There is a tooth loss solution that will have you smiling again in no time.
Did you know that 120 million Americans are missing at least one permanent tooth while 36 million Americans face total tooth loss? So, if you are dealing with tooth loss you aren’t alone. While we know that you must feel frustrated with this issue, our Edison, NJ, family dentists Drs. Saul and David Frechtman are here to make sure you get the tooth replacement that’s right for you. Find out how dental implants can help.
What is a dental implant?
If you were to see a dental implant up close it would look like nothing more than a very small metal post or screw. You may wonder, “How on earth is this metal structure supposed to replace a missing tooth?” The purpose of an implant is to take over the role of your missing tooth’s roots. Even though the roots are hidden under the gums they are still a crucial part of a healthy smile.
How is an implant placed?
Once we have determined that you could benefit from dental implants, our Edison, NJ, dentist will schedule your first minor surgical procedure. This procedure is done right here in our office. During this procedure, we will open up the gums to reveal the jawbone so that we can place the implant.
How does an implant work?
Once the implant is placed into the jawbone we will sew up the gums and give your mouth ample time to heal. During this time, which usually takes a couple of months, the jawbone and tissue will begin to regrow. As it grows around the implant it will naturally fuse together with the titanium restoration to become one structure.
Since a dental implant is the only restoration that actually bonds with natural bone and tissue you’ll have a restoration that is designed to last several decades (and potentially the rest of your life, with the proper oral care).
Frechtman Family Dental in Edison, NJ, strives to provide you with only the very best in dental care. Whether you need to schedule an orthodontic evaluation for your child or you want to talk to us about tooth replacement options, we are here to help you make the right decision regarding your oral health.