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Implant Dentistry: Dental Implant Questions in Bernardsville

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

How long does dental implant surgery take?

The dental implant process often takes between four and nine months to complete. This advanced procedure is lengthy to assure a successful outcome. Please keep in mind that there are two different stages of treatment, one to secure the implant and another to fix the restoration to the implant. You will be given temporary teeth, so you will never be without teeth during these months.

Is there a chance of rejection?

Though your body will not reject a dental implant like it could a major organ, dental implants can fail if your bone and surrounding tissue do not grow around it. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is 100% compatible with your body tissue, allowing it to safely join together with the surrounding bone and actually becoming a permanent fixture in your mouth.

While the failure rate is low, it can happen. Some reasons for failure include:

  • Excessive or improper force on your implant
  • Misalignment
  • Gum disease

If your implant does fail, you can try again once your mouth heals. This typically takes several months.

How much pain is involved with this procedure?

As with any surgery, there is a chance of pain and discomfort. Your dental surgeon will offer sedation dentistry options so that you can relax during the procedure while feeling and remembering very little, if anything, from your treatment. The day after your surgery, you will receive a prescription for medication that can ease any postoperative discomfort.

Who is not a good candidate for dental implants?

Certain medical factors can prevent your from being a good candidate.

Some of these include:

  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Blood disorders
  • Bone marrow cancer
  • Chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Poor bone quality
  • Insufficient bone
  • Low sinuses
  • Nerve bundles

What factors play a role in the long-term success of my dental implant?

Long-term success will depend on the quality and quantity of your bone. The quality of the restoration placed on top of the implant will also play a major role in long-term success of your implant.

If you live in the Morristown, New Jersey area and want to learn more about dental restoration options, please contact Bernardsville implant dentist, Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb, at contacting us or calling (908) 888-9858 to arrange a consultation at our warm, friendly office. We look forward to helping restore your dental health.

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susan palmer
susan palmer
14:10 04 Sep 22
Patti and her team always provide first class service. The team is outstanding as is their work. Service is amazing. Staff is awesome, amazing and nice. Best dental location I have been to. Very professionals. In summary, Patti and team really provide the best dental experience I have had with any dentist cabinets over the years. Simply put fantastic! Very professional! My wife and I are always so relaxed and calm through it all for their work as well as the important safety measures they have taken to mitigate any risk associated with the current environment. A big thanks to Patti and the team for their professionalism, dedication to their work and safety.
Santino Basile
Santino Basile
15:01 03 Sep 22
Excellent … I had a concern and was immediately fit into the weeks schedule. From Francesca at the front desk to Nannette and Paul who are the dental assistants they were kind and calmingAs for Dr Lamb she was able to address my concern and figure out a treatment the same day. She took the time to listen . As for the procedure she was gentle and the procedure went smoothly.I would absolutely recommend the practice
stacey bauer
stacey bauer
22:24 25 Aug 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
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Diane Quinn
22:11 23 Aug 22
Always so professional and friendly- thank you, Dr. Patti & staff!
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21:41 12 Aug 22
Dr. Patti is the best. All of them, they are so kind
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Maria Isabel Fernandez Suelto
22:06 10 Aug 22
Dr Patti and her staff are always so warm and welcoming. Love Dr Patti 's detailed, functional approach to orthodontics. After working with many other orthodontists, I can say that her respectful, kind, practical manner and her obvious love and enthusiasm for her profession really stands out.
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Dr Serena H. Chen
00:14 14 Jul 22
Everyone was on time, professional, extremely competent and friendly. I would very highly recommend Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville.
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11:11 13 Jul 22
The new state of the art office is beautiful and the staff were so kind and efficient. I waited in my car until the time of my appointment and they called me to come in.
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