Replacing Missing Teeth in Caldwell & Florham Park, NJ
Finding the Best Tooth Replacement
Tooth Replacement Options
You can select your restoration from a number of different options to replace your missing teeth — from temporary to long-lasting solutions.
The most common solution, for people missing all teeth in one or both jaws, is complete dentures. Some people adapt well to dentures. Others may find them uncomfortable due to their difference in jaw size and shape compared to other restorations. These must be removed at bedtime.
Dental implants are the most comfortable and permanent solution to replacing missing teeth. They form a strong foundation for your teeth and keep the jaw healthy and strong. Implants support individual replacement teeth or secure specialized dentures in place. Unlike bridges, no healthy teeth are damaged and the fixture can last a lifetime. Implant-supported replacement teeth, which also use dental implants, can be attractive, stable, and comfortable for almost any patient.
Dental Implants Over Other Replacement Options
Dental implants are more easily placed when teeth are first extracted because bone replacement becomes more complex as time passes. The great news is that implants act just like your natural teeth. They safeguard and preserve your bone structure, oral health, and appearance.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose dental implants over other tooth replacement options?
There are several reasons for dental implants being considered the gold standard of restorative dentists compared to other replacements such as:
- A dental bridge can sacrifice the structure of surrounding teeth
- Removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient
- Dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing
Who is an ideal candidate for dental implant treatment?
A good candidate for dental implants is anyone who:
- Missing one or more teeth
- Is unhappy with their dentures
- Has healthy gums
- Has great oral health and hygiene
- Has great jawbone density
However, smoking, diseases such as diabetes, and radiation therapy in the area, have been shown to lower the success rate of implant placement. Our oral surgeons will perform virtual reality treatment planning by taking 3D images of your jaw using our own Cone Beam CAT Scanner to better determine your candidacy.
What if I don’t qualify for dental implants?
If you’ve been told you don’t qualify for dental implants, supplemental procedures can increase your implant candidacy. If you lack bone density, bone grafting can regenerate the lost bone mass. To learn more about implant candidacy or to see if you need a supplemental procedure, contact our Caldwell office at (973) 226-8444 or our Florham Park office at (973) 261-8444 to schedule an appointment.
Restore Your Smile at NJ Center for Oral Surgery
Living with missing teeth can affect your self-confidence and oral health. Fortunately, with tooth replacement options to choose from, our dentists can restore your smile by creating a treatment plan that best fits your needs. Call our Caldwell office at (973) 226-8444 or our Florham Park office at (973) 261-8444 to schedule an appointment.
Our team in Caldwell and Florham Park is dedicated to helping you get the care you need in Morristown, Livingston, Short Hills, Florham Park, Fairfield, Caldwell, and East Hanover, NJ. We look forward to seeing you!
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.