As older age sets in, or accidents occur, teeth implants may be necessary to replace lost or missing teeth. For many elderly people, losing teeth is a part of old age and can necessitate the need for dentures as teeth weaken, fall prey to dental disease, or fall out. Other individuals, regardless of age, require teeth to be replaced after an accident or dental disease. There are many options for replacing lost teeth. Bridges and partials, for example, attach to remaining teeth for support and provide false teeth. For those that require full replacement, dentures may be fitted. None of these options, however, are as solid and beneficial as teeth implants.
Teeth implants are a way to replace lost teeth that have several benefits over dentures, partials, or bridges. Implants help maintain facial structure and prevent bone loss in the jaw. Implants are also more solid and cause less damage to remaining surrounding teeth as they do not rely on remaining natural teeth to support the replacements. Unlike dentures, implants will fit naturally in your mouth, eliminating gum irritation and poor fits as well as the discomfort of poorly fit dentures while eating or speaking. Implants can be treated and brushed like natural teeth, also eliminating the need to care for dentures with pastes, creams, and special cleaners.
Having teeth implants installed may seem daunting as the procedure falls under dental surgery. Doctor Nahel Yanni in the New Brunswick area of New Jersey, specializes in settling your fears. An expert in sedation dentistry, Dr. Yanni’s office understands that dental visits often come with anxiety and will work to explain procedures and recovery clearly to you. If anxiety remains an issue, various methods of sedation can help you get the implants you want and need without the fear of the dentist visit.
Having implants installed is a more intensive process than having dentures or partials fit. First, your mouth will be assessed to determine fit and what teeth need to be replaced. Next, a surgical procedure will install posts into the gums, mimicking the placement and purpose of the root of the tooth. This step, in particular, can help prevent bone loss, filling the holes that roots used to occupy. Depending on how many teeth you need to have replaced, temporary teeth may be installed on the posts while permanent implants are created. When ready, your permanent tooth implants will be installed into the posts in your gums, providing a natural look and permanent teeth that will serve you for the rest of your life. This process can take one or two visits or multiple visit, depending upon the number of teeth that need to be replaced. Contact the Dental Group of East Brunswick and Doctor Nahel Yanni for information on teeth implants today.