Are Dental Implants for You?

If you have ever wondered if you would be a good candidate for dental implants, we encourage you to call (908.782.3040) to schedule an appointment with Dr Adams.  At your first visit Dr. Adams will conduct an examination and take x-rays to determine if you qualify for a dental implant procedure and what steps will be needed prior to implant placement.  Our patients have the implants surgically placed and the restorative process completed exclusively by Dr. Adams in the comfort of our office. 

Are Implants the right solution for missing teeth?                         

Definitely.  Whether you have lost one or several teeth due to age, decay, infection, or damage they can be replaced with implants.  Dental implants are the only solution that replaces both the missing root and tooth.  A titanium root replacement is secured in the jawbone through a process called osseointegration providing the implant the same level of stability in the jaw as a natural tooth.  Patients love the way the implants allow them to maintain an active lifestyle while eating all their favorite foods.

Can Implants replace teeth that have fallen out a long time ago?          

 Dr. Adams works with patients in all stages of life and often treats seniors well into their 80’s with dental implants.  Unfortunately, after losing a tooth, the bone level in that area of the jaw is also lost.  If there is not enough dense bone to support an implant, Dr. Adams will first increase the bone density with a bone graft before proceeding with the dental implant. 

Why choose dental implants over other dental treatments for missing teeth?  

    Which tooth is the implant?        (3rd from the front)   

  • Dental implants have great aesthetics.  
  • Dental implants look so natural that other people can’t tell which tooth was replaced.
  • Unlike dental bridges or dentures, the titanium post of the implant prevents the jaw bone from resorbing (loss of bone).  Not only does the implant look like a natural tooth it also helps to keep firm looking jaw and lip lines.  
  • Individual dental implants are kept clean with brush and floss, no need to use floss threaders or water flossers as is needed with dental bridges.
  • Dental implants stay in the mouth, dentures must be removed and soaked over night. 
  • Unlike dentures which may need adhesives to stay in place, dental implants are so secure they allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.  

To learn how this cutting edge technology can work for you please contact Dr. Adams at (908)782.3040 to set up a consultation appointment.