Health and beauty go hand in hand, and that includes your smile. If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’re not only compromising your confidence; you could be compromising your oral health. Just a single missing tooth can create a host of problems including shifting and tilting of remaining teeth, gum disease, and jawbone atrophy.
Dental implants offer a durable and natural-looking tooth replacement option. Stronger than a fixed bridge, dentures, or partials, dental implants mimic a tooth’s design from the root up. A titanium post inserted below the gum line naturally fuses with jaw creating a solid foundation. Once healed, Dr. Rosenfeld will place a handcrafted, all-ceramic crown atop the post completing the implant, and your smile. Dental implants offer many benefits for patients, including:
Advances in dental techniques now allow for the placement of immediately provisionalized crowns in certain cases when implants are newly placed. In the past, patients had to wait three months while the implants healed before having crowns placed, using flimsy "flippers" or other less than ideal options to fill the space in the meantime. When conditions are appropriate for immediate provisionalization, a temporary crown is attached to the dental implant for the duration of the healing process, making your smile almost like new without the lengthy waiting period. These temporary crowns help shape the gumline, creating a much more natural and aesthetic result. After the dental implant has healed, a new, more permanent porcelain crown is placed.
Dental implants have minimum requirements, such as sufficient bone mass. It’s important to see Dr. Rosenfeld as soon as possible for an examination and to determine if dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for you. In many cases, we can provide immediate implant restorations so you don’t have to wait to revitalize your smile.
Within an hour of this patient's tooth extraction, an implant and abutment were placed. An immediately provisionalized implant was then attached, giving the patient a near-original tooth replacement while waiting for the final crown. During this time, the implant integrates into the bone and gum, providing a secure base for the final implant. About three months later, Dr. Rosenfeld checks to ensure the final crown will match the color of the patient's natural teeth before the final crown is placed.
Experience exceptional dentistry for exceptional smiles at Rosenfeld Dental Studios. Whether you are seeking cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, or implant dentistry, Dr. Rosenfeld will meet and exceed your expectations. Contact our Westwood dental practice today for your appointment or free cosmetic consultation. Residents from River Edge to Park Ridge, from Ridgewood to Alpine and all points in between will appreciate our outstanding service and convenient location!