The Dental Implants Process

Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, & Far Hills, NJ


Dental implants are the most beautiful, functional and durable solution for replacing missing teeth. There is a multi-step process to receive a new dental implant.

Dental implants derive their strength largely from their placement by a qualified implant dentist. This entails a brief surgical procedure followed by the later addition of a dental crown. Bernardsville, New Jersey, implant dentist Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is proud to offer complete custom dental implants treatment in the comfortable office at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville.

Dental Implant Placement

Your consultation and thorough dental exam will determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants. If so, the first step to enjoying the benefits of dental implants is the placement of the implant “root.”

The implant itself is a tiny titanium post that is surgically placed in your jaw and will act as the replacement root for your dental crown. In the following months, usually three to six, your jaw will grow around this post and anchor it firmly in place; during this time, you will wear a temporary crown to protect the implant and provide you with functionality.

Dental Crown Placement

After your dental implant is secure, you will return for the placement of your permanent dental crown, which will serve as an artificial tooth. This porcelain crown is custom crafted to look and perform just like a natural tooth.

With proper care, which includes brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing your teeth at least once daily after brushing, your dental implants can last a lifetime. The crown, however, might need replaced at some point.

Choosing an Implant Dentist

Many dentists who offer dental implants must refer out the surgical implant procedure to a separate oral surgeon. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we conduct both the dental implant surgery and the dental crown placement in-house. This helps ensure the precise placement of your dental implant, continuity of care through your recovery process, and the seamless attachment of your porcelain dental crown.

If you would like to know if you’re a candidate to enjoy the benefits of dental implants, please contact our implant dentist to schedule your personal consultation. with Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb and staff can be reached online or by phone at (800) 672-8518. Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville welcomes implant patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills and surrounding areas in New Jersey.