Tooth loss can make it difficult to chew, enunciate, or smile with confidence. Without the help of a dentist, the side effects can worsen.
At the Michael Bixby Center for Advanced Dentistry, we coordinate your dental implant treatment to improve your smile's form and function.
Find out why so many patients of our Red Bank, New Jersey, dental office are choosing implants for their restorative dentistry treatment...
3 Benefits of Implants Over Other Dental Treatments
With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. Because titanium is biocompatible, it fuses with your bone tissue and creates a stable, secure foundation for the long-lasting success of your restored smile.
Implant-supported restorations are the next best thing to natural teeth. They are incredibly stable, allowing patients to eat, laugh, and speak without worrying their dentures will slip out of place.
Prevent Bone Recession
Implants can help maintain your jawbone and facial features. Unlike any other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants prevent the jawbone deterioration that accompanies the long-term absence of tooth roots.
Dental implants consist of a titanium post, abutment, and final restoration....
What Exactly Are Dental Implants?
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 during a process known as osseointegration to become a solid anchor for your restorations.
When the process of osseointegration is complete, your dentist will place an abutment at the top of your implant. Together, the implant and abutment will support your final restoration. Dental implants and abutments can be used to support crowns, bridges, and dentures, which are all custom-made to replicate the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth.
More Information about Dental Implants
Missing 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 Monmouth County area to restore your oral health and the appearance of your smile. To learn more, contact our practice today and schedule your consultation.
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. 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 closed. 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 personalized cost estimate today.