When was the last time you took a big bite into a delicious juicy steak? If you’re missing one or more teeth, it may have been a long time. Fortunately, there is a solution that will restore your smile and ability to eat yummy foods: dental implants. They provide a permanent solution to tooth loss. Let’s look at all the benefits that dental implants have to offer.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically placed into the jaw to replace the root of a missing tooth. Over time, they attach to your jawbone and become a permanent part of you. After the process is complete (usually after a few months), your implant dentist can fix a restoration, such as a crown or bridge, onto the top of your implant. This way, it will not only function like a natural tooth, but it will look exactly like one too!
What Benefits Do Dental Implants Offer?
Implants are clearly the best tooth replacement option. Here are some advantages they have over other methods like dentures and bridges:
- Convenience: Since implants are permanent, you won’t have to take them out and clean them like you would for removable dentures.
- Improved oral health: Dental implants require the same level of care that natural teeth do – brushing, flossing, and regular checkups. Food can get trapped under bridges and cause tooth decay.
- Easier eating and talking: Implants won’t slip out of place when speaking or chewing like dentures would.
- Preventing bone loss: When you lose a tooth, your jawbone loses stimulation in that area from the tooth root. This can cause bone deterioration that gives your face a more sunken look. Because dental implants function like the root of a tooth, they stimulate the jawbone and keep you looking young.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Dental implants have a reputation of being expensive. However, Randolph Dental Care offers a program called Teeth Today. With this program, you can have a tooth removed, and an implant and temporary restoration immediately placed. You get to enjoy your new smile right after your procedure! Then after about 4 months, we insert the final false tooth. It’s made of zirconia, which means it’s basically indestructible, and it looks exactly like a natural tooth.
Although our implants may be a bit costly, the benefits they provide make them well worth the investment. In addition, we allow you to split the payment over 96. Spreading out the cost into 8 years of manageable chunks makes it a lot easier to afford the dental care you need!
About the Author
Dr. Glen Goldstein has provided general and cosmetic dental care to the Randolph, NJ area for 30 years. He is a Diplomate and Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, a very prestigious designation. He also lectures extensively on the subject of TMJ disorder. To learn more about how Dr. Goldstein can restore your smile with dental implants, click here or call (973)-895-7995.