“Say cheese!” If those two words make you feel uncomfortable because you have one or more missing teeth, the dentists at Rauchberg Dental Group understand. We’ve helped literally thousands of patients overcome their reluctance to smile with dental implants in Parsippany. Read on to find out how dental implants will not only change the appearance of your smile and make you less self-conscious, but how they just might also improve your general health.
Dental Implants and You
Each tooth in your mouth has a job to do. For instance, your front teeth are for slicing and your back teeth (molars) are for grinding. In addition, to these important roles, your teeth service one another, too. Did you know that adjacent teeth help to keep each other in alignment? Therefore, when one is missing, the others have a tendency to shift in order to fill the vacant spot.
Even the portion of a tooth that you can’t see—the root—is busy at work. Every time you bite down or chew, that root stimulates your jawbone, keeping it healthy and active. Without a tooth root, bone tissue may start to shrink and make your face look slacken and older.
Dental Implants to the Rescue
With dental implants, your Parsippany dentist replaces an entire tooth from root to crown. In this way, you have a smile that is complete and a tooth that is fully functional and healthy.
The process of receiving a dental implant requires careful planning. We use a Dental 3D Scanner in order to get a precise image of the area where you are missing a tooth. This 3D image in combination with x-rays allows our dental implant team to create the safest and most effective dental implant treatment plan.
Speaking of safety, we have a board certified periodontist and oral surgeon on our team who will perform your implant surgery. The implant, which is a small biocompatible titanium screw, is surgically embedded in your jawbone. As you heal over the next few months, the post and surrounding bone tissue fuse together to form a secure anchor for your eventual tooth restoration. This bond is what also stimulates healthy new bone tissue growth, so your natural facial structure remains intact. At the end of healing, you return to see your dentist in Parsippany, so we can attach a porcelain crown and restore your complete smile.
Call Our Office Today
If you’ve been dealing with the difficulties of missing teeth, then contact Rauchberg Dental Group in Parsippany, NJ, and schedule a consultation with an implant dentist.