Our advanced tooth replacement solution involves a three-part procedure at the Aesthetic Dental Center of Hackensack. First, a titanium screw is surgically placed into the jawbone by our skilled oral surgeon, Dr. Wong-Sang Lee. The implant undergoes osseointegration, fusing firmly with the jawbone. In the restorative phase, a custom-made abutment is attached to the implant, connecting to the final crown. Our dedicated general dentist ensures a perfect match to your natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy a complete smile with confidence in eating, speaking, and laughing.
Dental implants play a crucial role in preserving jawbone integrity and preventing bone loss. Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants function like natural tooth roots, stimulating the surrounding bone and preventing resorption. By integrating with the jawbone, implants provide a stable foundation that closely resembles natural teeth. In cases of multiple missing teeth, implants are essential to prevent muscle retreat, facial collapse, wrinkles, and a sunken appearance. They offer a comprehensive solution by supporting the facial structure and preventing the negative consequences of bone loss.
When it comes to tooth replacement options, there are advantages to consider. Unlike dental bridges, the adjacent teeth do not need alteration or involvement in the treatment process. This makes them a suitable alternative when neighboring teeth are healthy or space is available. Moreover, oral hygiene is not compromised, as caring for these replacements is similar to maintaining natural teeth, including regular flossing and maintenance.
Proper care is essential to ensure the longevity of your new dental implant. It is important to maintain your regular oral hygiene routine, which includes brushing and flossing daily. While the dental implant is durable, neglecting oral hygiene can still lead to gum and bone issues. By consistently practicing good oral care, you can protect the health of your implant and surrounding tissues, ensuring its longevity for many years to come.