Dental implants are an increasingly popular treatment for patients who have lost teeth due to infection, decay, injury, or who require tooth replacement for some other reason. Dental implants not only restore the appearance of your smile, but they also help preserve your oral health.
Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci of Family & Spa Dentistry in Pennington, NJ is affiliated with the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association and the Mercer Dental Society, and has over 30 years of experience.
Her team at Family & Spa Dentistry includes Dr. David Heering, a specialist in periodontics and implant dentistry. Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci herself is trained in the latest cosmetic and restorative dentistry techniques for the most natural looking restorations.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are titanium posts designed to mimic the roots of natural teeth. The implant is surgically installed in the jaw bone and is used to support a fully functional prosthetic tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, or several dental implants can secure a denture to restore a full arch of missing teeth.
Who Needs Dental Implants?
Dental implants are widely considered the most natural way to replace missing teeth, offering patients many advantages over traditional options for replacing missing teeth. An empty gap in your smile is more than a cosmetic concern as it can lead to further tooth decay and bone loss.
Implants help preserve bone tissue and stimulate new growth which prevents facial regression and reduces the risk of gum disease and loss of additional teeth. Dental implants also prevent shifting of remaining natural teeth which preserves your bite and the shape of your mouth. Those with dental implants can enjoy a diet without restriction as they function exactly like natural teeth.
All adults with missing teeth are potential candidates for dental implants. Teenagers can also receive implants but only once their facial bone structure has finished growing. It is best to have implants installed not long after the tooth is lost. If the space remains empty for too long, the patient may need bone graft surgeries to strengthen their jawbone enough to support implants.
Where to Find Dental Implant Treatment
You will want an experienced, highly-trained dentist to perform the dental implant procedure, which is why Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci wants you to consider Family & Spa Dentistry fin Pennington, NJ for dental implants. Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci believes in empowering her patients to take ownership of their oral health to have the smile of their dreams. To see if Family & Spa Dentistry would be a good fit to perform your dental implant procedure, schedule a consultation online or call (609) 303-3058 today.