If you have gaps in your smile due to missing teeth, you can close those gaps with dental implants. Dental implants are a long-lasting option for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are secure and stable so they will not come loose, slip out of place, or fall out. In addition to being permanent and closing the gaps in your smile, dental implants look and function just like natural teeth. No one will know you have them. At Central New Jersey Prosthodontics, Dr. Nainesh Desai is your prosthodontist for installation of dental implants in East Brunswick, NJ.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth. There are three parts to a dental implant, including a metal implant, an abutment, and a dental crown. The metal implant is placed first and is placed directly into the jawbone. Over time, the metal implant fuses with the jawbone, making it even more secure. The metal implant anchors the entire dental implant in place, much like a natural tooth root anchors a tooth in place. The abutment is placed over the top of the metal implant and acts as a connector joining the implant and crown together.
The dental crown is the replacement tooth and is the only portion of the dental implant visible after installation as the metal implant is situated below the gum line and the abutment is concealed by the crown. The dental crown looks and functions like a natural tooth. It can be used to perform normal daily tooth functions, such as biting and chewing food. With proper care, dental implants can last for many years.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer several benefits beyond closing the gaps in your smile. They can improve tooth functioning and reduce the strain on surrounding teeth. When natural teeth are missing, the surrounding teeth compensate for those missing teeth. This can lead to additional strain on the remaining teeth that are compensating for the missing ones. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants helps redistribute and balance the workload.
Speech also improves with the installation of dental implants. When there are gaps in your smile the placement of your tongue when speaking is altered, which can affect speech. Filling in the gaps restores normal tongue placement when speaking and speech returns to normal. In East Brunswick, dental implants offer the following benefits:
- Restore your smile
- Boost self-esteem
- Replace missing teeth
- Long lasting
- No dental adhesives needed
- Look like natural teeth
- Function like natural teeth
- Improved speech
- Protect surrounding teeth
- Prevent teeth from shifting into gaps
- Stop jawbone loss
Close the gaps in your smile with dental implants. For dental implants in East Brunswick, NJ schedule an appointment with Dr. Desai by calling Central New Jersey Prosthodontics at (732) 254-2550.