Building a secure dental foundation is the key to replacing missing teeth. For patients with tooth loss, dental implants provide unequivocal support for custom restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. Implant posts not only help to restore dental function, but they can also improve your oral health by preventing bone atrophy at the site of a missing tooth. At Jersey City Dental, we strive to help our patients in Jersey City, NJ, achieve healthy smiles, which is why we provide safe, long-lasting, and customized restorations. To meet the needs of our patients, we can coordinate your dental implant placement with a reputable oral surgeon or periodontist based on your location and preferences.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants and implant-supported restorations can replace the entire structure of a missing or severely damaged tooth. Dental implants are small, titanium posts that act as artificial tooth roots. They provide a secure, stable, foundation for a custom-made restoration. When used in conjunction with dental crowns, bridges, or dentures, these posts can restore full form and function to your smile.
We typically recommend patients undergo a dental implant procedure when teeth cannot be repaired with a restorative dentistry treatment. Our team can perform a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health and smile to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. To qualify for this procedure, you should be in good overall health and have sufficient jawbone tissue to support dental implants. If you have suffered jawbone deterioration due to long-term or widespread tooth loss, a preliminary procedure such as a bone graft or sinus lift may be required.
Dental Implant Treatment
To place your dental implants, your oral surgeon will create a small opening in the gum to access the jaw. Your doctor can then carefully embed the post into the jawbone, before closing the incision with sutures. Once we have placed your dental implants, we may provide you with a temporary restoration to wear during the healing process, which typically lasts between three to six months. During this time, the implant posts can fuse with your jawbone to become a permanent part of your smile.
At Jersey City Dental we are committed to ensuring every stage of your dental implant process is performed safely and efficiently by experienced professionals.
After you have fully recovered, you can return for a minor follow-up procedure, in which your doctor can attach an abutment piece to the dental implant. This device connects the implant post to your restoration.
To design your final prosthesis, our team at Jersey City Dental will take impressions of your bite using advanced CEREC technology. This state-of-the-art system allows us to take detailed digital scans, so patients can avoid the messy and unpleasant traditional impression process. To ensure efficient, high quality care, we work with a trusted dental laboratory to create lasting, customized restorations in less than one week.
Our doctors use only the finest materials to provide natural-looking prosthetics. To ensure a lasting solution for missing teeth, we offer restorations composed of:
- Porcelain fused to metal
- Porcelain fused to zirconia
- Full ceramic
- Full zirconia
We can recommend the best material for your dental needs and cosmetic goals.
Providing Exceptional Care
At Jersey City Dental we are committed to ensuring every stage of your dental implant process is performed safely and efficiently by experienced professionals. By providing outstanding care and high-quality restorations, we can help you achieve a fully functional smile. Contact us online or call us at (201) 332-0403 to find out if dental implants are the right solution for you.