Dental Implants – Cosmetic Dentistry | New Jersey
Are You A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?
If you are thinking about getting dental implants, your mouth will have to be thoroughly examined and your dental and medical history reviewed. If it is found that your mouth isn’t ideal for having implants, there may be recommendations made like having bone grafting done to improve the outcome.
Why Should You Replace a Tooth?
After you learn more about what dental implants can do, you will realize that you can in fact improve your life. If you have several lost teeth, whether it is something that you have been living with for many years or it is something that occurred recently, there is a good chance that you have never completely gotten used to losing such an essential aspect of yourself.
Dental implants can provide you with the peace of mind and renewed self-confidence that you have been searching for.
Surgeons and scientists developed this technology over 40 years ago. This opened the door to the possibility of a lifetime of renewed self-confidence and comfort for millions of people who are faced with the embarrassment and frustration that tooth loss brings.
Our Surgical Procedure
At your consult appointment, Dr. Jonathan Abenaim will provide you with a detailed explanation of the procedure so that you will know what you can expect prior to your appointment. In addition, you may be provided with a prescription for an antibiotic that you will start to take one hour before you go to your appointment. After you are in the office, you will go to a treatment room and be comfortably seated. For some patients, placing a dental implant only involves one 30 minute procedure performed under local anesthesia. Many patients state that experiencing their implant procedure is actually more pleasant than having their teeth cleaned. If you are having reconstructive bone grafting performed at your request or with your implant placement, you can opt to have general anesthesia, intravenous sedation or Nitrous Oxide, along with the local anesthesia.
After the local anesthesia goes into effect, Dr. Abenaim will check to ensure you are completely comfortable. Frequently the implants are directly place through the gum tissues with no incisions. A 2mm opening is made in the jaw by gently using a special drill. our dentist specialist will widen the hole gradually to match the planned implant’s size. Next the implant gets through through your gum and into the bone. Then a radiograph is taken of the implant.
At Jonathan Dental Spa, we are able to fabricate a ceramic crown while you wait. This eliminates the time with a temporary crown and coming back for a final fitting. That way you won’t have to walk around without having a tooth.
Here’s a testimonial from one of our patients on her recent dental implant surgery experience:
We recommend that our patients take an over-the-counter pain medication prior to their local anesthesia wearing off. We will also provide a prescription for a stronger pain medication in case it is needed. However, if the patient follows their post-operative instructions, then it is rare for them to need to take the prescription pain medication. If you only had local anesthesia, then you can resume all of your normal activities immediately. Patients who were provided with IV anesthesia should go home and rest for the day.
The implants will bond with your jawbone gradually in the first two or three months after your surgery.
Usually the procedure is performed in one stage where it is only necessary to have one surgical visit. The implant in some cases might be placed underneath the gum in order to allow for more bone growth. In this case, a painless, simple procedure is performed to uncover the top part of the implant after it has healed.
How Much Does It Cost?
The fee for dental implants can include the x-ray and consultation, surgical visit which includes the actual implant procedure, all post-operative radiographs and post-operative visits, and all required procedures and parts for restoring the implant needed by your dentist.
There are absolutely no hidden charges or costs.
What Kinds Of Prosthesis Are Available?
One crown or prosthesis is used to replace a missing tooth with each prosthetic tooth attaching to its very own implant. By contrast, a fixed bridge or partial prosthesis is able to replace two or more teeth and might only need two or three implants. With a complete dental prosthesis, all of the teeth in your lower or upper jaw are replaced. How many implants are needed will depend on what kind of complete prosthesis is recommended (fixed or removable). A fixed prosthesis cannot be removed except by a dentist and is permanent. An over denture or removable prosthesis attaches to a ball or bar in socket attachments.
In-office implant surgery is performed by our doctors inside an operating suite, to optimize the sterility level.
Why Not a More Traditional Kind Of Restoration?
There are actually several reasons: Why would you want to sacrifice the surrounding good teeth’s structure for bridging a space? Also, removing a partial or denture at night can be inconvenient, and when a denture slips it can be embarrassing and uncomfortable.
What Kind Of Anesthesia Is Used?
Most bone graft and dental implants can be performed under local anesthesia in the office, with general anesthesia or without it.
Do Dental Implants Require Special Care?
After your implants have been placed, they will serve you very well for a very long time as long as your mouth stays healthy and you take good care of them. That involves practicing good oral hygiene (flossing and brushing) and having appointments on a regular basis with your oral surgeon and dentist.
Where can I receive more information in NJ?
Need more information? Call us today to schedule a consultation on your missing teeth replacement options. (973) 423-4460