Dentist in Mercerville
Living with missing teeth can be a struggle. Without a full set of teeth, it can be more difficult to perform necessary and enjoyable functions such as eating, speaking and smiling. When you lose a tooth, the jawbone around that tooth immediately begins to deteriorate, and continues to diminish over time. The best way to prevent bone loss after losing a tooth is by seeing your Mercerville dentist
, Dr. Brian Lavery, to discuss the possibility of replacing missing teeth with dental implants. to give you back your smile and your confidence.
Dental implants are the most advanced method for replacing missing teeth, to give you back your smile and restore confidence when you flash it. With implant technology, your Mercerville dentist
can restore your teeth in a way that looks and feels as closely as possible to your natural teeth. Your dentist will implant an artificial tooth root into your jawbone, which, over a three to six month period, fuses with the bone of your jaw to provide stability for a crown and to help keep your bone strong and healthy. After the artificial root has successfully integrated with the bone, your dentist will complete your implant by adding a restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or a denture appliance.
The implants help prevent the slippage that some denture wearers may have experienced. Implants have a high success rate and patients who undergo this procedure report a similarly high level of satisfaction with the results. Before you begin the dental implant procedure, your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination to make sure there is enough supporting bone to place the implant, and may recommend an additional procedure, such as a bone graft, to ensure a better outcome for treatment. Once your state-of-the-art implants are placed, you care for them the old-fashioned way: by maintaining good oral hygiene habits and coming in to visit your dentist for regular checkups.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, contact your Mercerville dentist
, Dr. Brian Lavery. Our friendly office staff are happy to help you schedule an appointment. Call today.
2312 Whitehorse Mercerville Suite# 202
Mercerville, NJ 08619
By Brian Lavery, DMD
January 9, 2017