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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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As always, the staff was warm and welcoming and Dr. Patti listened thoughtfully to all of my concerns and was able to address right on the spot!! She does BEAUTIFUL work!!
Janine Rose
Janine Rose
13:03 10 Nov 22
Thank you for a great job
Eddie Comanche
Eddie Comanche
11:27 10 Nov 22
After a thorough, painfree cleaning by the dental hygienist (Karima), Dr. Patti repaired a molar for me. The injection and filling were painless and she explained everything throughout the process. The entire staff is professional and friendly. Best ever dental experience for someone with dental anxiety.The office very recently underwent renovation and it’s gorgeous.
Doris White
Doris White
02:07 10 Nov 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
Diane Quinn
Diane Quinn
23:45 08 Nov 22
The best cleaning I ever had! Very friendly, professional, and courteous. I would highly recommend to anyone!!!
The Rods
The Rods
23:06 19 Oct 22
As someone with a large fear of dentists there is a reason I’ve been coming here for over a decade. The greatest staff, the cleanest and nicest environment, I could go on forever! Just go 🙂
Ashlyn Nicole
Ashlyn Nicole
22:26 19 Oct 22
I always love going to see Dr. Patty and her team. I even met an intern, Paul who is looking to attend Dental School. What a great job giving this young man experience.
Lisa Florio
Lisa Florio
19:58 13 Oct 22
Dr. Patti and her staff are the best. She is very skillful and knowledgeable. She spends time to explain what needs to be done and to answer all questions. She is also a perfectionist who will take as much time as is needed to get the best results for her patients. Her office is state of the art and the staff is also knowledgeable and courteous.
Malinee Sastrasinh
Malinee Sastrasinh
22:59 29 Sep 22
you provide the best dental care in NJ! Thank you!
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