April 27, 2015
When you are considering the alternatives available for tooth replacement, you have more than one option. You could choose a partial or full denture or crown and bridgework. Dentists agree, however, the most lifelike alternative is a dental implant. With a dental implant, Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld of Resnick & Rosenfeld in Edison, NJ, replace both the root and crown of a missing tooth. By doing so, you have a replacement that looks like a natural tooth and offers the same stability.
People have missing teeth for any number of different reasons, which may include severe tooth decay, gum disease, injury, a failed root canal, abnormal wear and tear or congenital defects. The importance of replacing missing teeth cannot be overstated, not only from the standpoint of maintaining good oral health, but overall health, too. Just one missing tooth can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, shifting teeth and the loss of other teeth. Moreover, missing teeth can hinder people’s ability to consume healthy diets, and they may even be reluctant to smile and laugh knowing that others will see that they have teeth that are missing.
Dental Implants: The Lifelike Solution
Once Dr. Resnick or Dr. Rosenfeld determines that you’re a qualified candidate for dental implants, then you’re on your way to having a full smile again. Having a dental implant is actually a two-step process. First, one of our dentists will surgically implant a small titanium post in your jaw where you previously had a tooth root. This biocompatible post and the surrounding bone tissue fuse together as you heal, thereby creating a foundation that mimics the one that existed with your natural tooth root and jawbone. Moreover, the post stimulates new bone tissue growth, making bone deterioration far less likely.
Once you’ve completely healed and the post and bone have had time to fuse sufficiently, you’ll return to Resnick & Rosenfeld where one of the dentists will attach a porcelain crown to the post. With this in place, you have a tooth replacement that looks and functions like a real tooth.
Call our Office Today
If you’d like to learn more about how a dental implant can replace one of your missing teeth, then call Resnick & Rosenfeld to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Edison, NJ, as well as the surrounding communities of Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield and Colonia.
January 21, 2015
If you have one or more missing teeth, then you know what difficulties that can generate. You might not be eating a healthy and balanced diet, because you are unable to chew certain foods, such as raw fruits and vegetables. You may be reluctant to smile and speaking might be more difficult with even one missing tooth. If this is you, then consider dental implants. Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld of Resnick & Rosenfeld in Edison, NJ, are eminently qualified to restore your smile, your health and your confidence with dental implants.
People lose teeth for a number of different reasons, including:
- Traumatic injury
- Extensive tooth decay
- Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis
- The failure of a root canal
- Excessive wear and tear, possibly because of teeth grinding
- Congenital defects
Regardless of the cause, replacing missing teeth is imperative in order to restore oral health and prevent possible consequences to a patient’s overall health.
Dental Implants Step-by-Step
When you come to Resnick & Rosenfeld for dental implants, one of our dentists will first examine your teeth and gums, as well as evaluate the density of your jawbone. If we determine that dental implants are a good option for you, then the procedure begins with Dr. Resnick or Dr. Rosenfeld performing a minor surgery to implant a small titanium post in the bone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth. Over the next few months as you heal, the post and surrounding bone tissue will fuse together in a process called osseointegration. In this way, the post becomes anchored into the bone much like an actual tooth root.
Once healed, you’ll return to the office to have an abutment and dental crown cemented to the post. The result is a prosthetic tooth that looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth.
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, call the office of Resnick & Rosenfeld today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Edison, NJ, as well as the surrounding communities of Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield and Colonia.
February 20, 2014
Having one or more missing teeth isn’t only physically uncomfortable and potentially embarrassing in social settings; allowing lost teeth to remain as such can lead to a number of detrimental conditions like periodontitis and the abnormal drifting of surrounding teeth. At Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld in Edison, NJ, we care about your happiness as much as we do with your overall oral health. We want to show you how dental implants can change your life by replacing missing teeth permanently.
Why Should I Choose Dental Implants?
The main reason that dental implants are generally a superior choice over other options is that they’re incredibly durable, versatile, long-lasting and don’t require any specialized care. Unlike many other restorative dental procedures – including crowns, dentures and bridges – dental implants are more like natural teeth in that they are actually attached to your jaw bone. A titanium post is inserted into the bone tissue, bone that will eventually come to fuse around the implant as it would a tooth’s root. The carefully crafted crown that is then placed on top of the post looks and feels like a natural tooth; it is even matched to to suit the color of the existing teeth surrounding it. No one will ever be able to tell that it’s not your own tooth!
Reclaim Your Beautiful Smile
If you’ve ever felt that having missing teeth is just something you have to learn to live with, we encourage you to contact our Edison, NJ to explore your options for tooth replacement with dental implants. Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld proudly serve patients from the areas of Scotch Plains, Colonia, Plainfield, Clark, Westfield and beyond.
July 12, 2013
Losing a tooth to decay or damage can be a devastating blow, both to one’s oral health and their self-confidence. It can be difficult to even leave the house, much less smile with confidence when you’re suffering an unsightly gap, not to mention all the potential oral health problems that can occur because of it, including a heightened risk of gum disease, severe shifting of the other teeth, and even additional tooth loss. Here at Resnick and Rosenfeld, DDS, we want to provide patients in Edison, NJ and beyond with a tooth replacement solution that they can feel proud of – one’s that comfortable, steady, and blends in seamlessly with their natural smile. That’s why we offer dental implants, a relatively new, revolutionary procedure that will help you regain both your confidence and your quality of life.
What sets dental implants apart from other tooth replacement methods?
While other restorative methods such as dentures and bridges only rest atop the gums and replace the crowns of missing teeth, dental implants are the only solution that effectively replicates the entire structure, including the root. This helps keep the jawbone from deteriorating and maintain the health of your mouth as a whole!
Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld both work hard to stay up-to-date with all the changes the rapidly growing field of implant dentistry goes through, and they maintain relationships with excellent oral surgeons who can masterfully carry out the first step of the dental implant procedure – the surgical placement of a titanium rod, which will serve as the “root” of the new tooth. Then, once your jaw has had an appropriate time to heal from the procedure, you’ll return to our office where we’ll carefully place your custom-made crown and send you off with a beautiful, revitalized smile!
Contact our Edison, NJ practice today to learn more about the dental implants procedure, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment! Our team is committed to providing patients with comprehensive, compassionate dental care that puts their comfort first. We also serve the areas of Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, and Colonia.