Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry and changed the lives of many people. By providing a foundation for replacement teeth, bridges, or dentures, they can help you to look and feel just as you did prior to losing any of your natural teeth. Dental implants can make it possible for you to eat your favorite foods again and smile with confidence.
To learn more about “The Evolution of Dental Implants” read Dr. Steven Moss’ recent article recently published on US News & World Report.
Are You A Candidate for Dental Implants?
Almost any person who is missing one or more teeth is a candidate for dental implants. Whether you have lost teeth in an accident, had one or more teeth extracted, or were born without all of your teeth (congenitally missing teeth), it is likely dental implants can be used to replace those teeth.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What Are Dental Implants?
The easiest way to describe a dental implant is to compare it to a natural tooth. Natural teeth have two parts, a crown and a root. The crown is the visible part of the tooth that you use when chewing. Under the gums and attached to the jawbone is the root, which supports the crown. In basic terms, a dental implant replaces the root of a tooth.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where the teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
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Dr. Diamond is great and very generous. I Loved him. He's kind and did a great job w my implant. I was so scared to hv my molar pulled to prepare for implant but it was fairly quick and absolutely painless, even after i left office there was only some dull throbbing at night. I didn't even use the ibuprofen they prescribed. He called later that night to check on me. His staff is great and followed up as well. Everyone is very nice. Not like some dr. offices. I had to hv 3 or 4 very quick visits (not even enough time to read one article in waiting room) including the post which also went well. I was scared but it didn't hurt a bit. I went to Ridgewood and Westwood offices. Both no wait times. I went to him upon referral from my husband who works at hospital where Diamond works. He said i'd be crazy to go anywhere else bc he's heard nothing but good things about him and likes him too. I have a friend who goes to same practice and tells me details about her procedure each time and tells me how she loves them too (she's having major reconstruction). I highly recommend.
- Suzanne N
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