Dental Implants


Dental implants are the most natural way to help you restore missing teeth and regain normal tooth and jaw function. They have really become the ‘Gold Standard’ in tooth/teeth replacement options.


Dental Implants

  • A secure, comfortable fit that looks and feels natural, without the slipping of normal dentures
  • No other adjacent teeth have to be ground down or disturbed to hold an implant in place
  • You can talk and eat normally without inconvenience
  • You will no longer feel self-conscious about missing teeth

Missing Teeth and Dental Health

Missing teeth is not good for your oral health. A lost tooth can destabilize your bite and cause problems talking and chewing. Your digestion can actually suffer from the lost tooth. Your adjacent teeth carry more weight in your bite, and they may even start to shift into the hole where your missing tooth used to be. Even worse, your jawbone may start to deteriorate now that there’s no tooth to support. Dentists call this deterioration resorption. The resorption will eventually affect adjacent teeth if left untreated long enough. A dental implant can resolve these issues and improve your oral health. The dental implant coupled with a crown will reinforce your bite, and you’ll be able to talk and chew food normally. The titanium dental implants are able to integrate with your jawbone, which keeps the bone from deteriorating.

Missing Teeth and Self-Esteem

Missing teeth is not only harmful to your oral health, but it can be hazardous to your self-esteem. You might find yourself hiding your face when you speak, smile or laugh because of your missing tooth. You might even hesitate to speak with new people or make presentations for your job. Missing teeth can make you appear older than you are. Your cheeks and facial muscles can sag in places where you’re missing teeth. Choosing to restore your missing tooth with a dental implant can make these aesthetic problems disappear. You can smile, laugh and speak without hesitation with your newly restored tooth.

Treating Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

When you choose to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant, you’ll first visit Dr. Urban for a consultation to determine placement and size of the implant. The implant is placed underneath the gum tissue and allowed to integrate for about 3-4 months. Once ready, an abutment and crown are made that will screw into the implant post.

Contact Dr. Urban, Brick dentist to discuss implants. We can determine whether dental implants are right for you.