Restore your smile with dental implants. Whether you have a small gap from a single missing tooth or a larger gap due to several missing teeth, dental implants can help. Dental implants serve as anchors for replacement teeth and can be used in conjunction with a dental crown or bridgework. At Personalized Dentistry in Parlin, NJ and serving the Sayreville area, Dr. Bhawna Bhatti is your dentist for dental implants.
Dental implants are small screw-like posts placed directly in the bone of the jaw. Over the course of three to six months, the implant and bone permanently fuse together. Once fused, the implant is ready to securely anchor an artificial tooth in place. When replacing a single missing tooth, a dental crown is attached to the dental implant and fills in the gap where the tooth was missing.
Dental implants can also be used to permanently anchor a dental bridge in place. When used in conjunction with bridgework, two or more implants are strategically positioned to hold the dental bridge securely in place. In most cases, the bridge will likely consist of crowns and pontics, both types of artificial teeth. The crowns can be attached to the implants to hold the bridge in place, while the pontics fill in the remaining gaps.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The benefits of utilizing dental implants to close the gaps in your smile are numerous. In addition to restoring your smile, dental implants also help improve several of the problems that can occur when teeth are missing. Dr. Bhatti can help you decide if dental implants are the right option for closing the gaps in your smile. The benefits of dental implants include:
- Smile Restoration — Dental implants permanently fill the gaps in your smile by serving as secure anchors for artificial teeth.
- Reduced Strain — Dental implants reduce the strain on existing teeth that have been compensating for missing ones by redistributing biting and chewing functions across a full set of teeth.
- Restored Facial Contours — Dental implants restore the natural shape of the face by providing support for facial muscles that can begin to sag and droop when teeth are missing.
- Improved Speech — Speech can be altered by a gap in your smile when the tongue slips into the gap while speaking. Filling in the gap with dental implants can improve speech by correcting tongue placement when speaking.
Dental implants make it possible to permanently close the gap in your smile. For more information about dental implants schedule an appointment with Dr. Bhatti by calling Personalized Dentistry in Parlin, NJ and serving Sayreville at (732) 721-3311.