Millions of people from all walks of life are impacted by tooth loss. When tooth loss occurs, everyday tasks such as chewing and speaking can become nearly impossible, and a person’s appearance can greatly suffer. If tooth loss is left untreated, even more serious issues can occur over time, including the deterioration of the jawbone, a loss of facial structure, undesired tooth shifts and severe bite imbalances.
Dental implants represent one of the best methods for replacing missing teeth. These devices are comprised of a titanium metal framework that is surgically inserted into a patient’s jawbone. This framework is designed to support crowns, bridges or dentures as needed, keeping them held securely in place at all times, even when the user is talking or eating.
Because dental implants provide the same functions as natural tooth roots, most people who have received dental implants say that their replacement teeth feel exactly the same as their natural ones. There are many different types of dental implants, and the specific type of implants a patient receives greatly depends upon their unique needs and the severity of their tooth loss.
If you are suffering from tooth loss and you would like to learn more about dental implants, please call us at (973) 282-8277 to schedule an appointment.