Dental Implants – Ramsey, NJ
The Most Comprehensive Solution for Missing Teeth
If you're missing one or more teeth and want a new smile that looks and feels as close to your original one as possible, dental implants are often the ideal tooth replacement solution. They can act as new tooth roots, which helps keep the underlying jawbone healthy and eliminates the risk of your prosthetic teeth slipping at awkward moments. Are you interested in using dental implants in Ramsey to completely restore your smile? Call AV Dental Associates of Ramsey today to schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Vahid.
Why Choose AV Dental Associates of Ramsey for Dental Implants?
- In-House Dental Implant Placement
- Natural-Looking, Comfortable Dental Restorations
- Dental Team That Puts Patients First
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small post that looks like a screw. Traditionally, it will be made out of titanium, which is highly durable and capable of forming a strong bond with your jawbone. With the right number of dental implants surgically placed in your jaw, we can replace any number of teeth from the roots up. Unlike other tooth replacements, dental implants can stimulate the jawbone to prevent it from being resorbed over time.
The 4-Step Dental Implant Process
There are four major steps involved with getting dental implants: the initial consultation, the implant placement surgery, the osseointegration and abutment stage, and the delivery of the final restoration. Since we offer start-to-finish dental implant treatments, you will have our reliable, caring team to guide you through each of these steps. Below is a closer look at what will happen when you choose to rebuild your smile with dental implants.
Initial Dental Implant Consultation
When you first let us know that you’re interested in dental implants, we will set up a consultation for you. During this appointment, we will use advanced technology to examine your mouth and jaw. We will check the bone levels in your jaw as well as other relevant factors that could influence your candidacy for dental implant surgery. We’ll be sure to inform you immediately if we find that you require some type of preparatory treatment before receiving dental implants; for example, some patients might need bone grafting, gum disease treatment, or a tooth extraction.
Dental Implant Surgery
We are able to perform dental implant surgery in-office, allowing you to avoid the inconvenience of having to drive to see a specialist who might be located across town. The first step of the surgery is to numb your mouth. Then, we will make small incisions in your gums so that we can work with the jawbone. The dental implant posts will be placed precisely where they will need to be in order to eventually support your replacement teeth. We will complete your implant surgery by suturing your gums closed and placing a protective cap on each implant post.
Dental Implant Osseointegration & Abutment
After your dental implant surgery, the next step is the osseointegration process. This is when the implant posts merge with your jawbone, which is critical for the success of your new smile. The timeline for osseointegration can vary from patient to patient, but it will typically take about 3 to 6 months. You will need to take care to protect your dental implants from anything that could disrupt osseointegration.
After your dental implants have bonded with your jaw, we can attach metal connector pieces called abutments to each post. The abutments are what will allow us to attach the final restoration during the last step of the dental implant process.
Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s)
No matter what kind of dental implant restoration you get – be it a dental crown, a bridge, or a denture – it will be expertly designed to match the appearance of your natural teeth. Once it’s ready, we can anchor it to your dental implant posts. Before you head home with your new smile, we’ll perform a quick check to make sure that the restoration fits properly and that it isn’t causing any issues with your bite.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have enough chewing power to allow you to eat virtually any food normally. They also have a much longer lifespan than traditional bridges and dentures; with proper maintenance, they can stay in the mouth for three decades or more. Thanks to the bond they have with the jaw, they can prevent the bone deterioration that typically follows tooth loss. Similarly, they can also help you avoid facial sagging that makes you look older than you actually are.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Do you need to have an entire arch of teeth replaced, or are you just missing one? No matter how extensive your tooth loss is, dental implants can help you restore your smile as long as you have good oral health and sufficient bone density in your jaw. When you visit our office for your initial consultation, we’ll walk you through the dental implant process and explain what you can expect based on the number of teeth that need to be replaced.
Missing One Tooth
A single dental implant post will be placed in the gap where the tooth in question used to be. We’ll wait for the area around the post to heal completely before we attach a dental crown made out of high-quality materials. We can offer tooth-colored crowns that closely resemble your natural teeth, thus seamlessly repairing your smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
When three or more consecutive teeth are missing, we only need two dental implant posts and a dental bridge to replace them all at once. Unlike traditional dental bridges, an implant bridge can be placed without requiring us to remove enamel from any of your remaining healthy teeth, letting you keep more of your natural smile.
Missing All of Your Teeth
Full dentures can be supported by four to eight dental implant posts. Thanks to this approach, your new teeth won’t slip at inconvenient times. Another benefit is that the strength and stability of implant dentures will allow you to enjoy steak and other foods that would be difficult to chew with traditional dentures.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The amount you pay for dental implants depends on various factors, which is why it’s hard to give an estimate without examining your mouth first. That being said, we will only begin the dental implant process once you have an idea of what you’ll pay. In addition to the cost of the dental implant posts and the restoration they’ll support, we’ll also need to factor in any necessary preliminary treatments, which might include bone grafting or gum disease therapy.