Dental Implants Clark, NJ
If you have one or more missing teeth, a restorative dentistry option is necessary to maintain dental health, a functional bite, in addition to confidence. As your restorative dentist in Clark, NJ, Dr. Preziosi recommends patients choose dental implants as their option due to the many health benefits it brings. Unfortunately, dental implants are usually not covered by dental insurance companies. Other options for replacing teeth include: dentures and dental bridges. At our dental office in Clark, NJ, Dr. Preziosi will examine your mouth and recommend the best option for your budget and dental health.
Dental Implants Options
Single Tooth Dental Implants
Replace one of your missing teeth with a dental implant topped with a dental crown.
Multi Tooth Implants
Replace a section of teeth, or multiple missing teeth in your mouth with a crown or bridge.
Replace an entire jaw of teeth with only 4 implants or an entire mouth with 8.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
There are a few requirements prior to dental implant surgery. Dr. Preziosi requires his patients to have sufficient bone mass prior to surgery in order to ensure the implant stays put. If a patient does not have enough bone mass, a bone graft will be needed. Patients must also be free of periodontal disease (gum disease) for best results. Candidates for dental implants should not be smokers in order to prevent the implant from failing. If a patient meets these requirements, Dr. Preziosi can move forward with the procedure.
Dental Implants Procedure Overview
Once Dr. Preziosi gives you the green light and have had a consultation discussing your options, the procedure can be performed. To start, a local anesthetic is administered to prevent any pain during the placement of the posts (titanium metal device screws). Next, once the posts are placed, you will be set up with a temporary crown, bridge or denture (depending on your individual case) during the healing process. Lastly, once your gums are completely healed from surgery, after anywhere from 3-6 months, Dr. Preziosi will take impressions of your gums to send off to the lab for your permanent restoration to be made. Once it returns from the lab, Dr. Preziosi will install it to the implant, leaving you with a permanently restored smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Your dentist is not lying to you when he tells you that dental implants bring more benefits than any other restorative option. Implants act like natural teeth because of the post placed in the jaw. As a result,the post allows for your jaw to maintain bone mass, which is important for maintaining a youthful face and the best dental health possible. Bone mass loss is unfortunately a side effect of dental bridges or dentures. Another benefit of dental implants is the security of knowing your teeth will never fall out. Many patients with dentures often worry about their dentures falling out during the wrong occasion. With implants, you will have a natural looking and feeling smile. In addition, this natural appearance will give you a boost in confidence.
Contact Our Implant Dentist in Clark, NJ
Our dental office in Clark, NJ provides our patients with everything from dental implants, to general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact Dr. Preziosi today to schedule a consultation to find a permanent solution for your missing teeth. Dr. Preziosi Jr., D.M.D can be reached at 908-654-7100 or by filling out our online contact form on our Contact Us page.
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