It is important to educate yourself before any procedure, whether it be big or small. The dental implant procedure is one which provides benefits to patients with a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants can be a great way to balance out a smile and provide long-lasting results.
Why Dental Implants?
Dental implants can be used to:
- Replace a missing tooth or teeth
- Restore teeth that have decayed
- Secure dentures or dental bridges
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants can also offer multiple benefits, such as:
- Looking and functioning like natural teeth
- Preventing further bone loss
- Allowing patients to eat and speak normally
- Eliminating the need for adhesives
Types of Dental Implants
Dr. Raj Upadya and Dr. Ira Goldberg offer consulting services to patients prior to dental implant treatment. Assessing a patient’s oral health is important to determine which dental implant procedure will be right for each patient.
The Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry offers 3 types of implants to its patients:
Standard Dental Implants
In this procedure, a titanium post is inserted into the jaw and allowed time to heal. The post acts like a tooth root and anchors a crown, bridge, or denture. Standard dental implants can be used for one tooth or multiple teeth.
Mini Dental Implants
Thinner than a standard dental implant, mini dental implants are easier to insert into the jaw. This procedure can also be used to realign dentures but has multiple different applications.
All-On-Four or Hybrid Implants
In this procedure, four to six standard dental implants are utilized to secure the upper or lower jaw of teeth. Also known as implant secured dentures, the All-On-Four or Hybrid method secures dentures for a fuller smile.
Many patients may forget that they have a dental implant because they blend in with existing teeth. The form and function of dental implants make them easy to maintain with proper dental care.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, restore your smile with dental implants today. Call the professionals at the Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry at (973) 287-3153 or schedule an appointment with us online.