A great smile can mean the difference in how you feel about yourself from the inside out. Michael Moawad, DMD, of Dental Arts of Edgewater creates dental implants for patients of all ages. Located in Edgewater, New Jersey, Dental Arts of Edgewater’s exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. To learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation.request an appointment
What are dental implants?
Many adults find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a metal post or frame that Dr. Moawad surgically attaches to your jawbone, beneath your gums. The metal post becomes a permanent base for a replacement tooth.
A dental implant is like an artificial tooth root. Once the post has been installed and your mouth has fully healed, a process that generally takes a few weeks, Dr. Moawad will mount a custom-made crown (replacement tooth) onto the metal post. The implants fuse to your jawbone, so they are strong, stable, and don’t shift in your mouth.
These metal posts also work to help dentures, crowns, and bridges stay firmly attached to your jaw.
Why do some patients love dental implants?
Beyond performing, looking, and feeling like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:
- Are permanent and can last a lifetime
- Offer a cost-effective solution for replacing a missing tooth
- Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
- Ensure the health of your jawbone
- Help keep your surrounding natural teeth healthy
- Improve speech by allowing you to talk without worry
- Don’t fall out or move around in your mouth
- Are sturdy enough for chewing all types of foods
- Aren’t wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
- Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
If you’re missing teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Your jaw needs to be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are not appropriate for kids, as their mouths have not finished growing. However, implants are an exceptional solution for adults.
You could also be a great implant candidate if you’re fed up with uncomfortable dentures, or it’s time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Meet with Dr. Moawad to ask questions and learn more about your options.
It’s time to take the first step toward a more confident smile and a more confident you. Request an appointment online or call Dental Arts of Edgewater today.