In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a dental extraction, or a routine oral surgery, is a good candidate for dental implant surgery. A dental implant is a new tooth made of porcelain and metal that looks remarkably like your own natural tooth. The titanium implant body replaces the missing root, and then the tooth-colored crown is cemented on top of the implant. Dental implants provide a strong foundation for removable or permanent replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Our Continued at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, creates and maintains beautiful smiles using state-of-the-art equipment. Keeping up to date with the latest advancement in dental implants, we incorporate that knowledge into our practice.
We all want to look our best and the major advantage to dental implants is definitely improved appearance. Dental implants not only feel and look like your own teeth but become permanent because they are designed to fuse with your bone. Another important advantage is improved speech. If you have poor-fitting dentures, your teeth can slip inside your mouth, causing slurring or mumbling, and dental implants allow you to speak freely without the worry that your teeth might slip. Functioning like your own teeth, dental implants make it possible for you to eat your favorite foods without worry. When it comes to confidence, dental implants that are fitted by our Continued improves self-confidence since they give you back your smile and make you feel better about yourself.
When taken care of properly, dental implants can last a lifetime, and have a success rate of up to 98%. A candidate for dental implant surgery will have enough bone and healthy gums to hold the implant, so we definitely promote proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits. You will need to be evaluated on an individual basis if you suffer from heart disease or diabetes, if you’re a heavy smoker, or have had radiation therapy to the head or neck area. Our caring Continued, and our dedicated staff, takes a personal interest in every patient to find out your history and goals so we can make sure that you are a good candidate for dental implant surgery.