F. Charles Wightman, D.D.S.
Darren S. Brummel, D.D.S.
Patrick H. Pagana, D.M.D.
Elisa A. Marantz, D.M.D.
Alisa H. Wain, D.D.S.
Reena M. Varghese, D.M.D.
Joseph Luzzo, D.M.D.
Dental implants can provide a permanent solution for missing teeth and have become a popular choice for patients. This innovative method of tooth replacement can improve your ability to chew and speak with ease. Dental implants are strong, biocompatible fixtures made of titanium, that act just like natural tooth roots. Since dental implants function just like individual teeth, they can be cleaned and maintained with simple brushing and flossing. If you've lost a tooth (or several teeth) due to injury or disease, dental implants can rejuvenate both your smile and your oral health.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. Because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth, dental implants are quickly becoming the new standard in tooth replacement.
If you are missing a single tooth, you can replace it with a dental implant without compromising the health of your natural teeth. This can allow your tooth to be replaced without having healthy beautiful neighboring teeth filed down to support a traditional bridge. The surgery and the restoration of your dental implant can be completed at our multispecialty office at Princeton Dental Group.
Dental implants can replace several teeth in a row. A few strategically placed implants can support a durable and natural-looking permanent bridge (a set of replacement teeth). Some of the advantages of implant supported bridges over conventional bridges:
implants are not susceptible to caries
implants are not susceptible to root canals
implants don't rely directly on neighboring teeth for support
bridges are expected to last approximately 10 years, whereas implants may last a lifetime
If you need to replace a full upper and/or lower set of teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be permanently fixed in your mouth with a strategic number of implants. With the All-on-4® treatment concept, our prosthodontist, Dr. Reena M. Varghese can securely attach a fixed denture to implants. Unlike a traditional denture, you need not worry about your denture moving around or covering the roof of your mouth. The feeling of recovering "natural teeth" results in a renewed quality of life.
For more information about dental implants or to find out if you are a candidate,