Missing teeth in the mouth can cause an unpleasant smile and hurt someone’s self-esteem. Partial dentures have their difficulties because food can become lodged in them or they can become uncomfortable. Dental Implants in Short Hills NJ are an outstanding option for one or several teeth that are missing in an individual’s mouth. A dentist must determine if the remaining bone is strong enough to hold a dental implant. The dentist will perform diagnostic tests that may include CT scanning. Someone who has missing teeth which are not replaced or have a partial denture or has spaces or gaps are a great candidate for a dental implant.
Although there’s a variety of implants, the most common type is one that uses a titanium post and a crown. A titanium post is placed into the bone and under the gum. It will be approximately four to six months until the bone heals around the post. When the patient returns, a crown will be connected to the post, and the dental implant will be complete. The implant will look identical to the other teeth and can be cared for in the same way as the natural teeth. Implants in Short Hills NJ can also be used to support a lower full denture. This helps to hold the denture in place and make it fit more comfortably.
A patient won’t have to be concerned about pain because the surgeon will consult with the patient to determine the best type of sedation necessary for an implant or any other type of surgical procedure. An experienced oral surgeon can help a patient with temporomandibular joint disorders, also known as TMJ. This condition affects the joint in the jaw that’s associated with musculature, tendons, or nerves. A patient can suffer from jaw pain, clicking, popping, or locking in the opened or closed position. Correcting this problem with surgical techniques can eliminate the pain a patient suffers.
Westfield Oral Surgery has years of experience performing a variety of oral surgeries that has improved the oral health of many patients. If you suffer from missing teeth, TMJ, sleep apnea or require wisdom teeth removal, contact them today.