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By Signature Smiles, LLC
February 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Implant   Restoration  

At Signature Smiles, LLC, Dr. Carmela LaFalce dedicates herself to making Toms River, NJ, patients feel like the best version of themselves. When empty spaces in the mouth arise from decay, disease, or injury, the consequences can be detrimental to your mood, social life, and aesthetic. Fortunately, a dental implant restoration can put life back into your smile and everyday routine. To determine if you are a candidate, please schedule a consultation at our office. Read on for more information about the positive effects dental implants can have on your general wellness.

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant consists of three parts - a titanium screw, abutment, and crown. The Toms River Dental Implant Restoration resembles a tooth's root, and different types range in size and shape. The best kind for your specific needs depends on approval from your dentist. These metal posts, or frames, are inserted into the jawbone during a minor procedure in our dental office. The screw and abutment work together so that the crown, which mirrors a natural tooth, can deliver a reinforced bite, revitalized self-esteem, and a younger-looking appearance.

When It's Time for Toms River Dental Implant Restoration

If you avoid eating your favorite foods because empty spaces in the mouth cause pain when chewing, this is only one reason to consider dental implants. They rehabilitate your entire smile when you struggle with one or more missing teeth. When teeth are weak, damaged, or decayed, the jawbone deteriorates, making you look older than your actual age. These restorations preserve the jawbone. The implants maintain and support facial structures for a more youthful appearance. They are also the only tooth-replacement option that stimulates bone growth and prevents bone loss.

Caring for Dental Implants

Maintaining adequate oral care is necessary for protecting your investment. Although dental implants require the same consideration as natural teeth, they need extra attention to ensure optimal success. After completing your Toms River dental implant restoration, Dr. LaFalce provides you with aftercare instructions. These include brushing with a small, soft, manual or electric toothbrush, using low or nonabrasive toothpaste. You'll also need to floss around the abutments and use antimicrobial mouth rinse for added protection. Implants can last for a lifetime if you practice good oral hygiene and visit our Toms River, NJ, office twice a year.

If you're embarrassed by one or more missing teeth and hide your smile because of it, consult with Dr. Carmela LaFalce to discuss how you might benefit from implant dentistry. During a consultation, she encourages patients to speak up about their smile goals, ask questions, and address any concerns that arise. For more information about dental implant restoration and other services provided at Signature Smiles, LLC, visit our website. For appointment scheduling in our Toms River, NJ, office, please call (732) 244-4114.

Carmela LaFalce, DMD
Dentist - Toms River
616 Washington St
Toms River, NJ 08753

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