A tooth may be lost for numerous reasons, such as tooth decay, root canal failure, trauma to the mouth, and others. If a tooth is lost, it may potentially have negative effects on daily life, resulting in a shift in biting irregularities, eating habits, and even confidence to smile or talk. By substituting tooth roots with dental implants, patients may have improved strength and stability to eat foods that may have been too difficult, stimulate and maintain the jawbone, and support smile restoration.
At Union City Oral Surgery Group, we provide state-of-the-art care for your surgical needs. Dr. Nancy Herbst is proud to offer over 25 years of oral and maxillofacial surgery experience for New Jersey patients and a patient-first approach before, during, and after surgery to ensure an exceptional level of care and outstanding results.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an innovative, high-tech tooth replacement that mimics the appearance and function of the lost tooth by placing a titanium root into your mouth to hold a prosthetic tooth or bridge. If properly cared for, it may last a lifetime and has an identical look, feel, and function of a real tooth.
There are two types of dental implants:
- Endosteal: This type of implant is positioned in the bone and is the most common type of implant inserted. It may come in many forms, such as a screw, cylinder, or blade surgically implanted in the jawbone.
- Subperiosteal: This type of implant is positioned right on the jawbone with metal framework posts that protrude through the gums to keep the implant in place. Patients who don’t have the sufficient bone height to hold an endosteal implant may opt for this option.
To determine whether a dental implant will benefit you, speak to an oral surgeon for a meticulous examination of your teeth and gums, and evaluate your bone density and quantity to assess whether you may benefit from this type of procedure. At Union City Oral Surgery Group, we utilize the latest equipment, innovative treatments, and state-of-the-art methodology to exceed your oral health care needs.
The Best Candidates for Dental Implants
The most ideal candidates for dental implants include patients who have one or more missing teeth, broken or decayed teeth past repair, or those who are uncomfortable with dentures and may benefit from this procedure.
Other factors that may indicate that you’re a candidate include:
- You have exceptional oral health and oral hygiene habits
- Your jaw has sufficient bone to support the implant
- You don’t suffer from periodontal disease and have healthy gum tissues
At Union City Oral Surgery Group, we ensure that you receive the best possible treatment and evaluation by using the latest dental technology, such as digital x-rays, CT scans, and diagnostic imaging. We offer a comprehensive treatment plan based on the condition of your oral and tissue health, hygiene, and commitment to following aftercare instructions.
6 Benefits of Dental Implants
To assess whether dental implants are right for you, speak to an experienced oral surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation. Just like real teeth, implants require intentional at-home care and regular dental checkups to preserve function and health. Aside from regular maintenance, dental implants have many benefits for those missing teeth.
The following are the benefits of dental implants:
- Look and feel like natural teeth
- They May last a lifetime and are non-toxic to the body
- Prevent bone loss, unlike dentures
- Support surrounding teeth and provides stability
- May prevent gum disease
- May prevent facial sagging and premature aging
Additionally, discomfort should be minimal after your dental implant procedure, and recovery may take up to six months, depending on the unique case. Speak to an experienced oral surgeon for a comprehensive list of benefits and to assess if you are a good fit for dental implants.
Speak to a Skilled Oral Surgeon at Union City Oral Surgery Group
If you are missing any teeth or suffering from broken or decayed teeth that are beyond repair, speak to a skilled oral surgeon at Union City Oral Surgery Group for a complete assessment to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for dental implants. When restoring your missing teeth, you may experience benefits, such as the ability to eat foods that may have been too difficult, prevent bone loss, stabilize your bite, and support smile restoration.
At Union City Oral Surgery Group, we strive to provide comprehensive, client-oriented care, innovative methodology, and the most cutting-edge surgical procedures to exceed our patient’s healthcare needs. Dr. Herbst is proud to offer over 25 years of oral and maxillofacial surgery experience for New Jersey patients to ensure an exceptional level of care and outstanding results. Call today (201) 601-9262 or fill out our appointment request form.