Ask about dental implants for tooth replacement

Patients of the Forked River, New Jersey area who consider tooth replacement options will often find that dental implants are a great solution. Whether using a single-tooth implant to replace one tooth or a mini dental implant used for stabilizing full dentures, these restorations are reliable, safe, and natural-looking. Drs. LouAnn Van Liew and Deborah Hoover of All About Smiles Dentistry are to educate patients on the advantages of using dental implants in various situations.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a titanium restoration that is used to act as a tooth root replacement. It appears as a tiny post surgically placed in the jaw and covered with various restorations, including complete dentures and porcelain crowns. The dental implant lasts a lifetime, making it a popular choice for patients seeking long-term smile repair.

Dental implant

Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.

How are dental implants used?

There are various ways in which a dentist may utilize a dental implant.

• Single tooth replacement – a dental implant can be used when a single tooth has been lost, being fixed where the tooth root previously was, and covering the abutment with a dental crown.

• Multiple tooth replacement – dental implants might also be utilized as an anchor for one or both sides of a dental bridge, which requires adjacent teeth for support. Dental bridges are made with porcelain material to look as natural as possible once restored.

• Full dental implants – also known as all-on-4 implants, full dental implants are used to replace the entire smile. Several implants are placed along the dental arch and are attached to a fixed denture for optimum stability and function.

Ready to learn more about dental implants?

Our Forked River, NJ area team at All About Smiles Dentistry is pleased to provide a wide range of solutions for new and current patients seeking tooth replacement. Drs. LouAnn Van Liew and Deborah Hoover welcome patients to contact their practice to discuss general and advanced cosmetic dentistry solutions, including the placement and restoration of dental implants. Call (609) 891-3637 to learn more at our practice, conveniently located at 710 Lacey Road.