When you lose a tooth, you might feel anxious about your health and your appearance. We can help!
Dr. Weinstein can provide all the treatment options available to you when you are facing a dental extraction so you can have a plan that allows you to feel confident about your oral health.
One of the most popular choices for replacing extracted or lost teeth is dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants typically consist of three parts:
Implant post – a cylindrical screw that replaces the root of your tooth
Abutment – a small base that allows us to attach your dental implant crown
Implant crown – the part of the dental implant that is visible when you smile and looks like a natural tooth
Benefits of Dental Implants
While dental implants do require multiple appointments to properly plan and complete treatment, dental implants provide numerous benefits to patients.
- Bone retention
- Unrestricted diet
- Long-term solution for missing teeth
- Convenient care
- Excellent esthetics
- Support for bridges and dentures
Dental implants look so much like your natural teeth, that no one will notice you have a dental implant when you talk, smile, or eat. The only visible part of your dental implant will be the custom implant crown.
Dental Implant Treatment
Your dental implant treatment occurs in several steps:
- Treatment planning
Evaluation – First, Dr. Weinstein will evaluate your oral health and determine if you are healthy enough for dental implants. Healthy teeth and gums are essential!
Treatment planning – He will also take x-rays to determine your bone levels and may even refer you to have more detailed x-rays taken. This part of the treatment allows the surgeon to accurately place your dental implants in an area with sufficient bone.
Surgery – After your surgery, you will need time to heal. Dental implant surgery causes minimal discomfort, and patients recover quickly. The healing time we recommend will allow your dental implants to integrate with your natural bone.
Restoration – Dr. Weinstein will design your custom dental implant crown so it matches your natural teeth. This provides a lifelike look for our patients.
Maintenance – Caring for your dentistry is essential to its longevity. You should brush and floss normally, come to our office for dental cleanings and exams, and report any changes in your oral health. We will monitor your dental implant at your regular dental exams.
Contact Us to Learn More about Dental Implants
One thing our patients consistently tell is that they are thrilled with their dental implants and wish they had taken care of their missing teeth sooner. Dr. Craig Weinstein is here to answer all your questions and help you decide if dental implants are right for you.
Contact our Fords, NJ dental office to schedule a consultation and learn what dental implants can do for your oral health and your smile!