For many patients interested in dental implants, the process can appear daunting. We want to assure you that at Village Dental, we are experts at providing this procedure. We will help you feel safe, confident, and comfortable from start-to-finish. So if you have questions about the process of getting a dental implant, you’ve come to the right place!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements that feel and function like natural teeth. Unlike removable dentures that adhere to the gum’s surface with a dental adhesive, implants are rooted to the jawbone. The replacement tooth root consists of a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. Because titanium is a biocompatible material, these rods will fuse with the bone to establish a strong attachment. Once this osseointegration process is finished, dental implants can be completed with a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture.
What Is the Dental Implant Process?
Receiving dental implants is not an overnight procedure. A few appointments will be necessary.
- First, a consultation will ensure this tooth replacement option is right for you. If your jawbone density, overall health, and lifestyle habits are conducive for success, we’ll chart a customized course for your treatment.
- When you’re ready for surgery, we’ll place the actual implants.
- There will be a waiting period of several months as your mouth heals from the implant surgery. To ensure a healthy recovery, we’ll provide ample instructions for your post-operative care.
- The process will be complete once we place your custom-made restoration onto the healed implant. However, we may need to see you for a follow-up appointment to check everything is still healthy, fitting, and feeling great.
Should I Get a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are ideal for a variety of patients with one or more missing teeth. They comfortably and reliably restore natural function and appearance to your smile. Implants also help to prevent oral health problems caused by tooth gaps, such as food traps and decay, shifting, and bone deterioration. Keep in mind that you must be willing to commit to several appointments, and be OK that it will take many months to achieve your ideal smile. Fortunately, implants do not require special maintenance beyond the standard twice daily brushing, daily flossing, and routine dental visits.
Dental Implants in Ridgefield Park, NJ
We can help make your dream smile a reality. Schedule a consultation at our office to discover if you are a good candidate for this tooth replacement procedure!