Missing and severely damaged teeth can make life difficult. If you’re missing teeth, you probably have a hard time eating and might struggle to speak clearly. Decayed, cracked, broken, and worn-down teeth can be painful and sensitive. Damaged and missing teeth can make you feel ashamed of your smile and make it hard to feel confident in social situations. Missing teeth can also change the way your face looks, aging you beyond your years, and seriously impact your health.
Dr. Israeli and our team at Sage Dental want you to feel great about your smile. With dental implants, you can eat what you want, live without dental pain, and feel great about your smile. Dental implants are a permanent solution to replace missing and unsalvageable teeth. Implants can give you full function and great smile esthetics that will look and feel completely natural. We’ve helped hundreds of patients reclaim their confidence with dental implants in Wall Township, NJ, and we can’t wait to restore your quality of life with a gorgeous set of teeth!
The strength of dental implants starts at the foundation with a post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. The bone fuses to the implant post over the course of several weeks after surgery. Once it’s fully integrated, the implant post will be a stable replacement similar to the root of a natural tooth. Dental implant posts also protect the jawbone from shrinking over time, meaning they can help maintain the youthful contours of your face and protect against strain on the jaw joint.
After the implant posts are healed, they’ll be ready for the crown, which is the visible top part of a tooth used for chewing and biting. The crown is attached to the post with an abutment, which is the middle connector piece custom crafted for your implants. Together, these three parts—the post, the abutment, and the restoration—will rebuild your smile with optimal results.
Dental implants are an incredibly versatile method for replacing missing and failing teeth. If you’re missing one tooth, we can replace it with a single dental implant that will look and feel just like your own. If you’re missing several teeth in one area, just a couple of dental implants can support a bridge to replace multiple teeth in a row. For patients missing all teeth in one or both arches, full mouth dental implants are an ideal replacement that come without many of the problems of traditional dentures. An implant-supported removable denture has far more stability and strength than a regular denture that sits over the gums. Full mouth dental implants can also be permanently fixed in place, meaning you’ll never have to take your teeth out at night! This option is the strongest, longest-lasting way to replace your teeth and will get you back to full function and a smile you can be truly proud of.
Most patients make great candidates for dental implants. However, they’re not for everyone. If you’ve been missing teeth for a long time, your body will start to break down the bone that used to support those teeth. As the bone shrinks, it can change the shape of your face, strain your jaw joint, and compromise your health. Whether you need a single implant, an implant supported bridge or denture, or full mouth dental implants, we need to make sure you have enough bone to attach your implant posts.
That’s why your dental implant process at Sage Dental starts with a comprehensive consultation with our implant dentist in Wall Township, NJ. We’ll discuss your complete dental and medical history and talk to you about your concerns and goals for your smile. We want to hear how your teeth are affecting your life and how you hope dental implants can help. Then, we’ll use state-of-the-art diagnostic technology to create a precise digital model of your anatomy. With these images, we can get accurate measurements of your bone tissue and tell you whether you make a good candidate for single, multiple, or full mouth dental implants.
Every patient has unique needs when it comes to rebuilding their smile. We’ll craft a customized treatment plan to address your specific case, which may include extractions or bone grafts. To ensure the best possible experience for you, we’ll also discuss your sedation options, so you won’t have to worry about feeling stressed or uncomfortable during your procedure, usually done in just a couple of hours
Most patients tell us their dental implant placement process is very comfortable and they have only minor discomfort for a few days afterward. We’ll give you full instructions for how to care for your healing implants and send you home with a temporary tooth or set of teeth so you can chew (within limits) and smile while you heal. Once your implant posts have healed over several weeks, you’ll return to us for your abutments and final restorations. Get ready to celebrate! You’re going to love your smile.
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