How Dental Implants Help Replace Missing Teeth

At Moorestown Smile Center, Dr. Aliya Khan can provide implants for Moorestown, NJ residents. Dental implants are designed to help replace missing teeth, a common concern for many. Here's what you need to know about this process:

Early Inspection Phase

Getting an implant isn't an immediate process. Your dentist needs to make sure that you're a good candidate for this procedure. They start by examining many elements of your overall dental health. Doing so helps to ensure that you are correctly prepared for implant demands. The factors that they'll assess before your surgery include things like:

  • Tooth Health – The surrounding teeth in your mouth must be healthy enough to support an implant. Your dentist will repair problems like cavities, infections, and other oral health issues before doing your implant. In this way, you won't experience any complications as a result.
  • Gum and Jaw Tissue – An implant screws directly into your jaw bone to provide maximum stability and strength. If your jaw or the surrounding gum tissue isn't strong enough, your dentist might have to take other steps to replace your tooth instead.
  • Other Health Concerns – Your dentist will work with your general practitioner to spot any potential health problems. These include an allergy to implant materials, heart concerns, and much more. In addition, they'll make sure that you won't be adversely affected by your treatment process.

Your dentist also makes sure you have a robust immune system to ensure you can recover successfully from implants in Moorestown, NJ. Next, you'll go through the installation process, one that helps to keep your implant as strong as possible in your jaw.

The Installation Process

After you've been approved for surgery, your oral surgeon will start the installation process. It takes multiple visits over to finish. They'll begin by:

  • Inserting a titanium rod into your jaw at the site of the implant
  • Placing a temporary tooth over the rod
  • Waiting for fusion between the jawbone and rod
  • Adding the abutment and crown to complete the process

This process takes place over several months and often requires a few maintenance visits after you're done. When finalized, you have a permanent tooth replacement that works like your old tooth.

Consider an Implant for Your Missing Teeth

If you're interested in implants in Moorestown, NJ, you should contact Dr. Khan of Moorestown Smile Center right away. Call (856) 638-5266 to set up an appointment to learn more about our options.

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