Dental Associates of Lodi provide dental implants in Lodi, NJ. Call us today at 862-247-8030 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Dental implants replace the natural tooth roots. Made of a biocompatible metal known as titanium, a dental implant is inserted into the jawbone. Over the next few months, it osseointegrates, or fuses, with the bone. This creates a strong, stable foundation for a replacement tooth. One dental implant can support a single crown, while a handful of implants can support an entire arch of replacement teeth.
Implant Supported Bridge
If three or more teeth in a row are missing, an implant supported bridge can help. A dental implant is placed at each end of the row, providing support for the bridge. Pontics, or synthetic teeth, are attached to the bridge, providing a highly aesthetic and functional replacement for the natural teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures may be removable or fixed. A removable implant supported denture can be supported by just two implants. The denture snaps onto the implant, providing more stability than traditional dentures. Removable dentures can be taken out for cleaning or sleeping.
A fixed implant supported denture typically requires at least four dental implants. A permanent set of replacement teeth is attached to the implants, and cannot be removed.
Known as an All-on-Four, this solution allows us to replace an entire upper or lower arch of teeth with just four implants serving as anchors. Unlike traditional dental implants, which must be allowed to fuse with the jawbone, the All-on-Four uses immediate load implants. This means that you can leave the same day with a full set of permanently attached replacement teeth.
Whichever implant solution you choose will provide far more stability than traditional dentures, which sit on the gums. Dental implants also stimulate jawbone growth, reversing the bone loss and sunken look that are hallmarks of denture wearers.
If you are in Lodi, and are ready to learn how All-on-Four could change your life, please call Dental Associates of Lodi today at (8620 247-8030 to schedule your initial consultation.