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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental Implants services offered in Bayonne, Plainfield, Elizabeth and Jersey City, NJ

Dental implants are a revolutionary solution for restoring your smile's functionality and aesthetics. At Dental Associates of NJ in Bayonne, Plainfield, and Elizabeth New Jersey,  Steven Reff, DDS, evaluates your smile to determine if implants are a solution for you. He then expertly places the implants so you have a complete smile that looks and feels entirely natural. Call today or use the online tool to schedule your consultation.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants? 

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of biocompatible materials — usually titanium. They are surgically placed into the jawbone and serve as sturdy foundations for replacement teeth, including crowns, bridges, or dentures.

How do dental implants work? 

Dental implants fuse with the jawbone, providing a stable base for artificial teeth. Crowns placed on implants are incredibly sturdy and durable. Unlike dentures, they don’t slip or require messy adhesives. You can chew and speak easily, just as you do with your natural teeth.

Dental implants also stimulate the jawbone to prevent atrophy and preserve your natural smile. 

Am I a candidate for dental implants? 

Candidates should have good oral and general health, adequate jawbone structure, and healthy gums. Dr. Reff treats for any decay or gum disease before the implant process. People with inadequate bone density may still be able to get a dental implant by having a bone graft before the implant surgery.  

What is the process of getting dental implants? 

The dental implant process typically takes several months. At your first appointment, Dr. Reff thoroughly evaluates your oral health and determines the best placement for implants. You’ll then undergo surgical placement of the titanium post. The procedure takes place in the office under a localized anesthetic. 

Once the implant is in place, the bone needs time to integrate with it. This process typically takes several weeks or months. You then return to the office to have the dental crown or other restoration placed. 

Some swelling and discomfort after dental implant surgery is normal. Dr. Reff may recommend treatment options like over-the-counter pain medications and warm compresses. 

What are the benefits of dental implants? 

Dental implants provide a range of benefits, including,

  • Improved chewing and speech
  • Enhanced aesthetics
  • Preservation of adjacent teeth
  • Prevention of bone deterioration

Dental implants offer a long-lasting, durable solution that integrates seamlessly with your natural smile.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants can last a lifetime if you care for them properly. Use proper hygiene, like brushing twice per day and flossing, and regular professional cleanings and checkups to promote their longevity.

Call Dental Associates of NJ today or use the online tool to schedule your dental implant consultation.