Anyone who is living with a compromised tooth can explain the impact it has on your daily life. When your tooth is failing or already missing, chewing and eating become a challenge. You also might feel self conscious about talking and smiling in front of others and it takes a toll on your confidence. The good news is that Dr. Edward J. Dooley has solutions for you, and here is why dental implants in Wall Township are the best choice.
Missing Teeth Affect Your Oral Health
When your tooth is missing, your jawbone has no root left to support. This causes it to begin to resorb, or deteriorate, which changes the appearance of your face and eliminates support for your remaining teeth. If you don’t replace your missing tooth, your healthy teeth begin to shift into the open space. This causes bite misalignment and increases your risk of fractures and other damage to your teeth. Unfortunately, a missing tooth is a downward spiral for more tooth loss.
How Can Dental Implants Help?
By replacing your natural root with a titanium post, and your tooth with a porcelain crown, an implant protects your oral health while also completing your smile. Titanium is biocompatible, so it integrates with your bone naturally, which keeps your bone healthy and stimulated just like your root did. Your new crown offers all the function of eating, chewing, talking, and smiling that your natural tooth offered. No other tooth replacement option offers these benefits to patients.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Dental implants do require that you have enough healthy bone structure to properly support them, and that you are in good overall health. Dr. Dooley can determine if implants are right for your needs with a thorough examination and x-rays.
We find that implants work well for most patients, and if you decide to move forward with treatment, Dr. Dooley will refer you to a trusted specialist for the surgical portion of your treatment. After your implant heals and integrates with your bone over a period of 3-6 months, you’ll return to Dooley Dental where we will customize a restoration that will complete your treatment.
Dental implants can also support dental prosthetics such as a full or partial denture, or a dental bridge, which allows patients with multiple missing teeth to enjoy the benefits they offer.
Ready to Learn More About Dental Implants?
If it’s time for you to reclaim your oral health and your confidence by restoring your missing tooth in Wall Township, give our office a call today to schedule your implant consultation.