Dental Implants An Overview
Dental implants provide patients with the most natural looking and functioning tooth replacement when compared to traditional options such as dental bridges and dentures. Consisting of several parts, a dental implant replaces not only the visible part of the tooth above the gum but the lost tooth root in the jaw. Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy provide comprehensive implant dentistry under one roof, offering a consistency of care and advanced techniques for the best possible patient experience.
Replacing teeth is important for both the aesthetics and health of your smile and should be done as soon as possible to avoid the onset of more complex dental problems and changes in the fit of the bite. This can limit treatment options and detrimentally impact your quality of life.
We place all types of dental implants to replace one, several or all of your missing teeth.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants have become the “gold standard” of tooth replacement due to the important benefits they provide for overall health and quality of life:
- Secure, permanent restoration: dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, secured permanently in place with the implanted post.
- Restores natural chewing ability: with dental implants, there is typically no need for dietary restrictions that minimize slippage of a denture or bridge.
- Confident speech: a stable restoration allows patients to speak normally and restores confidence in social and professional settings.
- Reduces bone loss: the implanted post stabilizes bone where the tooth root was lost and minimizes changes in the appearance of the jaw and function of the bite.
Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dr. Dechter or Dr. Moy will evaluate all aspects of your dental health and discuss your overall physical health to determine if you are a good candidate for placing dental implants. Key elements to consider are bone structure and health in the jaw, the condition of your dental health, medical conditions that can affect your ability to heal and your cosmetic goals.
Most patients will be considered good candidates for placing dental implants thanks to the many advances made in recent years. New materials and techniques enable us to address bone loss and other concerns that may have prevented patients years ago from receiving a dental implant. Bone grafting, periodontal treatments, and other procedures can be performed prior to placing implants to address issues that could affect your long-term result. We work with all of our patients on an individual basis to assess their needs and provide treatment that is personalized, compassionate and designed to support long-term oral health and wellness.