Dental Implants Montclair, NJ
Providing Implant Teeth As Permanent Tooth Replacement
Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Implants look, function, and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime with proper care and good overall health. If you’ve lost your natural teeth, you know it negatively affects everything. Functionally it improves how you eat and speak. And you won’t have to avoid the satisfying crunchy foods you crave. Replacing your missing teeth with implants can give you back your youthful facial support and the confidence to unleash your biggest smile.
The implant itself is a small post, usually made of titanium, placed in the jawbone to replace the missing root. Over time, the bone fuses with the implant for a stable foundation for replacement teeth (crowns). Implants not only provide a base for crowns; they improve the jaw bone quality caused by missing teeth.
If you want to restore your smile and once again be comfortable eating, smiling, and enjoying your life, dental implants may be the answer!
Imagine Smiling With Confidence Again
What You Can Expect
- Initial Consultation to Review Treatment Options
- Treatment planning with our dental care team to determine the best solution for your dental issues
- Surgical placement of the dental implants
- A brief 3-6 month waiting phase with temporary teeth
- Permanent teeth (crowns) are attached to the implants
- You enjoy the freedom of your new, beautiful replacement teeth
Dental Implant Options in Montclair
Single Tooth Implant
A single tooth implant is cost-effective to replace a missing tooth. It is a superior alternative to a tooth supported bridge that requires cutting the adjacent teeth. Because it is permanent, you care for it like your natural teeth.
Multiple Teeth Implant
You can get replacement teeth for multiple lost teeth with several single implants or opt for implant dentures, which replace several teeth in one complete prosthetic that attaches to one or more implants. The combination of implants with a partial denture or bridge provides the benefits of implants with a lower bridge cost.
All Teeth On Implants (All-On-X Implants)
A full arch bridge can be designed and attached to between four and six implants spaced around the jawbone for anyone with a complete row of upper or lower teeth. The full arch bridge can be permanently attached requiring minimal alteration over the life of the bridge. Your full arch bridge will transform not only your smile but your overall youthful appearance.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction is the most extensive form of dental implants, involving replacing all the teeth, both top and bottom. This treatment is usually life-changing for individuals with serious facial trauma, multiple damaged teeth or cavities, severe periodontal disease, or certain medical conditions such as Ectodermal Dysplasia, Dentinogenesis Imperfecta, or Amelogenesis.
Dental Implant Surgery In Montclair
The dental implant process is simple. After consultation and diagnosis with Dr. Davidson, we prioritize your goals with a treatment plan that works for you. We then place the implants and allow time for the bone to use to the implants. We then fit and attach your permanent replacement teeth. The result is a beautiful, life-long smile and teeth that allow you to enjoy every aspect of life.
Dental Implant Consultation
We go over your goals and what you expect from the dental implant process during your initial consultation. We do a complete dental exam and take detailed images using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) to accurately diagnose any issues and create a treatment plan. We also discuss the extent of any dental work needed and the cost of dental implants so you can plan accordingly.
Dental Implant Surgery
Dr. Davidson performs all our dental implant surgeries. He is a skilled implant surgeon with years of experience in precision placement and any bone grafting needed. It typically takes about an hour to do a single implant. Still, even with several implants required, the procedure usually takes no more than three hours. After the implants are in place, it takes three to six months for the jawbone to fuse with the implants and create a fixed base for the new, artificial teeth. Sedation is available to help with anxiety.
Dental Implant Restoration
After the bone matures around the implants, your replacement teeth, or crowns, are designed. We make your new teeth and attach them to the implants with abutments to secure them in place. From consultation to completion, it usually takes as little as four to eight months. Most patients go about their daily lives without disruption during this time.
Dental Implant Timeline
The timeline from your first appointment to your final smile may vary somewhat, but typically it looks something like this:
- Visit 1 is the initial consultation.
- Visit 2 is for placing the implants.
- Visit 3, typically a week after implantation, is a follow-up appointment to assess initial healing.
- Visit 4 involves making impressions of the implants and surrounding teeth to fabricate your replacement teeth.
- Visit 5, typically three to six months after the implants were put in place, involves the final installation of the permanent replacement teeth.
Cost of Dental Implants In Montclair
The cost of dental implants varies depending on how many teeth need replacing, their location, whether tooth extraction is necessary, and whether a bone grafting is needed to replace bone loss due to trauma or long-standing extracted teeth. Remember that teeth on implants provide permanent tooth replacement that is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth, making them well worth the cost for a healthy smile and full function.
Please contact our office at Edgemont Dental Arts Phone Number (973) 744-9330 to schedule an initial consultation. At that consultation, we will discuss your personalized cost of implants and the options available to address your missing teeth. We accept most dental insurances and offer in-house payment plans and Care Credit to make your implants affordable.
Dental Implants Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long do dental implants last?
The implants in the jaw can last a lifetime. They fuse with the jawbone, just like the roots of natural teeth. Your implant will stay in your jaw as long as there is bone to support it. This can be maximized with regularly scheduled cleanings. The crowns usually last from 15 to 20 years, depending on how well you care for them. If you grind your teeth or use them to open packages, you could crack a crack and need replacement sooner.
What is the best age for dental implants?
Any adult can get dental implants once the mouth and jaw stop growing. We routinely have patients from 20 – 95 years old receiving these life-changing implants. Yes, you read that right, 95 years old! We can replace missing teeth with implants no matter how old you are, provided your overall health is good and you have sufficient jawbone.
Contact our office at Edgemont Dental Arts Phone Number (973) 744-9330 to schedule an appointment to discuss your dental implant options.