Dental implants, the gold standard for replacing missing or extracted teeth, play a pivotal role in restoring smiles and oral function.
The primary advantage of dental implants lies in their ability to replace missing or extracted teeth without compromising adjacent healthy teeth. Unlike other solutions that may require grinding down and capping surrounding teeth, dental implants serve as independent anchors, preserving the integrity of neighboring healthy teeth.
Dental implants offer two key benefits:
- Stability and Permanence: Dental implants provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth, ensuring they do not need to be removed. This permanence enhances the overall comfort and convenience for individuals seeking a long-term solution for tooth loss.
- Support for Removable Appliances: Additionally, dental implants can serve as sturdy anchors for removable appliances like dentures. This added support minimizes issues such as slippage and discomfort, offering a more reliable and functional alternative.
While the treatment process for dental implants varies based on individual circumstances, a common thread is the fundamental surgical procedure. A precisely sized hole is drilled into the upper or lower jaw, slightly narrower than the implant body. The implant, also known as a fixture, is then secured in place through either screwing or press-fitting, ensuring a secure and stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
Maintenance and Care
Caring for dental implants mirrors the routine for natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing, at least twice daily, are crucial to maintaining oral hygiene. Professional maintenance, including regular visits to our Livingston periodontal office, is recommended to ensure the longevity and success of your dental implant.
Expertise of Dr. Rothstein
Dr. Rothstein, with more than 30 years of experience, stands as a seasoned practitioner in the field of dental implants. Having trained with pioneers in the industry, he has successfully placed thousands of implants throughout his career. What sets Dr. Rothstein apart is his commitment to long-term success and patient care.
In contrast to general oral surgeons, who often lack ongoing follow-up with their patients, Dr. Rothstein's periodontal practice is distinguished by its commitment to continual patient care. Our practice sees implant patients regularly, allowing for early detection and proactive treatment of any issues that may arise. This specialization ensures that patients receive comprehensive and specialized care, surpassing the norm in the industry.
Dental implants can be a transformative solution if you experience tooth loss. Dr. Rothstein's extensive experience, commitment to long-term success, and ongoing patient care provide a reliable and specialized approach to dental implant treatments.