While advances in technology have diminished the numbers, many people are still living with missing teeth. Traditional tooth replacements like crowns for single teeth or dentures for all upper or lower teeth have some drawbacks like difficulty cleaning and the inability to eat your favorite foods. Dental implants function more like your natural teeth. Dr. John Carollo in Florham Park, NJ, offers three types of dental implants: single tooth, All-On-4™, and Zygomatic implants. All three options offer the same unique benefit: osseointegration.
Osseointegration is what makes dental implants unique. It is the first of three steps in the implant process. Dental implants function more naturally because they are built from the roots up. Dr. Carollo will create new dental roots that anchor to the jaw bone.
After the dental roots have anchored, abutments (which connect the new teeth to the implanted root) are placed. Finally, Dr. Carollo will make unique replacement teeth that align naturally, have the same color and appearance as natural teeth, and allow you the ability to bite into a juicy apple without hesitation.
Concerns about Dental Implants
What about my osteoporosis? Does that affect my osseointegration? The main concern for patients seeking dental implants is bone density. If there’s not enough bone to anchor to, how can the implant work? There are several options for patients with bone density concerns including Zygomatic implants which anchor to the cheek bone.
What about my health? I’m not getting any younger. Dental implant surgery is safe for most patients who are healthy enough for routine medical procedures, but Dr. Carollo provides an individual consultation and treatment plan to fit your dental needs.
Interested in Dental Implants
Dental implants often improve a person’s daily dental comfort, and they have hidden benefits like retaining and rejuvenating jawbone density. If dental implants sound like a beneficial health improvement, find out more from New Jersey’s dental implant leader, Dr. John Carollo.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’d like to learn more about dental implants schedule a consultation with Dr. Carollo. We provide individual treatment plans for patients in Florham Park, NJ, as well as Milburn, Morristown, Livingston and other communities in Northern New Jersey.