DENTAL IMPLANTS

 

What are dental implants?

 
Many people think that a dental implant is one piece and that it is the white part of the tooth that you eat with. In reality, the implant is the part that is placed into the bone. So, to replace a single tooth- three things are needed: Implant Crown (what resembles the white part you eat with), Abutment, and Implant. Most of the time, bone grafting is required at the time of placement to ensure that bone encases the implant its self so you have a long lasting implant. Unfortunately, bone loss is inevitable with any tooth extraction. But it is a common misconception that patients do not have enough bone for implants.

Dental implants are made from titanium, are irradiated by gamma radiation to be sterile. They are inserted into the jaw bone. A crown or implant denture is placed on top of the implant connected by an abutment. Root form dental implants look like a real tooth in terms of size and shape.

This section discusses dental implants in the following way:

Restoration

This section looks at the various types of dental implant restorations. This includes a single restoration where only one crown (false tooth) is fitted through to a bridge and/or fixed dentures.

Placement

This section discusses the implant placement procedure. It can be performed under a local anaesthetic although in some cases, a general anaesthetic is required.

CAN ANYBODY HAVE A DENTAL IMPLANT?

Most people are suitable for an implant but there are a few exceptions. These include smokers, people who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), people with periodontal gum disease and anyone who drinks alcohol to excess.

Our West Windsor Dental Location

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330 Princeton Hightstown Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
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Thursday: 2pm - 8pm
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