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The Dental Implant Process in Bernardsville

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. Receiving a new dental implant is a multi-step process.

Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is a qualified implant dentist and places dental implants to ensure they are in the most advantageous position for lasting strength. This process entails a brief surgical procedure followed by the later addition of a prosthesis.

Dental Implant Placement

A 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 give you functionality.

Dental Prosthesis Placement

After your dental implant is secure, you will return to our office 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 to be replaced at some point.

Choosing an Implant Dentist

At Proud to Smile Dentistry, you can trust us with your care. As an implant dentist, Dr. Swaintek-Lamb will ensure the precise placement of your dental implant and continuity of care through the recovery process.

If you would like to know if you might benefit from 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) 888-9858. Proud to Smile Dentistry welcomes 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 finished my Invisalign program and the results were amazing. Dr Patti and her staff are always wonderful to work with. You can really see the great culture with their team.
Lisa Florio
Lisa Florio
23:39 11 Jan 23
I’ve been a 20+ year satisfied patient of Dr. Patty’s. Her chair side manner and staff are both excellent. I also appreciate her patience and willingness to accommodate my hyper-dental phobia. I’ve recommended family and clients, all seem very happy. I’d give the practice a 5 out of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Liane Dobson
Liane Dobson
23:16 11 Jan 23
I have been going to Dr. Patti for the last 25 years. She is the best. Her practice is very tech savvy unlike other dentists especially experienced ones who are in the Stone Age when it comes to equipment, service etc.I have had experience will several staff on the team and I have not been disappointed even once! They are always very professional and courteous and good at their job.She has early morning or late afternoon appointments that are very helpful.I highly recommend her for all your dental needs!
Naresh Punwani
Naresh Punwani
22:35 10 Jan 23
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.
Dr Serena H. Chen
Dr Serena H. Chen
21:15 10 Jan 23
Another wonderful appointment. So kind, gentle and professional!!
Laura Dennis
Laura Dennis
23:24 13 Dec 22
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
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