Dental Implants – Lincoln Park, NJ
Replacing Missing Teeth With a Permanent Solution
At Comprehensive Dental, we strive to make every visit to our office comfortable and every treatment effective. No two patients are alike, and no two patients should have the same treatment plan. If part of your personalized oral health plan includes replacing one or more teeth, Dr. Samir Rana and his team of professional dentists may recommend implant placement and restoration all in our comfortable practice. We have an oral surgeon on staff and utilize high definition 3D CAT Scan to plan the precise surgical placement of implant posts, so we’re able to complete even the most complex dental implant placements and restorations in our Lincoln Park practice. Keep reading to find out more about dental implant supported tooth replacement or contact our office to schedule an implant consultation today.
Benefits of Dental Implants
When it comes to deciding how you want to replace your missing teeth, you’ll probably want to spend some time reviewing the pros and cons of different methods. However, once you begin to learn all the benefits associated with dental implants, it’s hard to justify any other dental replacement solution.
- Longer-lasting restoration
- Greater stability
- Increased confidence and improved appearance
- No chance for decay
- Clarity when speaking and natural function while eating and drinking
- Full tooth replacement from the root to the crown
- No damage to surrounding teeth
Indications for Dental Implants
There are three types of dental implants you can receive. After a thorough examination by our dentists, they will determine which one is right for your individual needs.
Missing Single Tooth
Traditionally, dental crown supported fixed bridges were the standard replacement option for those patients missing a single tooth. While crown and bridge tooth replacement offer patients stability and natural look and feel, two healthy teeth are damaged in the process and the underlying root structure is not replaced. Dental implant-supported tooth replacement restores patients’ missing teeth starting from the roots up.
Benefits of Single Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
- Preserve all healthy tooth structure
- Replace missing tooth roots and crown structure
- Preserve jawbone density and gum tissue volume
- Most natural look, feel, and function
- Increased chewing function
Missing Multiple Teeth
For those patients missing two or more teeth on a single arch, fixed bridges were recommended for two or three consecutive missing teeth and partial removable dentures were recommended for those with numerous nonconsecutive missing teeth. Both options offered restoration of only the visible portions of teeth, but implant-supported bridges and partial prosthesis replace both the crowns and roots of these missing teeth for optimal stability, comfort, and longevity.
Benefits of Multiple Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
- Improved function and stability compared with traditional crown supported bridges and removable partial dentures
- Protect healthy dental structure compared with crown and bridge that requires the removal of a significant amount of healthy tooth enamel to support the crowns and partial dentures that attach using clasps connected to healthy teeth
- Preserve jawbone and gum tissue by stimulating bone retention and providing support for gum tissue
- Decreased risk of further tooth loss and dental drift due to the preservation of jawbone density, gum tissue volume, and ideal bite alignment
Missing All Teeth
Patients who are fully edentulous, without teeth, stand to benefit greatly from replacing missing teeth with implant-supported dentures. For those patients who have used traditional, removable dentures know that they restore the appearance of smiles but are only able to renew about 25% of dental function. Implant-supported, removable or fixed dentures provide a more stable alternative, but in the past, many patients were unable to receive implant dentures due to a lack of jawbone density or diminished oral and overall health. Innovations in implant materials, technologies, and techniques make it possible for more patients than ever to restore their smiles implant-supported dentures and dental prosthetics.
Benefits of Full Mouth Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
- Restores 90% of chewing ability compared with traditional removable dentures
- Preserves natural gum tissue and jawbone density and prevents discomfort and bruising due to the pressure on gum tissue with traditional dentures
- Improves clarity of speech by holding teeth firmly in place and leaving the palate uncovered
- Maintains youthful, healthy facial shape due to the preservation of jawbone density and gum tissue volume especially compared with traditional dentures
When a full arch of teeth is in need of replacement, an alternative to implant-supported dentures is the All-on-4 system, which may be the ideal solution for patients in need of speed and convenience. Instead of relying on six to eight traditional implants, this procedure utilizes just four that are placed at strategic angles to use the natural support of the bone to the fullest. In most cases, patients won’t even require bone grafting. Our doctors will also place a temporary set of teeth immediately following the surgical procedure, which means you’ll never be without the oral strength and function you need as your permanent prosthetic is crafted.
Once we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, the process of receiving them will require several steps and appointments. First, the implants themselves will need to be inserted into the jawbone so that they can function as new “roots.” Tooth roots are essential for a healthy and well-supported smile, and they will also prevent the jawbone from deteriorating over time, which is a serious concern after tooth loss.
At Charlottesville Blue Ridge Dental and Crozet Blue Ridge Dental, patients won’t have to worry about being referred to a separate specialist for this surgical procedure. We can complete most procedures right here in-office, making your experience more convenient and comfortable.
Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
At Comprehensive Dental, not only will you receive high-quality treatment, but we’ll provide the convenience and comfortability by performing your dental implant procedure all under one roof! Dr. Rana and his team will work together with our on-staff oral surgeon who will use our most advanced methods of technology to ensure your implants are placed precisely and correctly. This type of care and convenience are just two more additional benefits to having dental implants.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
If dental implants sound like the right way to replace your missing teeth, we’re happy you’ve made that decision, but if you are still apprehensive, it might be because of the cost associated with this type of procedure. It’s important that before you move full steam ahead with treatment, or before you back out completely, that you fully understand the cost of your new implants.
When determining the overall price, there are many factors our dentists consider, including:
- Pre-implant dental work (i.e. bone grafting or gum disease therapy)
- The number of implants you will need to have placed in your mouth
- The location in which the implants will be placed
- Whether or not you need sedation or anesthesia
- The materials the dentist will use
Dental Implant FAQs
If you’re still wondering whether dental implants are the right restorative option for you, look no further. Replacing your missing teeth can do wonders for your quality of life, and we don’t want you to have to suffer a day longer. We’ve compiled some common questions that get asked by patients, so you have everything you need in one place.
What qualities should I look for in an implant dentist?
When you’re researching dentists that provide dental implants in your area, be on the lookout for certain qualities and qualifications. Dental implants are a sophisticated and modern restorative procedure that needs to be placed by an experienced professional to ensure their success. To get the best results, choose an expert who has the proper training and education.
Dr. Samir Rana has years of experience and expertise performing full mouth reconstructions. He also continually expands his knowledge by attending seminars such as the Implant Global Conference held in France. Choosing an implant dentist who routinely seeks to sharpen their skills and broaden their knowledge on implant dentistry will ensure that you’re in good hands.
Does it hurt to get dental implants?
After surgery, it can be daunting once your anesthesia begins to wear off because you may not be sure how you’ll start to feel. When you follow our instructions on how to take care of your mouth after the procedure, this will help you reduce any discomfort. In fact, most patients report that they feel better than they expected after surgery.
Most patients are able to return to work and continue their day-to-day lives as they normally would by the next day. As with all dental surgeries, you may experience some bruising, swelling, and minor bleeding along with other discomforts. To help relieve any pain you may be experiencing, you could need medication.
Are there any risks associated with implant surgery?
As with most surgeries, patients are often concerned about risks during or after the procedure. Most people who receive dental implants report that they only experience mild to moderate discomfort afterward. We may provide you with pain medication or antibiotics to help speed up your recovery.
A rare risk that you may experience is a post-operative infection that may need to be remedied with additional surgery or treatment. Some patients report bruised nerves that could cause your lips, cheeks, and tongue to feel numb. If you experience any out-of-the-ordinary discomfort after the procedure, be sure to notify your implant dentist immediately.
Can someone who smokes get implants?
Even if you smoke, you can still get dental implants. Just keep in mind, recent research has linked this bad oral habit to increased rates of implant failure and complications after surgery. If you do have this habit, try to stop before your surgery and while your gums are healing to promote a speedy and successful recovery. Keep in mind, even smoking e-cigarettes can impact the success of your implants. For the best results, try to quit all kinds of tobacco use altogether.
Contact Us Today
Whether you’re missing a single tooth or a full arch of teeth, dental implant supported tooth replacement is available to renew your smile from the roots up. Contact our team in Lincoln Park, schedule your dental implant consultation, and take the first step toward a complete, beautiful smile.