Dental Implants

Implant dentistry is an important type of restorative dentistry that can give you back the natural feeling and functioning of your smile with replacement teeth that are permanent. Anyone who is missing one, multiple, or all of their teeth could be a candidate to restore their smile through implants. Our highly-trained board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons and cosmetic dentists plan every implant together to achieve optimal, predictable results. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and clinically researched implant materials for the posts and crowns in all of our implant procedures.

Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implants are titanium posts that replace the root portion of a missing tooth and serve as a foundation for the implant-supported artificial tooth. They can support crowns, bridges, or even full arch replacements with the All-on-4 technique. Implants are one of the latest advances in dental care, providing great results and lasting oral health.

The state-of-the-art implant process is a relatively straightforward procedure that aims to provide a permanent solution to tooth loss. While it is still a surgery, most patients experience a fast recovery. Our highly-trained board-certified oral surgeons ensure that you are comfortable throughout the entire procedure which often takes 30 minutes.

We only use the highest quality implant materials from highly rated and researched dental suppliers to ensure biocompatibility and longevity. It’s important to know that other dental providers may use lower quality components and materials. We believe that using top-quality materials is essential for ensuring the long-term success and durability of our patients' dental implants.

During the implant surgery, we will place the titanium posts. After healing, an abutment is attached to the implant post and a crown is placed over the abutment, forming the visible part of the tooth replacement. While it takes several months for the posts to fully fuse to the bone, you’ll feel recovered after just a few days, and the implant won’t be visible because the abutment is only attached when the new crown is placed.

Bone Grafts and Sinus Lifts

Your dental implants rely on natural bone to provide a strong foundation. The implant process results in incredible strength and durability, but it requires a certain width of bone to provide the foundation. Some patients find themselves lacking the necessary width due to natural variations in bone structure.

When this is the case, our board-certified oral surgeons perform bone grafts and sinus lifts to prepare the foundation for the dental implant. Our oral surgeons use state-of-the-art, highly researched materials for their procedure.

A sinus lift is similar but increases the amount of bone below the sinuses, which are above the upper row of teeth. Along with implanting bone, the lining of the sinuses is also raised during this procedure.

Your Dental Implant Placement

The first step to getting dental implants will be an evaluation of your current situation. Dental X-rays and 3D cone beam imaging are used to determine whether you may require bone grafting. Your dental implant procedure will be carefully planned to ensure proper treatment and to make sure your implants blend in with any remaining natural teeth to give you the best cosmetic and functional result.

Implant procedures are carried out by our board-certified oral surgeons. Most implant placements are completed in little as 30 minutes requiring no down time or recovery period.

For larger implant cases and patients with high dental anxiety, sedation services are available upon request.

Teeth in a Day is one potential implant option that can let you leave our office with a full set of replacement teeth the very same day as the placement of implants. This system provides temporary replacement teeth that are screwed into dental implants. With all-on-4 technique you get to enjoy a natural and full smile the same day as your implant placements without the need of ever having to wear a denture.

Find Out if Implant Restoration Is Right for You

There are many restorative dentistry options available, and our team at Smiles Family Dentistry can ensure that you get the right solution for your needs. We’ll take your individual needs into account to deliver the best outcome for your quality of life and long-term oral health.

If you want a solution for missing teeth in South Brunswick Twp, Robbinsville Twp and Hillsborough Twp, we can help. Our family-owned dental practice is highly-rated, safe and reputable. Find the best specialist for dental implants in Central Jersey, plus a wide range of treatment options by reaching out to our office today.

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