June is Men’s Health Month, and while you may feel inclined to focus on bodily health with a visit to your physician, you should also schedule a visit with your dentist. Dr. Laurence C. Breiterman of Advanced Dental Techniques can give you a checkup to ensure your oral health is on a good track. If you are having any issues with missing or broken teeth, now is also a great time to look into the benefits of dental implants.
What Are Implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone and topped with a custom crown. They are a great solution for missing teeth because they allow you to still eat the foods you love, they look like real teeth, they support your jaw to prevent bone deterioration, and they can last for decades or a lifetime when properly cared for. Caring for your oral health by replacing broken or missing teeth is a great way to maintain good overall bodily health.
Are They the Right Choice for You?
Implants are a great choice for missing teeth, particularly if you have a single missing tooth. There are also implant options for multiple missing teeth, such as All-On-4®. The tricky part comes with determining if you are a good candidate for implants.
Because the titanium post is embedded directly in the jawbone, you must have enough bone density for the jaw to support the implant. Sometimes, this means you need a bone graft before the implant procedure. Some people are perfect candidates for implants while others may need to explore other options.
Where Can You Learn More?
The only way to know for sure what type of missing teeth solution will work for you is to consult with your dentist. Dr. Breiterman can help evaluate your current oral health and explore the options best suited to your situation. To schedule your appointment, contact our friendly staff in Wayne, NJ today!