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Tooth Replacement in Jersey City, NJ

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Tooth Replacements Can Help Patients Restore A Comfortable, Attractive, Smile

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Tooth Replacements Available at Journal Square Dental

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Why Are Tooth Replacements Necessary? 

Tooth replacements can be the solution for many different dental problems, including: 

Avulsed Teeth

An avulsed tooth, or one that has fallen out, naturally needs to be replaced. Whether this is the result of gum disease or facial trauma, the effects of having a missing tooth are the same: 

  • Gum recession
  • Shifting teeth
  • Misalignment
  • Jawbone density loss

The best way to solve this problem is to fill the newly-formed gap in your mouth with a tooth replacement. For a singular avulsed tooth, the most common solution is a dental implant. The implant can help heal your bone, gums, and prevent your other teeth from shifting toward the gap. 

Tooth Rot

When you experience tooth rot due to a crack, infection, or gum disease like periodontitis or gingivitis, your dentist may recommend a root canal as your form of treatment. This involves the cleaning out of any rot and may require the dentist to replace a large portion of your natural tooth with a porcelain crown. This form of tooth replacement allows you to keep a portion of your natural tooth.

Different Forms of Tooth Replacement Available

Everyone’s mouth is different and therefore, everyone has a different form of tooth replacement that works best for their unique needs. As you consult with your dentist, there are a few options that may come up as potential solutions to your problem, including the following: 

Dental Implant

A dental implant is a permanent and efficient method of tooth replacement that will have your natural teeth replaced with artificial ones. A dental implant is composed of three main components: the implant post, the abutment, and the prosthesis. The implant post acts as the roots of your tooth and is screwed directly into your jawbone. The living tissue of your bone is affected in the same manner as it is with a natural tooth, and can help rebuild and sturdy around the post. 

An abutment is used to connect the post to the prosthesis, which can vary based on the number of teeth being replaced. Popular forms of prosthesis include crowns and bridges. 

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a dental protective prosthetic, typically made of porcelain. It acts as a cap that can cover your natural tooth or connect to a dental implant post. Crowns are a good way to preserve what is left of your natural tooth. They look and feel exactly like your neighboring teeth, and your dentist will work with you to ensure they match the color as well. 

Crowns must be taken care of in the same manner as your other teeth and require daily brushing, flossing, and regular professional cleanings with your dentist. Given proper treatment, your crown can last you anywhere from 10-15 years and helps preserve the natural tooth underneath. 

All-on-4 Procedure

For those in need of a full row of teeth to be replaced, the All-on-4 procedure is a cost-effective way to do so. This dental implant technique sees an entire row of teeth being replaced with just four dental implants. These implants are known as anchor teeth, which are there to hold your prosthetic arch in place. 

Your dentist will measure your bite and ensure nothing is disturbed in the process of the procedure. The All-on-4 procedure allows you to resume normal functionality after everything has healed. 

Schedule an Examination With a Jersey City Tooth Replacement Professional Today

Don’t wait until your dental issues escalate to schedule a consultation. Prioritize your oral health by scheduling an examination with the knowledgeable and compassionate team of dental experts at Journal Square Dental today. For over 25 years, we have proudly served our community with all of their dental needs, including tooth replacement. We are committed to ensuring your visits are comfortable and stress-free, so you can maintain a healthy smile for years to come. 

To schedule your examination and preventative cleaning, reach out to our Jersey City-based office at (201) 431-0288 or conveniently use our online contact form. Your smile deserves the best.

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Expertly Reviewed by

Dr. Haig Rickerby, DMD

January 18, 2024

Dr. Rickerby is currently an assistant professor at NYU’s School of Dentistry and has been a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, National Dental Association, Commonwealth Dental Society, and the New Jersey Dental Association since 1987.

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