The Dental Implant Process
Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, and 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 being placed by a qualified implant dentist. This entails a brief surgical procedure followed by the later addition of a prosthesis.
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 may wear a temporary crown to protect the implant and provide you with functionality.
Dental Prosthesis Placement
After your dental implant is secure, you will return to your dental surgeon 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 prosthesis, however, might need replaced at some point.
Choosing an Implant Dentist
At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we refer our patients to experienced implant dentists that we genuinely trust with your care. These surgeons will ensure the precise placement of your dental implant and continuity of care through your recovery process.
If you would like to know if you’re a candidate to enjoy the benefits of dental implants, please contact our office to schedule your personal consultation. Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb and staff can be reached online or by phone at (908) 221-1188. Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville welcomes patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and surrounding areas in New Jersey.