Losing your teeth can significantly affect the quality of your life, and can bring about a lot of difficulties in everyday activities, such as speaking or eating. Even though modern dental technology and restorative procedures have come up a long way and now result in a considerably reduced number of extracted teeth on a regular basis, it is still fairly common to find people who are missing a natural tooth or some them. According to some recent surveys, more than 75% of Americans, aged between 35-45 years, have lost one or some their natural teeth, in the past. If you are among these people, and if you are looking to restore your teeth and your smile, you should consider going for a permanent and lifelong replacement option, in the form of dental implants in Hawthorne, New Jersey.
A dental implant is a type of fixture, that is embedded in the jaw bone, to replace a lost, natural tooth and to support a prosthesis, such as a fixed or removable denture, or a crown. After a dental implant is placed within the jaw bone, a bone formation will take place all around the implant, which will result in a stability and strong anchorage for the embedded tooth.
The durability, efficiency, and the overall success of a dental implant, largely depends on its ability to establish and form a strong, direct contact with the jaw bone. This process of establishing a contact is better known as Osseointegration. Its main purpose is to ensure that any prosthesis, placed over the embedded implant, retains its stability and strength. By doing this, it will allow the artificial tooth to serve all the functions of the lost, natural one.
Who are they for?
Any person who has lost a single tooth or more can be a candidate for a dental implant procedure. If you are still uncertain, as to whether you should undertake this procedure, you should consider it in the case of the following:
- If you want to speak and eat without any pain and discomfort
- If you want to restore your smile by replacing your missing tooth/teeth
- If you are looking for a durable, long-term replacement for your natural tooth/teeth
- If you want to replace any current dental implants, that are uncomfortable and inconvenient.
Dental implants, which you can get at Jonathan Dental Spa, are considered one of the most durable and reliable dental replacement options available. Thanks to their features, and a reasonable price, they have become one of the most popular, too. When compared to some other dental replacement options, like bridges and dentures, dental implants have a number of benefits and advantages.
Unlike bridges and dentures, dental implants are designed to last indefinitely. If you properly adhere to the dentist’s instructions and take good care of your oral hygiene, they can last you for a lifetime.
Eat anything you want
People with removable or fixed dentures usually have a hard time eating sticky or hard food, which means avoiding many of their favorite dishes and snacks. With dental implants, you will be able to continue enjoying your favorite foods, without the fear of dislodging or breaking your dentures.
A beautiful smile
Missing teeth can substantially affect one’s confidence and self-esteem, by ruining the facial aesthetics and smile. If you are looking to restore a beautiful smile, you can choose to place an aesthetically pleasing dental prosthesis over your implants.