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Dental Implant Candidacy in Bernardsville

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

When you are missing one or more teeth, choosing dental implants over a removable denture or partial is often the best option. Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss, they look more natural than their temporary counterparts, and they protect your surrounding teeth from damage. If you are missing one or more teeth, your first step should be finding out if you are a good candidate for implant dentistry.

Requirements for Dental Implants

Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb will only recommend dental implants if she is confident that you have a good likelihood for success. The outcome of implant surgery usually depends on:

  • Having a sufficient amount of jaw bone that is also dense enough
  • Having healthy surrounding teeth and gums (no periodontal disease)
  • Having good overall health
  • Being an adult
  • Being a non-smoker
  • Needing to replace a missing tooth or teeth

It is important for you to be in good overall health, as smoking and certain chronic illnesses make it difficult for your jawbone and gums to heal properly after dental implant surgery. However, patients with diabetes or high blood pressure are still often good candidates for implant dentistry. If you have a chronic illness, make sure Dr. Patti is aware of your condition before you begin any procedure.

You must also be an adult because children or adolescents whose jaw bones are still growing may experience difficulty if a dental implant has been placed too early in life.

Regaining Gum and Bone Health Before Implant Placement

If you are currently suffering from periodontal disease or your jaw bone is not dense enough, you may still be able to enjoy the advantages of dental implants. Undergoing treatment to reverse the effects of gum disease or having a bone graft can return your jaw bone and gum tissue to the healthy state they must be in before implant placement can be performed. Different types of implants may also be used if you do not have enough bone structure to support a traditional single-post implant.

Once we have determined that you are a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb will place the titanium implants in your jaw bone. After your healthy bone and gum tissue has healed and made the implant stable, we will place your new dental crown, bridge, or denture in our office.

You can only find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants by meeting with an experienced implant dentist. To schedule your consultation or to ask questions about dental implants, please call (908) 888-9858 or contact our implant dentist online. We welcome patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and surrounding areas in New Jersey.

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See what patients like you have to say about our practice

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.
Brooke Macy
Brooke Macy
23:10 01 Jun 22
Exceptional Dentist, amazing staff!!
Cardspunk M
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.
Dana Macy
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.
Anthony Martine
Anthony Martine
16:47 04 Feb 22
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