Dental implants can provide a permanent solution for missing teeth and have become a popular choice for patients. This innovative method of tooth replacement can improve your ability to chew and speak with ease. Dental implants are strong, biocompatible fixtures made of titanium, that act just like natural tooth roots. Since dental implants function just like individual teeth, they can be cleaned and maintained with simple brushing and flossing. After Dr. Reena M. Varghese MSEd, MSc at Princeton Dental Group determines your eligibility for this advanced restorative dentistry procedure, she will custom-design a treatment plan to yield the best possible results.
Missing a Single Tooth?
If you are missing a single tooth, you can replace it with a dental implant plus one replacement tooth without compromising the health of your natural teeth. This can allow your tooth to be replaced without having healthy beautiful neighboring teeth filed down to support a traditional bridge. Single tooth implants placed by the surgeon can replace the lost natural root and Dr. Varghese can attach a crown to it.
Missing Several Teeth?
Dental implants can replace several teeth in a row. A few strategically placed implants can support a durable and natural-looking permanent bridge (a set of replacement teeth). Some of the advantages of implant supported bridges over conventional bridges:
- implants are not susceptible to caries
- implants are not susceptible to root canals
- implants don't rely directly on neighboring teeth for support
- bridges are expected to last approximately 10 years, whereas implants may last a lifetime
Need to replace all your teeth?
If you have lost all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be permanently fixed in your mouth with a strategic number of implants. With the All-on-4® treatment concept, Dr. Reena M. Varghese can securely attach a fixed denture to implants. Unlike a traditional denture, you need not worry about your denture moving around or covering the roof of your mouth. The feeling of recovering "natural teeth" results in a renewed quality of life.
The Dental Implant Procedure
An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable. Permanent teeth are more stable and feel more like natural teeth.
Results of Dental Implants
Schedule a Consultation
For more information about dental implants or to find out if you are a candidate, contact our Princeton dental office to schedule a visit with Dr. Varghese.