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By Frechtman Family Dental of Edison
December 30, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

A beautiful smile makes you feel more confident and attractive, but it's hard to feel confident when you have broken or missing teeth. Fortunately, dental implants drastically improve your appearance. Dr. Saul Frechtman and Dr. David Frechtman at Frechtman Family Dental provide a wide array of dentistry services, including dental implants. If you are interested in dental implants and live in Edison, schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists. Keep reading to learn about dental implants and osseointegration.

What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are shaped like screws. They are a permanent anchor for artificial teeth. Dental implants are ideal for patients with teeth that are broken or crooked. They're a smart choice for people who have gaps in the teeth or missing teeth as well. Shaped like screws, dental implants can help you gain more confidence in your appearance. They also improve your ability to chew and pronounce words.

What is Osseointegration?
When you receive dental implants, your dentist places them within the tooth sockets in your jawbone. Over time, the dental implants fuse with your jawbone. This process is called osseointegration. It results in a permanent foundation for artificial teeth.

Placing the Abutment
After osseointegration, your dentist places an abutment. The abutment is the piece that connects to your artificial tooth. You need to heal for about two weeks before the dentist places the artificial tooth onto the abutment.

Maintaining Your Dental Implants
With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. You can extend the life of your dental implants by:

  • Practicing excellent oral hygiene
  • Visiting your dentist for regular checkups
  • Staying away from hard candy
  • Not chewing ice
  • Avoiding tobacco products
  • Avoiding caffeine

Are you ready to improve your smile with dental implants? Do you live in Edison? Dr. Saul Frechtman and Dr. David Frechtman at Frechtman Family Dental can help you gain self-confidence and a beautiful smile. Get started by scheduling your appointment today at 732-548-8600.