Tooth loss is common, whether it’s due to age, decay, injury, or something else. Missing teeth aren’t aesthetically pleasing, and ignoring a missing tooth can harm remaining teeth and your overall oral health. With dental implants from Paul H. Goodman, DDS & Jay L. Rosenberg, DDS, you don’t have to live with a missing tooth. Paul Goodman, DDS, offers the latest in implant technology to improve your oral health. Schedule your consultation at the Pleasantville, New Jersey, office online or on the phone today.
A dental implant is a permanent solution for a missing tooth. It’s made of a titanium post that’s capped with an artificial tooth or used to support dentures. The implant is inserted into your jawbone to create a strong foundation, and the artificial tooth is custom-made to match your smile.
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. They’re a popular restorative dental procedure because they help you chew and speak normally. They don’t require special care and they’re made to last a lifetime.
If you have one or more missing teeth, you could benefit from dental implants. Having a missing tooth puts increased strain on your remaining natural teeth, which increases your risk of additional tooth loss. Missing teeth can also contribute to bone loss and other oral health issues.
Missing teeth pose a risk to your oral health, but dental implants stimulate healthy bone growth and take pressure off remaining teeth. You can get just one implant, several implants, or use implants to secure other restorations like dentures or bridges.
Talk to Dr. Goodman and the team to determine if a dental implant is a good option for your oral health.
Getting a dental implant requires two to three visits to the dentist. First, the team scans your mouth using cone-beam 3-D technology. This gives them a wide-angle view inside your jaw to assess your condition and make the best treatment recommendation for you.
The team uses local anesthesia during the implant procedure. Dr. Goodman makes a small incision in your gums and inserts the post into your jawbone, using a surgical guide to ensure accurate placement.
In the following weeks, your jaw heals and fuses permanently to the implant. The implant post acts as a secure, artificial tooth root. Your crown is custom made to fit your smile and your needs, and digital dental technology means there’s no need for uncomfortable impressions.
Once the crown is ready and your jaw has healed from implant surgery, you’ll return to the office. Dr. Goodman fits the crown and checks your teeth for alignment. If you’re getting the implant to support a denture, additional appointments may be necessary.
You can have a beautiful, natural-looking smile with the help of dental implants. Click the online booking tool or call the office to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Goodman today.