Dental Implants – Avenel, NJ
A Permanent Solution for Tooth Loss
With dental implants, it doesn’t just feel like you’ve replaced your missing teeth, but that you’ve gotten your natural teeth back. That’s because they restore an entire tooth and rely on techniques and materials that are extremely reliable, durable, and aesthetic. If you’re ready to put your tooth loss behind you permanently, dental implants from our Avenel, NJ dentist are the best way to do it, and you can get everything you need locally here at White Oak Dental & Orthodontics.
Why Choose White Oak Dental & Orthodontics for Dental Implants?
- Dental Implant Placement & Restoration In-House
- Brand-New, State-of-the-Art Facility
- Friendly, Privately-Owned Family Dental Office
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root made of titanium that is placed directly into the jawbone. There, it melds with the surrounding tissue through a process called osseointegration, and once this is completed, a crown, bridge, or denture can be attached to it. Right now, implants are the only treatment that restores both the roots and crowns of teeth.
The 4 Step Dental Implant Process
- Consultation: We’ll examine your mouth, discuss your treatment options, and let you know if dental implants would be a good choice for you.
- Placement: The implants have to be surgically placed into your mouth, and thankfully, our team has the training and experience to handle this so you won’t have to visit another dental office.
- Healing: While your mouth is healing, you’ll be fitted with temporary prosthetic teeth so you’ll enjoy a complete smile throughout the entire implant process.
- Restoration: After a few months, you’ll return to our dental office where we’ll attach your new teeth to your implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Stability: Just like your real teeth, implants are held within thick bone, meaning you never have to worry about your restorations slipping out of place.
- Aesthetics: Only you and your dentist will be able to tell which teeth are implants and which are natural, because to everyone else, they will look the same.
- Facial Support: Implants prevent bone loss in the jaw and provide support for the facial muscles to prevent sagging skin and premature wrinkles.
- Made to Last: While regular dentures and bridges have a 7-10 year lifespan, implants in Woodbridge can easily last for 30+ years.
Who Can Dental Implants Help?
We highly recommend dental implants to anyone who is interested in replacing their missing teeth, regardless of how many spaces they have in their smile. The only prerequisites are that a patient needs enough healthy jawbone to support the roots, and their mouth must be free of other health concerns. Once both of these have been confirmed, the following options are available:
Missing Single Tooth
A single dental implant can be placed between two healthy teeth and topped with a color-matched crown without altering them, preserving the remaining enamel, unlike a traditional bridge.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Rather than securing a bridge using two crowns placed over your natural teeth, we can attach a prosthetic to two implants, giving it added strength and stability. Plus, implant bridges don’t have that obvious black line near the gums that often accompanies traditional ones.
Missing All Teeth
An entire row of teeth can be brought back with just four to eight implants that anchor a full denture to the jawbone. Implant dentures can be trusted to always stay in place. Plus, they restore almost all of a patient’s chewing strength, allowing them to eat whatever they like.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Because tooth loss can happen in so many different ways, our dental implant treatments are always customized for each patient, which means the cost can vary. The number of implants needed, the type of restoration that will be supported, and the location of the new teeth can all influence the final price. We’ll cover all of this information during your consultation and also discuss how we can make the treatment affordable using your insurance and financing.