Dental implantation is the process of replacing missing teeth or teeth that cannot be saved by conventional means. Implants can range from single-tooth replacement to a complete upper and lower arch replacement. Dental implants are made of titanium and the crowns are usually made of high-grade porcelain fused to precious metals such as gold.
You can choose to have the dental implant procedure in the dental chair under local anesthetic or in hospital under general anesthetic. We will consult with you beforehand to establish your suitability, the time requirements and a complete costing for the procedure.
Suitability for dental implants
You are a candidate for dental implants if you:
- have adequate bone (in terms of both quality and volume)
- Practice good oral hygiene
- meet the general medical requirements.
- Bone quality and volume will be assessed by an examination.
With flexible hours and lunchtime appointments to fit your busy schedule, Bergen Smiles is here for you whenever you need our services. For more information on our practice or to book an appointment, feel free to call our office at 201 444 3049. You may also fill out our convenient online contact form, and one of our dentists or expert team members will reply presently.
Dental Implant FAQ
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.
How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, they are permanent, you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment, and they procedure is very successful and fairly inexpensive.
Who can place a dental implant?
Your dentist may be able to perform implants in their own office based on their training. If not, they will recommend you to an implantologist, cosmetic dentist, or another specialist that will perform the procedure.
How much do implants cost?
The price of your dental implants will vary based on the level of experience of your doctor, how many implants you are having placed, amount of insurance coverage, and more. Schedule a consultation with us to determine a price for your implants and a financing plan if necessary.
Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with your dentist.
How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.