If you have a missing tooth or teeth, the team at My Orthodontist can fill the hole in your smile and restore function to your mouth with a high-quality dental implant. This reconstructive 3D-assisted treatment provides a more permanent solution than dentures or bridges by effectively replacing your missing tooth root. To learn more, schedule a visit to one of their nine offices in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, or Deptford Township, Lawrenceville, Medford, Bayonne, West New York, West Orange, Cherry Hill, and Paterson, New Jersey. You can call the office nearest you, or you can request an appointment using the online tool.
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically implanted in your jawbone and replicate the entire structure of a missing tooth. After the implant has been implanted, and your jaw fuses to it, your My Orthodontist provider attaches a customized crown or bridge to your dental implant for optimal function and appearance.
Because implants are permanent fixtures in your mouth, they won’t slip or shift like dentures tend to. They can help improve your normal speech and chewing capabilities while looking and feeling completely natural.
Dental implants also help to keep the structure of your jaw intact. Over time, missing teeth can lead to bone loss in your jaw, which can lead to a sunken appearance in your face.
Before starting the procedure, your My Orhtodontis provider uses 3D technology to get a good impression of what the inside of your mouth looks like. Then, they numb your gums and the surrounding tissue with a local anesthetic. They make a small incision in your gum and drill a small hole in your jawbone. Your provider then places the implant in the hole, stitches up your gum, and sends you home to heal.
Over the next few months, your bone and gum will heal, fusing to the implant in the process. Once the implant has fused, and your tissues have healed, your provider attaches a crown to the top of the post to replicate a natural tooth.
You need to have healthy gums and enough bone material to support the implant. You need to also be free of gum disease and stay committed to practicing good oral hygiene.
Implants are an excellent solution for people who want to replace missing teeth but can’t tolerate ordinary bridges or dentures due to discomfort, sore spots, gagging, or poor ridges.
Your My Orthodontist provider provides you with aftercare instructions immediately after your dental implant procedure. Following those instructions will help to minimize pain and facilitate healing.
Once your mouth heals, you can care for your implant just like you would the rest of your natural teeth. You can keep your implant healthy by brushing twice a day, flossing, and maintaining regular cleanings and checkups with your provider at My Orthodontist.
Don’t wait any longer to make your smile whole again. Schedule your dental implant consultation today by calling the office or requesting a visit online.