Train Station Dental

What Is a Dental Implant and How Does It Work?

June 14, 2022
Posted By: Train Station Dental

Tooth loss is a common problem many American adults face. Missing teeth can hinder effective chewing, proper pronunciation, and socializing with confidence. Fortunately, many options are available for people with missing teeth to restore their smiles and enhance their appearance. Dental implants are one of the most effective tooth replacement options because they look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Train Station Dental offers comprehensive dentistry, including dental implants and smile restorations. 

Dental Implants Create Strong and Stunning Smiles 

Think of a tooth as a tree. Beneath the soil lies a sprawling network of roots that absorb the tree’s nutrients and form a structural system to support the tree’s robust trunk and leafy crown. If a tree’s root system is damaged or diseased, the tree will wither and perish. 

Each tooth has a root that holds it in place, and these roots ensure our teeth stay viable, strong, and functional. Like with a tree, an unhealthy tooth root can cause our dental crown––the visible part of the tooth––to loosen and weaken. That’s where a dental implant comes in! 

The Gold Standard for Tooth Replacement 

A dental implant permanently replaces a missing tooth root, restoring a person’s bite, chewing function, and appearance. Dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement because of their reliability and lifelike design. 

A dental implant consists of three parts: a thin titanium post the dentist surgically places in the jawbone, a connector piece, and a prosthetic tooth. The small titanium post is biocompatible and becomes part of your mouth’s anatomy through a natural process called osseointegration. 

During this process, the jawbone naturally grows around the implant post, securing it in place and providing a permanent foundation for the prosthetic tooth. Once the jaw heals, your implant dentist will attach the replacement tooth or teeth––usually a crown, bridge, or denture—giving you a new and improved smile. 

Contact Us for Custom Dental Implants in Audubon, NJ 

If you have missing teeth and desire a complete smile, please contact us today about dental implants at Train Station Dental. Our dental office has flexible hours, and we’re pleased to provide dental care to our neighbors in Audubon, Haddonfield, Mt. Ephraim, Oaklyn, Lawnside, and Barrington.

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