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How necessary is it to get a dental implant?

When a tooth falls out or needs to be removed, a biological process of bone reformation also takes place. The bone will slowly deteriorate and can potentially affect adjacent teeth.  This can also change the shape of one's face and affect their appearance. Teeth help a person speak, eat, and give a more appealing smile. 

How necessary is it to get a dental implant?

When a tooth falls out or needs to be removed, a biological process of bone reformation also takes place. The bone will slowly deteriorate and can potentially affect adjacent teeth. This can also change the shape of one's face and affect their appearance. Teeth help a person speak, eat, and give a more appealing smile.

Implants emulate teeth by giving patients the confidence and beautiful smile that they deserve. They act and look like real teeth. They will enable you to speak and eat. In addition, they give the bone proper support needed to stop deterioration.  

Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zaret to find out if you’re a candidate for implants. 

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How do dental implants work?

Implants are the gold standard today to replace a tooth in the majority of situations when a tooth is lost. It requires a surgical procedure of placing the titanium screw in the bone. The implant is usually left covered by the gum tissue for the following 3-6 months.  At that point, the implant is then uncovered, and a final prosthesis is fabricated. The prosthesis may be a crown, bridge, partial dentures, or full dentures.

The implant looks and acts almost identical to a real tooth. With proper care, the implant can potentially last a lifetime. To find out if you’re a good candidate, contact our office and make a consultation today. 

What is the difference between an implant and a natural tooth?

Implants will not be susceptible to decay like natural teeth. However, although implants are anchored in bone, they do not form the same bonding strength to the soft tissue like natural teeth. Implants are therefore more susceptible to gum disease termed as peri-implantitis. 

Due to the higher risk of periodontal disease around implants, patients need to be extra careful to maintain a high level of hygiene. Dental office hygiene appointments may be required more frequently as well. To find out more information about implants and other similarities and differences, schedule an appointment at our office with Dr. Zaret.