By Carrie Polster, DMD
October 29, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental ImplantsDental implants are ideal for patients who have recently had an extraction or tooth loss because they may still have a good amount of healthy bone tissue. You need to have a dental exam, including X-rays, to know for sure that this treatment is right for you. See Dr. Carrie Polster, a family dentist serving patients in Midland Park, NJ, to find out if you are a good candidate for this restorative procedure.

The Structure of Dental Implants
To understand how dental implants will work for your smile, you must first understand the structure of a natural tooth. The base of a tooth, which is not visible, is anchored inside of a thick patch of bone tissue. There are several layers of tissue inside of the hard, white outer coating that shows when you smile. A dental implant replaces the bottom part of the tooth and serves as a support for a visible custom crown that will sit on top. The crown and implant are connected with an abutment post. Once the three parts are together, they will stay in place for years, providing you with a secure, fixed, whole tooth replacement.

Dental Implants: Advantages Over Dentures
There are several important reasons why more patients are choosing dental implants over dentures. For one, they provide more confidence for patients who are struggling with tooth loss. An implant joins with your jaw, which means it doesn’t have to be removed for comfort, cleaning, and sleeping. You can chew all of your favorite foods knowing that the device won’t move. Because there’s no inner pulp, there’s no risk of dental decay with an implant—just be sure to floss often to prevent gum disease.

Is This Solution Right for You?
Not every patient will be an ideal candidate for dental implants, so you’ll need to visit your Midland Park, NJ family dentist as soon as possible for an examination. Your jaw bone tissue must be in good condition and you should have a strong, healthy immune system to ensure a successful healing process. You 

Making Your Smile Complete
Whether you have one missing tooth or a set of teeth that need to be replaced, dental implants can help restore your smile. Call (201) 444-5675 today to schedule an initial examination with Dr. Carrie Polster, a family dentist serving patients in Midland Park, NJ.