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RJ Dental

Implant Dentistry
Teaneck, NJ & Roselle, NJ

If you're exploring options for tooth replacement, RJ Dental is here to provide all of the information you need about implant dentistry to make a well-informed decision regarding your dental health.

The Basics of Dental Implants

Dental implants have revolutionized patient care in dentistry. Originating from a dentist's desire to effectively mimic natural teeth, implants connect prosthetic teeth directly to the jawbone, just like natural teeth roots. Comprising three parts—an implant screw, an abutment, and the prosthetic tooth—this system supports your teeth with a structure similar to that provided by natural gum and bone tissues. With proper care, the titanium components of an implant can last a lifetime, although the prosthetic may need replacement every few decades.

Single dental implant before and after at RJ Dental in Teaneck, NJ

Step-by-Step Guide to Dental Implants

The journey to getting dental implants begins with a detailed consultation at our clinic, where our dental team will assess your needs through x-rays and digital imaging. This helps in crafting a personalized treatment plan. The actual implant process may vary depending on the initial condition of your gums and teeth. Typically, it starts with preparing the jawbone through a small incision, followed by the placement of the implant post. Healing and bone integration typically take three to six months, after which the implant abutment and prosthetic tooth are placed.

The process of getting dental implants

There are several crucial steps involved for getting dental implants:

•  Initial Consultation: At your first visit, one of our dentists in Teaneck NJ & Roselle NJ will assess your oral health to determine your suitability for dental implants. This might include taking X-rays or 3D images to evaluate your jawbone's health and density.
•  Implant Placement: The surgery is performed under local anesthesia, where the dentist precisely places the titanium post in the jawbone where the tooth is missing. This phase is critical as the implant must bond with the bone, a process that unfolds over the next few months.
•  Healing Period: A healing period follows the surgery, allowing the implant to integrate with the jawbone. Temporary teeth may be provided to maintain aesthetics and functionality.
•  Abutment and Permanent Crown Placement: After successful integration, the dentist attaches an abutment to the implant, which holds the new tooth. The custom-made implant crown, bridge, or denture is then attached, completing the restoration.

Dr. Buffong and same day teeth technology at RJ Dental in Teaneck, NJ

Evaluating Your Suitability for Dental Implants

Ideal candidates for dental implants are those without significant health issues that could impair healing, such as diabetes or heart disease, and non-smokers. Active gum disease must also be treated prior to implant placement to ensure the health of the gum and bone tissue.
If you're considering whether dental implants are right for you, RJ Dental is ready to assist. Contact us at (551) 369-2001 to schedule a consultation and explore your options for a healthier, fuller smile.

How Long Have Dental Implants Been Available?

You may have just heard about dental implants recently, but dentists have been experimenting with ways to improve prosthetic teeth, such as dentures and bridges, for over 50 years. While dentures are a great way to replace teeth that have been lost because of disease or trauma, they do come with some issues.

Some people never get used to dentures, especially if the dentures rub against the gums and cause sores. Also, while dentures replace the teeth you are missing, they do not fully replace the entire tooth down to the tooth root. Bridges also replace missing teeth, but like dentures, they cannot fully replace the teeth you are missing.

Types of Dental Implants: From Single Tooth to Full Arch

Depending on your needs, you can opt for a single-tooth implant, multiple-tooth implants, or full arch restoration. Multiple teeth can be replaced individually or with an implant supported bridge. Full arch restorations replace all teeth in a jaw with implanted dentures, supported by multiple implant posts, with similar healing times to single-tooth implants.

How Do You Take Care Of Dental Implants?

Because dental implants take some time, you may be wondering if taking care of the implants after your procedures are complete is difficult. Just like your dental implants take the place of natural teeth, you clean your implants in much the same way as you clean your natural teeth, with a couple of pointers.

You need to make sure that the toothpaste and floss you use to clean and floss your teeth are safe for implants. Ask our dentist which toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss you should use with your new implants. Also, when you are flossing, be sure to floss underneath the crown of your implant or the bridge of your implant if you have a multiple-tooth dental implant because food can become trapped under the prosthetic tooth.

While you can do nearly anything after getting dental implants, your prosthetic tooth or bridge that sits on top of your dental implants are not indestructible. You will want to avoid chewing overly hard or sticky foods with your implanted teeth. If you use tobacco, you need to quit because tobacco makes it difficult for implants to fuse and reduces healing and blood flow to the gums. Tobacco also dries out your mouth, which makes your mouth the perfect breeding ground for all kinds of bacteria.

Finally, be sure that you schedule your dental visits twice a year so that our dentist can check your implanted teeth.

Dental Implant FAQ

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

With proper maintenance, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Does it Hurt to Get Dental Implants?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the implant procedure, often less than that of a tooth extraction.

What is the Success Rate of Dental Implants?

Dental implants have a success rate of 95% or higher.

How Do Dental Implants Work with Dentures?

Implants can significantly improve the stability and functionality of full dentures, often through the All on 4 procedure, also known as implant supported dentures.

Schedule a Consultation in Teaneck, NJ or Roselle, NJ Today!

If you're considering dental implants, contact RJ Dental today to schedule a consultation. Our experts in dental implant dentistry and technology are ready to help you restore your smile and confidence. Whether you're looking to replace a single tooth or need a more comprehensive solution, we're here to guide you every step of the way. Call us in Teaneck, NJ at (551) 369-2001 or Roselle, NJ at (908) 488-5005 to learn more about how dental implants can benefit you.

Teaneck Location

RJ Dental
865 Teaneck Rd,
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4513
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Roselle Location

RJ Dental
121-125 Chestnut St, Ste 201,
Roselle, NJ 07203
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