Dr. Aliya Khan provides her patients with the dental care they need. If you've lost an entire arch of teeth and/or need to have severely decayed teeth removed, then maybe you should consider fixed dentures supported by dental implants from your Moorestown, NJ, dentist.
Fixed dentures are preferred and recommended because of many advantages. They look and feel just like natural teeth. You don't have to worry about them slipping when you eat or talk because they improve bite and chewing function, and they prevent bone loss. If you take care of fixed dentures properly, they'll last a lifetime.
More About Fixed Dentures
The fixed dentures, or dental implants, replace tooth roots that served to anchor your natural teeth and prevented jawbone deterioration. The implants are made of titanium and replace the tooth roots that existed under gum tissue. One thing people worry about is tissue rejection but the titanium is biocompatible and fuses with the bone in a process called osseointegration. This process is strengthens the jawbone, provides stability and is reliable because of how long it can last if taken care of properly.
Every situation is different and the process largely relies on the volume and density of each person's jawbone, but four to six implants will usually do the job.
The surgery is simple. Your Moorestown, NJ, dentist uses local anesthesia to implant the right number of implants in your jaw at precise angles and positions to increase support, avoid puncturing nerves and sinuses, and reinforce the jawbone. The procedure length, once again, depends on what each patient's needs. Your dentist can finish the treatment anywhere from 1 to 3 hours and provides patients with post-operative discomfort medication medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
You'll be given temporary teeth immediately after the procedure and, a few months later, your dentist will install your permanent teeth. Some people will need to wait on the temporary attachment to allow for a non-disrupted healing duration during osseointegration. Either way, the healing process takes 3 to 6 months but by the end of this time you'll have new, permanently attached teeth!
If you have any questions about dentures and would like to contact your Moorestown, NJ, dentist, be sure to call her office today!