Dental Implants in Mountainside, NJ
Missing teeth present a problem for both your smile and your dental health.
While you may feel self-conscious about the gaps in your smile, there are also things happening with your dental health that you may be unaware of.
When you lose a tooth, you also lose a root, leaving your jawbone with nothing to support and keep it stimulated. Tooth loss then results in bone loss, which impacts surrounding teeth and can even change your face's appearance.
Tooth loss also causes your remaining neighboring teeth to drift into the open space. Tooth shifting causes bite misalignment and can increase your risk of developing other problems like gum disease. When your bite doesn’t properly align, you may experience other problems with your jaw joint (TMJ) like pain, popping or clicking, or locking open or closed.
When you experience tooth loss, it’s a good idea to learn about your tooth replacement options so you can protect your dental health and get back to smiling and eating with ease as soon as you can.
A Reliable Solution for Tooth Loss
Dental implants solve the problems caused by tooth loss by replacing your tooth and your root.
An implant is made of biocompatible titanium, which fuses and integrates with your jawbone after it’s surgically placed. The implant takes the place of your root and acts as a stable support for your new tooth. It’s the closest thing to having your natural tooth back again.
At Mountainside Family Dental, we have a specialist visit our office to place dental implants for our patients, so you don’t have to go elsewhere for your surgery. After your implant placement, Dr. Robert Kudla Sr. and Dr. Robert Kudla Jr. will monitor your implant's healing, which takes a few months. They will also design your restoration, which they will place when your implant is fully healed and integrated with your bone.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Besides replacing your lost tooth and protecting your dental health, dental implants offer several additional advantages, such as:
- Exceptional longevity – Tooth implants can potentially last a lifetime with excellent home care and frequent dental checkups.
- A natural feel – Implants look, feel, and function like a natural tooth.
- Cost-effective – Because of its great longevity, a tooth implant may be more cost-effective long term than a prosthetic that might have to be replaced in the future.
- Replaces multiple teeth – Dental implants can provide excellent support for a prosthetic like a bridge or a denture that we use to replace multiple teeth.