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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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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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susan palmer
14:10 04 Sep 22
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