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Dental Implants – Implant Dentistry in Bernardsville

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

Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements used to counter tooth loss. In years past, your main options for replacing a missing tooth were dentures and bridges. Today, you have another option, dental implants.

How Dental Implants Work

A dental implant is a tiny, durable post that acts as the root of your tooth. It is carefully implanted into your upper or lower jawbone. Your surrounding tissue and bone will then grow naturally around the peg, holding the implant permanently in place.

Teeth may be lost for a variety of reasons. The most common include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Root canal failure
  • Gum disease
  • Trauma to the mouth
  • Excessive wear and tear
  • Congenital defects

Dental implants are used to replace the root of your natural tooth or to hold other types of restorations in place, including dentures, bridges, partials and dental crowns.

Implant Dentistry Benefits

Dental implants are extremely durable, much more so than dentures or partials alone. Using dental implants to hold your dentures or partials in place, you will seldom experience the embarrassing clicking or popping sound dentures can make when they are not 100% secured. By increasing stability, dental implants also help reduce gum tissue irritation.

Advances in the procedure, such as the development of a narrower “mini” implant, are allowing more people than ever before to benefit from this procedure. And, if properly maintained, these resilient implants can last a lifetime. Caring for an implant is the same as caring for your natural teeth. By regularly flossing, brushing, and scheduling routine checkups, you can ensure the longevity of your implants.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

You may be a candidate for implant dentistry if you:

  • Have sufficient jawbone: Your jawbone must be high and wide enough to fit the implant. A bone graft may be recommended to add height and width to your jawbone.
  • Have dense enough jawbone: Your jaw is made of hard and soft bone marrow. You must have enough hard bone marrow to hold the implant firmly in place.
  • Have healthy gums: Healthy gums protect your jawbone and surrounding teeth from becoming infected. Your gums must also be able to heal properly around the implant, protecting your implant and helping to secure it.

We offer sedation dentistry with oral and intravenous (IV) sedation as well as nitrous oxide to ensure your maximum comfort. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, there is a board-certified anesthesiologist on hand to make sure you are safe and adequately sedated.

If you are missing one or more teeth and desire a more secure fix than dentures alone, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville by phone at (908) 888-9858 or request an appointment. Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb would be happy to answer your questions about dental implants and provide guidance on this and other tooth replacement options. You should never be embarrassed to chew or smile. Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and nearby areas in New Jersey.

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I have been going to Dr. Patti since I was young and she is incredible. I still travel in from NYC to visit her and the team every six months. I cant speak more highly of the team’s talent as well as the comfort I feel in their office. Would recommend their practice to anyone and everyone.
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Brooke Macy
23:10 01 Jun 22
Exceptional Dentist, amazing staff!!
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Cardspunk M
23:27 25 May 22
I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville and Patti Swaintek-Lamb, DMD along with her tremendous staff. I have been to dozens of dentists over the years and hands down this has been my best experience and I loved my last dentist before I moved away. They are a wonderful combination of professional and caring. Great kindness and respect is shown to their patients. It is very welcoming environment. For those who dread the dental visit I recommend this office that works to create a calming and supportive atmosphere. The dental work/care was excellent from beginning to end and I look forward to my next visit.
Lynda Spencer
Lynda Spencer
22:31 21 Apr 22
I immediately get comfortable. Change is not always easy but the transition to Dr. Patti’s office was seamless, it’s as if they knew me already. The skill and knowledge of all is evident throughout the practice, as well as pride for their profession. I look forward to staying on as a patient for a long time! Thank you
Christina Klausner
Christina Klausner
10:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is an excellent dentist, professional and always listens to what is important to YOU. She has the time, expertise and personal touch while caring deeply about your desires and comfort. My husband, myself and 3 children have been using Dr. Patti for over 15 years and recommend her in the highest regard.
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Dana Macy
15:10 24 Mar 22
Dr Patti and her staff create a caring, professional atmosphere. They take adequate time to make repairs needed and fill cavities as painlessly as possible. Nancy Lee McLure
Frank Siwiec
Frank Siwiec
14:08 24 Mar 22
My two sons, 8 and 10, are both receiving orthodontic treatment from Dr. Patti and I’ve been so happy with their progress. She is very thoughtful and thorough with her plans to give them both a healthier smile.
Francesca Calogero
Francesca Calogero
15:33 16 Mar 22
Dr. Patty what can I say..I will not go to another dentist EVER. Dr. Patty and the staff get 10 BIG stars for the never ending patience they had with me over the years. Thankyou 🙂
Marilyn Zakaluzny
Marilyn Zakaluzny
13:14 23 Feb 22
Dr. Patti and her incredible staff perfectly mix professionalism and brilliance with an ability to make patients feel right at home. I have been a patient for almost 10 years and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. From teeth cleanings to more invasive procedures, Dr. Patti's team is unmatched. Lately I have been treating for my sleep apnea. I can say without exaggeration that the device Dr. Patti prescribed and developed for me changed my life. I went from fitful nights of frequently-interrupted sleep all while snoring like a jackal, to sleeping through the night without making a sound. My wife may be happier at this development than I am. In short, whatever your dental/sleep needs, look no further than Aesthetic Dentistry.
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