It’s been said that, the older we get, the closer we revert to infancy. That does not mean, however, that your smile ever needs to resemble that of a baby who hasn’t cut their first tooth. At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we’ll do everything we can to save your teeth — but if an extraction is necessary, we’ve got plenty of replacement options that will give you the smile of someone in the prime of their life. Our hands-down favorite option? It’s gotta be dental implants.
What Are They?
Implants are meant to function just like the roots that were once firmly planted in your jaw. These tiny threaded posts are made from biocompatible metal that, after being surgically placed under your gums, become fused with your jaw bone. This provides a stability unmatched by any other replacement option. The best news is that they offer plenty of other benefits, as well, including:
- The ability to eat what you want! Because they are as stable as natural teeth, they can handle any food you happen to enjoy.
- They are easy to clean! Implants are individually placed, which means that they look and function just like natural teeth. As a result, you clean them the same way; simply brush after each meal, floss daily, and visit the dentist as recommended.
- They allow you to speak clearly. Air passes through implants just as it would with natural teeth, so your C’s, F’s, S’s, and all the other sounds required to be understood by others are easy to understand.
- They make you proud of your smile! When you’re worried about what others are thinking about your gap-toothed grin, you’re too self-conscious to truly enjoy your experiences. When that’s no longer an issue, you can laugh, smile, speak, and eat without concern.
Are They for You?
Candidacy for implants is usually determined by the overall health of the patient. Those who have habits or conditions that may complicate healing, gum disease, and insufficient jaw bone mass may need prerequisite treatments before committing to implants. The good news is that most people are implant-ready.
Are You Ready?
If you are missing a single tooth or even a mouth full of them, implants just might be able to keep you from having a gummy grin. If you live in or near Spotswood, New Jersey, we’d love to help you have the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.