Are you missing permanent teeth? Do you want to restore your smile? We provide dental implants and implant-supported dental restorations for long-lasting, natural-looking results. If you have been interested in implants but have questions about treatment, we can help. Here we will answer questions about dental implants and implant treatment in Medford, NJ. We welcome patients to ask us questions about their specific symptoms and needs during their dental treatments.
Q&A: Dental Implant Treatment in Medford, NJ
Learn more about implants and dental restorations with answers to these popular questions:
How long do dental implants last?
The implant posts themselves will last for many years, typically 20 to 25 years. Dental crowns, bridges, and dentures may need repair or replacement earlier on because they are not secure in the jaw bone.
Do dental implants hurt?
We use local anesthesia to numb the treated areas during the implant process and dental sedation as needed during implant surgery. Patients will need to take pain medication after their treatment. Typically, if patients have enough healthy jaw bone tissue, they will heal quickly with less sensitivity or pain.
Why do I need dental implants?
Implants can be one of the longest-lasting dental restorations for patients with one or more missing teeth. Because dental implants restore teeth at the root, they act like a new tooth. Their strength and stability help patients bite and speak easily. Implants can also combat aesthetic problems like gaps between teeth and facial sagging. Dental implants create a stable foundation for dental restorations and help restorations last longer.
Do I need dental implants to replace all of my teeth?
You do not need implants to replace every single missing tooth. We can provide bridges or partial dentures if you have rows of missing teeth. Full rows of missing teeth require dentures, which can use four to six implants to secure a denture arch.
Should I get a traditional bridge or dental implant?
A traditional dental bridge can replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. However, a bridge can use prepared adjacent healthy teeth, which is unnecessary. A single dental implant can restore a lost tooth at the root. Traditional dental bridges do not provide this stability and will not last as long as an implant.
Do you need restorative dental care with dental implants? Call Dr. Poorva Parnaik today at 609.365.0673 or request a dental appointment online. Please let Dr. Parnaik know if you have any questions and he will be glad to help.