Dental Implants

At Edison Dental, we are committed to being your comprehensive dental care provider. You can turn to our dental staff for everything from full dentures to dental veneers. Our team of dental experts can also provide you with dental implants.

 

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a metal base that is surgically inserted into the gums and is permanently fused with the jaw bone. Artificial teeth, usually made from a ceramic material, are then mounted onto the metal base and are designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth.

 

Am I Eligible?

To determine if you are eligible for dental implant surgery, consult with a qualified dentist. Our team of trusted surgeons provide service to the Edison, New Brunswick, and Plainfield areas. We encourage you to call today at 732-410-6294 to make an appointment.

Dental implants can be an excellent option for patients with missing or damaged teeth. A qualified specialist will examine the health of your gums and jaw bones to determine if you are eligible for dental implants.

 

How Do They Compare with Other Options?

Dental implants have a very natural feel and look, and are one of the sturdiest and most durable substitutes for natural teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that actually stimulates bone growth.

Further, many patients may have oral health issues that make bridges and dentures unsuitable, such as sensitive gum tissue.

 

What is Surgery Like?

There are two different kinds of dental implants: subperiosteal implants and endosteal implants.

When a patient receives subperiosteal implants, a metal frame, often made of titanium, is attached to the jaw bone by inserting it through the gums. After giving the gums a few weeks to heal, the dentist will perform a second surgery. This time, posts are attached to the frame, from which the surgeon will mount the new teeth.

 

With endosteal implants, a dentist inserts into the jaw a base that resembles a small screw. Just like with subperiosteal implants, the mouth is given time to heal. Once sufficient time has passed, posts will be attached by the dentist, along with the artificial teeth that are to be connected to them.

 

How Long is the Recovery Period? Will it Be Painful?

The average time it takes to recover will vary from one person to another, and is often influenced by factors such as the patient’s age, general health, and the extent of the surgery.

Levels of pain experienced can also vary but can be controlled by pain medication in consultation with your specialist.

 

How Should I Care for My New Teeth?

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is vital to prevent possible infections and facilitate a smooth recovery. Consult your dentist on the best regimen to follow.

Generally, habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol use slow the recovery process. Patients should bring any questions to a qualified specialist.

Our team at Edison Dental serves patients in Edison, New Brunswick and Plainfield. Call us today at 732-410-6294 to make an appointment or learn more about our other offerings such as partial dentures and our emergency dental care service.