Dental Implants by Livingston NJ Dentists
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function similar to natural teeth. With dental implants, a person who has lost teeth can have a dramatic increase of quality to their everyday life. Dental implants can allow for the ability to eat more easily and smile with confidence.
So what are implants?
The implants are tiny titanium prosthetic anchorage devices which are placed into the area of missing teeth. Due to the unique nature of the sterile titanium, as the bone heals it integrates into the implants, creating a strong bond. This strong foundation is ideal for artificial teeth which are permanently attached. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. If, like many others, you feel Implant Dentistry is the right choice for you, we ask that you schedule an appointment for a Consultation and Evaluation.
Since knowledge and communication are key to success from the start, we will start with a complete dental and health evaluation. Once we have an understanding of your dental condition and have shared them with you, we will plan together the proper treatment necessary to support your dental and cosmetic needs. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
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Dental Implant Procedure Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into areas which are missing teeth. Small posts, known as abutments, are then attached to the implant. The abutments and implants will then provide stable platform for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. The implant is placed in the area of the missing tooth. Healing is required as the implants, beneath the surface of the gums, gradually healing and integrating with the bone. A temporary restoration may be placed. During this “healing time”, our office will be designing the Final Restoration which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has healed, and the implant is integrated with the bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Our Livingston NJ dentists Drs. John and Jason Hamberger can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments.