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Dental Implants Provide Stability and Comfort

smiling brunetteMissing teeth can compromise the enjoyment of eating your favorite foods, and speaking and laughing with others. If you are ready to restore your smile and your quality of life, dental implants can help. Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace lost tooth roots and provide the ultimate anchor for dentures and crowns. Dr. Michael Bixby can coordinate a dental implants procedure for you at his practice serving Red Bank and the greater Monmoth County area to restore your oral health and the appearance of your smile. To learn more, contact our practice today and schedule your consultation.

Unmatched Support for Your Restorations

A dental implant is a small threaded titanium post that is surgically embedded in the jawbone to replace lost tooth roots. The implant naturally fuses with your jawbone to become a solid anchor for restorations. Dental implants can be used to support crowns, bridges, and dentures.

The Many Advantages of Dental Implants

More and more patients are choosing dental implants because:

  • With proper care, dental implants can last the rest of your life.
  • They are incredibly stable, allowing patients to eat, laugh, and speak without worrying their dentures will slip out of place.
  • Unlike any other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants prevent the jawbone deterioration that accompanies long-term absence of tooth roots.

Dental Implant Restoration Options

Dental implants are a very versatile solution, and can lay the foundation for many restoration plans:

  • Single Tooth Replacement - We can replace a single missing tooth with one implant restored with a crown.
  • Multiple Tooth Replacement – Patients missing two or more consecutive teeth can benefit from a bridge secured with one or more implants.
  • Full Arch Replacement – Patients missing all teeth in the top, bottom, or both dental arches can benefit from implant-supported dentures. Patients can speak, smile, and chew knowing that their dentures will remain securely in place.

Determining Your Candidacy

Planning a dental implant procedure begins with a consultation with Dr. Bixby. At this time, he will review your medical history and determine your candidacy for implants. Most patients in good health with missing teeth and sufficient bone density are candidates. For patients with insufficient jawbone mass, a bone graft may be necessary.

The Dental Implant Procedure

On the day of the surgery, you will be given anesthesia to maintain your comfort. We offer several sedation options, depending on your needs. Your surgeon will make a small incision at your gum line. Next, he will drill a pilot hole into the bone and insert the titanium post. Finally, the gum is stitched close. Over the next three to six months, the implant will fuse to the bone. When this process is complete, Dr. Bixby will restore your implants with crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Don't suffer any longer with a smile compromised by missing teeth. Become one of the millions who have discovered the life-changing benefits of dental implants. Contact our office and schedule your dental implants consultation and receive a personalize cost estimate today.

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