Missing teeth leave your smile incomplete, making full enjoyment of life’s pleasures a challenge. Expert orthodontist and periodontist, Dr. Melvin Pierson of Pierson Dental can help restore your smile with dental implants, a permanent, natural-looking solution. People living in Sicklerville, Williamstown, Glassboro, Clayton, and Franklinville, New Jersey, can call Pierson Dental or book an appointment online to learn how state-of-the-art dental implants can give you the strong, attractive teeth you deserve.
Dental implants are posts inserted into the bone to replace teeth that are missing due to disease, decay, or injury. A prosthetic tooth, or crown, is attached to the implant to create a natural-looking replacement for the missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants are practical, accessible, and often best for long-term tooth replacement. Patients find them secure and stable.
Dental implants, unlike other tooth replacement options, replicate the entirety of the natural tooth. The metal post inserted into the jawbone replaces the tooth’s root, which helps preserve the bone in the jaw and prevents gum atrophy. Dental implants are long lasting and feel natural. You don’t experience slipping or looseness that affects what you can eat or how you speak. Visually, implants look just like your natural teeth, because the crown that covers the post reflects your real smile.
While dental implants are a great option if you have one or more missing teeth, they’re not for everyone. You must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. Plus, your immune system and overall health should be good enough to promote healing from the implant surgery. Dental implants are right for those who can commit to good oral hygiene habits to keep these new “teeth” healthy and free of infection.
The implant process starts with a consultation with Dr. Pierson, during which the two of you determine if the procedure is right for your smile. If you’re moving forward, he schedules you for surgery to place the implants within the jawbone. This minor surgery is performed under local anesthesia and sedation right in the dental office.
The day the implant is placed, you’re also fitted with a temporary crown. After your jawbone has integrated the implant permanently, Dr. Pierson adheres your final crown that serves as a long-term tooth replacement.
For more information about dental implants as a superior way to replace missing teeth, call Pierson Dental or book an appointment online.