smoker, it’s possible that they may experience tooth loss or decay. If this is the case, dental implants can be a great solution both for cosmetic purposes and health benefits.
Types of dental implants:
Endosteal - an alternative to bridges and removable dentures, endosteal implants are fused to the jawbone using a titanium screw. Over time, the screw will become stronger and sturdier in the gumline.
Subperiosteal - these types of implants are placed in the gum but above the jawbone. This procedure is best suited for patients who do not have enough healthy jawbone or patients who do not want to have jaw augmentation surgery.
Who could benefit from dental implants?
You may be surprised to find out that dental implants can have health and nutritional benefits. Dental implants can help patients chew food that they may not otherwise have been able to eat. Dental implants can also help raise self-confidence by giving you a brand new, natural-looking smile. Dental implants are also meant to last a lifetime. If taken care of properly, dental implants will last you decades, whereas dental bridges and dentures may need to be replaced every few years.
Dental implants can be a huge investment, so be sure to talk with your Summit cosmetic dentist about payment options before moving forward with the procedure. Price can vary based on things like gum and jawbone condition, insurance, and type of implant. Call our office and schedule a consultation with your Summit cosmetic dentist to discuss what dental implants will cost you.
Your Summit dentist wants to make sure you are getting the best possible dental care. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Deborah Flynn-Nyktas, or if you would like to learn more about dental implants, give our office a call at 908-552-1155.