Dental Implants in Parsippany, NJAt Rauchberg Dental Group our Board Certified Periodontist and Oral Surgeon will surgically place the implant. When evaluating for dental implants, we use a Dental 3D Scanner to get a complete picture of the patient’s underlying bone and tissue. This state-of-the-art-technology shows a detailed, 3-dimensional cross section of the area being scanned. Along with standard X-rays, it provides necessary information for safe and efficient treatment planning.Getting a CT scan is easy, quick and comfortable. Patients stand allowing for their natural posture and jaw positioning.We have performed over 1000 implants to date!
Reasons to Consider Dental Implants
When both the root and tooth are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. Moreover, without the root structure of a natural tooth, the jawbone can shrink making your face look older. Dental implants are stable and comfortable, and look just like a normal tooth. They help you eat, chew, talk, and smile completely naturally. Best of all, the implant will typically last a lifetime!
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. They can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. A dental implant fuses with the bone due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, and becomes an anchor for the replacement tooth. Implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth. People considering implants often have removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges. After their dental implant treatment, these same people experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably.
Dental Implant Procedure
The implant team typically includes either a periodontist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who implants the posts into the patient’s mouth, and a prosthodontist or general dentist who designs and fits the replacement teeth or permanent bridge. Our dentist will implant, design and fit the replacement teeth or do restorative dental work on faulty crowns all in the convenience of one office.
- At the first appointment, we use an X-ray to determine if the jaw bone is adequate to hold the titanium posts.
- Models of the mouth are often made using a soft, pliable plastic compound.
- These models show where the gaps are located, and provide measurements for a replacement tooth or a bridge.
- Treatment with dental implants is complicated and takes meticulous planning for best results.
- Today, the implants being placed often require only one surgical procedure using a local anesthetic and sedative.
Is Age and Issue?
Oftentimes, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. However, health is a larger determining factor than age. If you are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you are most likely healthy enough to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may make dental implant treatment inadvisable, but there may be other options to consider. The dentist will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and health history.
How Will Dental Implants Affect My Life?
Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often stunned by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.