Guide to Dental Implants Find all the info you need about Dental Implants in NJ

Teeth Designed For Life

Dental implants provide several advantages over other procedures. In addition to looking and feeling like a natural tooth, a dental implant can be a safe way to restore a single tooth without compromising the health of neighboring teeth. 

The actual implant can last many years, or even a lifetime with proper dental care, making them a cost-efficient alternative to other options of tooth replacement. Dental implants replace the root of the tooth as well, which is beneficial for bone care. 

They integrate with the jawbone, which helps to keep the bone healthy and intact. Aesthetically, dental implants can look more natural than a bridge and can be easier to keep white and clean. With these long-term benefits permanently in place with dental implants, you can enjoy a life of better function, health, and confidence!

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Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Implants Are Amazing For Replacing Your Missing Teeth, And They Tend To Last For Decades Or Even Longer If Cared For Properly! However, Make Sure You Are A Good Candidate For The Procedure.

If you are experiencing tooth loss or had a tooth extracted, you may be considering getting corrective dental procedures, such as dental implants, in Voorhees Township, NJ. Before doing so, however, a dentist will need to assess your mouth to ensure you are a candidate for your new smile. There are many factors that can influence this and are discussed below. 

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Sufficient bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues with no signs of tooth decay or periodontal disease, also known as gum disease

If you are showing visible signs of gum disease, including swollen, red, tender, and bleeding gums, you may need to visit a dental specialist that focuses on treating gum disease, known as a periodontist. This is particularly important before potentially becoming a great candidate for dental implants.

You Need To Have Sufficient Bone Density In The Jaw And You Need Be Willing To Go Through The Surgeries Required For The Placement Of Dental Implants.

As stated, good jawbone support is one of the main characteristics of being a candidate for dental implants. A strong jaw construction supports the implant once installed. The reasoning behind this is if the implant is not reinforced by a strong bone than it can become loose from chewing.

Candidates who are dedicated to oral hygiene are excellent applicants for implants. Flossing, brushing and using a good mouthwash several times in a day assist in removing plaque which in turn are protecting the applicant against infection during the implant procedure. Visits to a dentist twice per year for that routine checkup makes for a good candidate.

What is a dental implant and how does it works?

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), an implant is a screw-shaped fixture inserted into the jawbone. Over time, the implant becomes fused – and firmly embedded – within the jawbone and serves as a replacement that supports the artificial teeth.

This ability of the titanium implants to become fused with surrounding bone tissue is known as osseointegration, is the reason behind the excellent success rate of dental implants, as they are embedded into the jawbone just like the natural teeth. 

Research has shown that the higher the degree of osseointegration (bone formation around the implants), the higher the success rate and longevity of dental implants.

At the same time, if there is an underlying infection in the gums or the jawbone, it can severely affect the clinical outcome of implant therapy and may even lead to implant failure.

In short, the success of dental implants depends, among other factors, mainly on your gum and periodontal health.

Typically, traditional dental implants require a good amount of bone to use as a foundation for implant placement. However, for patients experiencing bone loss for a number of reasons, this may not be the best option for them that is long-lasting. 

The All-On-Four dental procedure overcomes this issue by using as little as four dental implants to place a full arch of dental implants on a more efficient and sturdy foundation. Your dentist and their team in Voorhees Township, NJ can combine the use of top-notch materials and skilled expertise to create a custom smile using the All-On-Four procedure. This procedure offers a number of convenience factors compared to traditional dental implants.

The Best Solution for Restoring Your Smile

Finding a safe and effective way to replace one missing tooth can be difficult, but with dental implants in Voorhees, NJ, the choice is simple! 

A dental implant can replace one lost natural tooth without damaging any surrounding teeth and come with many permanent benefits that improve your health and confidence. 

Secured in your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge, dental implants are an ideal option for patients who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or aesthetic reasons. 

For most patients, dental implants will last their lifetime, improving everything from the types of foods you can eat to your overall quality of life!

Our board-certified periodontists in Voorhees, NJ are passionate about ensuring each of our patients receives safe and high-quality dental implant treatment. 

We work with patients to help them understand the treatment process and to ensure their functional and aesthetic needs are met. 

With decades of surgical training and experience placing dental implants, including zygomatic implants and ceramic options, our periodontists are uniquely qualified to provide this advanced care at our office. 

We can help you regain your confidence and health through personalized and long-lasting dental implant solutions!

Will All-On-X Restore My Smile?

Dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. When all-on-four implant-supported prostheses and planned and fabricated by an experienced and qualified dentist in New Jersey, they will not only restore optimal dental function but also give you an attractive smile. Your dentist will use high-quality and aesthetically pleasing zirconia crowns for replacing missing teeth with implants. A skilled and experienced dental laboratory technician can precisely match the color and shade of the zirconia teeth with that of natural ones. As a result, your new teeth will blend in perfectly and become indistinguishable from your natural ones. 

Did you know that cosmetic dentists also use dental implants, among other cosmetic options, to perform complete smile makeovers? An all-on-four prosthesis will also uplift your facial muscles, reducing wrinkles and creases to give you a more healthy and youthful appearance. So, dental implants offer the best aesthetic results when compared with other tooth replacement options. 

The key to a successful dental implant procedure is osseointegration. This is when the dental implant post fuses with your jawbone. If you have been missing teeth for a while, it is possible your jawbone has started to degrade. If you suffer from bone-related conditions such as osteoporosis, this could also affect the success of your implants. A doctor can examine your jaw to see if it is dense enough to support an implant, and if it isn’t, consider the possibility of giving you a bone graft to make it so.

The Long-Term Benefits of Dental Implants

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From Tooth Loss to an Attractive Smile

When a single tooth is replaced, the process begins by surgically placing the implant in your jawbone. This surgery has been pre-planned digitally  and is carried out using custom surgical guides and software for ultimate predictability and success. 

During the next two to six months, this titanium post begins bonding to the jawbone to serve as an anchor for the artificial tooth or teeth. Once the initial healing period is complete, an abutment will be added. This will be the foundation on which the replacement tooth will sit. There will be another healing period following this procedure, allowing the gums to recover. 

The final stage of the process is adding the actual crown or artificial tooth. If not completed by your dentist, our in-office lab technician expertly creates our implant restorations conveniently at our location. Best of all, it is standard implant treatment that you return to the office to receive detailed home care instructions to ensure you learn how to protect your investment and keep your smile functional and healthy for the rest of your life.

Dr. Meltzer Talks About Dental Implants

Are you experiencing tooth loss? There is no doubt that this can affect your smile and even your confidence. Dental implants can help correct this issue, however, if there is any bone loss occurring in your mouth, dental implants may not be long-lasting.

Fortunately, there is a revolutionary procedure known as, All-on-4®, or full arch replacement, dental implants that work to fix any tooth loss issue regardless of the amount of bone available.

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Dr. Meltzer is a graduate and professor of the University of Pennsylvania, and is a board-certified periodontist with over 38 years of combined experience. Additionally, Dr. Meltzer is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration and has placed over 30,000 dental implants. He’s internationally recognized for his publications, lectures, teaching, and contribution to implant dentistry and had extensive experience in dental implant placement using state-of-the-art technology. Even replacing a single tooth requires expertise from a trained doctor and choosing Dr. Meltzer for your implant care will result in outstanding outcomes and a new tooth you can benefit from for life.

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