Dental Implant Restorations in Fanwood & Scotch Plains
For patients with missing teeth, dental implants can make a dramatic difference in oral health, appearance, confidence, and even quality of life. Dr. Lawrence Bauman and his staff provide dental implant restorations in Fanwood, NJ. To ensure superior results, Dr. Bauman works closely with an oral surgeon and the team effort promotes quality, predictable results for optimal placement, natural looking restorations and longevity of both.
The Basics of Dental Implants
Dental implants serve as artificial roots for replacement teeth. The implants are usually crafted from ultra-durable titanium and are placed in the jaw bone. As the bone heals. It fuses around the implant in a process called osseointegration, which stabilizes it securely in place. The implant serves as an anchor for replacement teeth; these days, replacement teeth look and feel just like the real thing. Here are some of the advantages associated with dental implants:
- Stabilize one or more replacement teeth without a negative impact on surrounding teeth
- Used to support crowns and bridges and dentures
- They prevent early facial aging by supporting the structure of your face
- Help promote bone regeneration
- Limit future costs because implants are made to last for a lifetime with minimal maintenance
- No food limitations
Implant Supported Restorations
In order to determine if dental implants are right for you, Dr. Bauman will evaluate the condition of your oral health and bone density. Depending on how many teeth you are missing or are in need of extraction and where each one is located, Dr. Bauman will discuss your restoration options which are:
Single Tooth Replacements – If you are missing a single tooth or several teeth in different locations, a crown is used to complete the gap.
Implant Supported Bridge for Multiple Teeth Replacement – If you are missing groups of teeth, an implant bridge can be used to restore your bite. Unlike traditional bridges, implants are used to anchor the structure so neighboring teeth and soft tissue are never compromised.
Implant Supported Dentures for Partial or Full Arch Restoration – Fixed dentures offer a comfortable and stable option to traditional dentures. The implant denture alleviates the need for adhesives, will improve bite strength, and will feel like your natural teeth. Implant supported dentures can be secured onto as few as 2 dental implants depending on the patient’s quality of bone in the placement area.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you are interested in dental implant restorations or want to find out more about the implant process, contact Fanwood dentist, Dr. Lawrence Bauman to schedule an appointment. Lawrence Bauman, DDS happily serves patients in the surrounding areas including Scotch Plains and Westfield. After an exam, Dr. Bauman will discuss your available options so you can make the best decision to restore your oral health.