Replace Missing Teeth with Functional, Solid, and Realistic-looking Dental Implants

Although natural teeth are designed to provide a lifetime of function, it’s not always the case. You can lose your teeth to deep cavities, gum disease, and accidents. Since your teeth function as a set, losing even one tooth can compromise your bite and oral function. As the remaining teeth slowly tilt into extra spaces, uneven dental wear from excessive forces often creates cascading problems.

Have you lost one or more teeth? Dental implants from Dental Associates of Hoboken present a functional and solid tooth replacement. Designed to feel, function, and look like natural teeth, our dental implants will make you forget you have lost teeth!

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant replaces your missing tooth with a titanium fixture surgically placed in the same spot where the lost tooth used to be. Since the implant fixture is biocompatible, it biologically fuses (osseointegrates) with the jawbone to form one biological structure.

Because the implant remains buried in the jawbone, the dentist attaches a small metal connector that protrudes above the gum line. The final component is a dental crown, bridge, or denture, depending on the number of teeth lost. Dental implants generate life-like results; you’ll forget they aren’t your natural teeth.

How are dental implants placed?

Many patients find the dental implant procedure easier than they anticipated. The process is largely painless, thanks to modern anesthetics and sedation dentistry options. Placing an implant starts with a comprehensive exam using digital x-rays, digital photos, and 3D scanning. The objective is to examine your oral health and jawbone quality. Successful dental implant patients must be in good health, have a healthy jawbone, and be free from cavities, decay, and other dental issues.

After planning the implant, the next steps involve…

  • Pre-surgery procedures: Patients with severe bone loss may need bone grafting to stabilize the jawbone for an implant. If you have failing or significantly damaged teeth, they must be extracted first to create space for an implant.
  • Implant surgery: After numbing your gums and possibly using sedation dentistry, the dentist makes a small hole in the gums and jawbone to place a titanium post. We’ll insert this implant fixture at a precise location in the bone and cover it with a healing cap for a smooth recovery.
  • Healing period: We’ll leave your implant for 4-6 months to allow it to heal and fuse with the bone. During this period, maintain optimal oral hygiene and attend follow-up appointments to ensure successful osseointegration.
  • Abutment placement: After healing, the dentist will perform minor surgery to attach a small metal connector (abutment) to your implant. This procedure takes two weeks to heal. In some cases, we can place an abutment on the day of implant surgery.
  • Implant restoration: Dental implants set a solid foundation to support numerous restorative options. Depending on your preference and the number of teeth lost, we can top your implant with a crown, bridge, or denture.

Dental implants are an investment in your smile and life. They offer a permanent and natural-looking solution for teeth replacement, restoring confidence, oral function, and aesthetics.

Does a dentist near me offer dental implants?

Ready to reclaim your life and smile with dental implants? We welcome you to Dental Associates of Hoboken for high-quality dental implants. Call (201) 795-2111 to get the smile you deserve today!

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Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.