A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are often the best option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Unlike some tooth replacement options, dental implants are firmly supported, allowing you to talk, laugh, and even chew with confidence. They look and feel just like your natural teeth, and they help keep your jawbone healthy and strong.
Dental implants are carefully engineered small screws that we place in your jawbone to serve as the foundation for your new tooth. Advances in biomaterials and computerized production allow us to create customized, high strength restorations that look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Their color, shape, and contour are made to match that of your natural teeth as closely as possible.
Dental implants do not sacrifice neighboring teeth to provide support like alternative treatments can. A dental implant can also lessen the loads to your remaining natural teeth while chewing by replacing structural support for your biting forces. By replacing the root structure of a missing tooth you are also replacing support for your bite that has been distributed to your other teeth. Previous bridge solutions replaced the top of a tooth but depended on your remaining teeth to provide the increased support necessary.
Dental implants are fixed in your jawbone, providing a comfortable and stable foundation for your restoration. Moreover, they are made of biocompatible materials and your body tolerates them easily. Implant solutions are very durable, and with proper care and good oral hygiene they will last many years... even a lifetime.
We take your health and safety very seriously. We've exceeded industry standards by creating dedicated surgical suites in which we implement hospital-grade sterilization protocols. surgical suitesFrom our highly-experienced, board certified periodontists to our environmentally controlled dedicated surgical suites, from our cutting-edge treatments to our best-in-class protocols, SKY Periodontics offers a level of service that has made us one of South Jersey's leading implant centers
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Preparation of a dedicated surgical suite.