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Dental Implants Specialist

Michael M. Moawad, DMD -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Arts of Hoboken

Michael M. Moawad, DMD

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentist located in Hoboken, NJ

A great smile can transform the way you see the world, and yourself. Dental Arts of Hoboken's experienced dentists and licensed denturists create dental implants for patients of all ages. Visit Dental Arts of Hoboken in Hoboken, New Jersey. Michael Moawad, DMD, can replace missing or damaged teeth to help restore your confidence and your natural smile. Call for a consultation or schedule your appointment online to learn more.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

Many adults think dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth, and they might be right. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post that a dentist implants into your jawbone beneath your gums. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, your dentist mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, so they are strong, stable, and don’t shift in your mouth.

These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay firmly affixed to your jaw.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Beyond feeling, functioning, and looking like natural teeth, dental implants provide the following benefits:

  • Can last a lifetime with good care
  • Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
  • Preserve your healthy jawbone
  • Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Help you talk casually and without worry
  • Don't fall out or move around in your mouth
  • Are sturdy enough for chewing all types of foods
  • Aren't vulnerable to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement

Can anyone get dental implants?

If you're missing teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Your jaw must be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are not appropriate for kids, as their mouths have not finished growing. However, implants are an exceptional solution for adults.

You might also be a perfect candidate for implants if you are ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures, or if you’re tired of having dentures that slip. Patients who desire a more durable, long-term answer to dental work problems may be suitable candidates for implants. Your dentist discusses all your options and answers your questions during your consultation.

Book an appointment online or call Dental Arts of Hoboken to take the first step toward a more confident smile.

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