Are you considering dental implants to replace a single, or multiple missing teeth?
If you are thinking about choosing dental implants to replace missing teeth, it is important to understand how dental implants work. Understanding the components of a dental implant can also help you understand the multiple long term oral health benefits they provide. East Hanover, NJ implant dentist Dr. Raj Upadya and dr. Ira Goldberg offers full-service dental implants under one roof.
Anatomy of The Dental Implant
Cosmetic Dental Restoration
Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, a custom dental restoration can be made to function and look like natural teeth. Using the most modern dental materials, your Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry dentist will design a restoration that will be secured to the abutment and implant for a long lasting natural result.
The abutment is a small piece that is attached to the dental implant and used to anchor the dental restoration. The abutment protrudes just above the gum line and securely attaches your dental restoration in place.
Bio-compatible Implant Post
The actual implant is a small screw like structure made from biocompatible titanium. The post is designed to replace the missing root structure. Over the 3-6 month healing phase, the post will bond with the jaw bone. The titanium post helps to stabilize the jaw and bite and helps to regenerate bone tissue.
Replace Your Missing Teeth
If you are missing even just one tooth, consider dental implants. To learn more if you are a good candidate for dental implants, contact our East Hanover, NJ dentist office. Dr. Upadya and Dr. Slobodian are highly trained and experienced dentists offering full-service dental implant treatment plans for the replacement of missing teeth. Contact our office or request a consultation online today.