When replacing missing teeth, some patients want a permanent and reliable solution that lasts for years to come. We often suggest dental implants to our Monroe Township patients who wish to steer clear of tooth replacement options that limit foods and move or shift when smiling.
Dental implants are the most permanent option available because they replace the entire tooth, including the root, which integrates with your jawbone. Because the dental implant post fuses with the natural bone, it is stable at the foundation.
When we place a dental implant crown on top of the dental implant, it fills the gap in your smile and completes the chewing surface without dietary restrictions. You can still eat raw fruit and vegetables, grilled meat, crunchy salads, and nuts without concern that it will come loose or shift while you chew.
Many people face tooth loss. Since we live longer than ever, choosing a tooth replacement option to support an active social and professional life will allow you to live life to the fullest with a beautiful smile that gives you confidence.
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care, including regular dental exams and a good oral hygiene routine at home. Additionally, it’s important that you never use your implant (or your natural teeth) as a tool when opening a bottle—or in any non-intended capacity.
If you grind your teeth, it’s imperative to ask our Monroe Township, NJ dentist about a custom nightguard. Grinding and clenching wear down your teeth—which may lead to further tooth loss—and can also harm your dental crown.