If you have suffered from the devastating effects of missing teeth, dental implants have the ability to change your life. Dr. Ira Goldberg is an expert in the area of implant restorations with many years of advanced training and experience. He offers full service, quality teeth implants at his dental practice located in Succasunna, NJ. While the process to have a dental implant restoration placed is more involved compared to traditional options such as bridges or dentures, it is by the far the more superior option. It will offer you better oral health and a better quality of life. To determine if this type of restoration is right for you, it is important to understand all the steps involved in the process.
Step-By-Step: The Dental Implant Process
Dental Implant Consultation and Examination – During your first implant appointment, Dr. Goldberg will need to determine if dental implants are a viable option for you. He will examine your entire mouth, review your medical history and ask questions about your current health. Dr. Goldberg requires that patients have a stable oral foundation that is void of gum disease or decay. To properly support the implants, you must have an adequate amount of jaw bone. If not, you may need to undergo a bone graft or sinus lift. A personalized treatment plan will be drafted to meet your unique oral health needs and aesthetic goals if you qualify for teeth implants.
Dental Implant Placement – On the day of your surgery, Dr. Goldberg will insert the small, titanium posts into the appropriate spaces along your arch. This is a fairly routine procedure and you will be under general anesthesia. The size and type of implants used will be determined by your unique needs. Dr. Goldberg may place a temporary restoration depending on the location of your missing teeth and type of restoration you need.
Osseointegration and Abutment Placement – Once the posts are placed, they will begin to fuse with your surrounding bone tissues during a process called osseointegration. This process typically takes between three and six months. This is a very important step in the implant process because this is what makes the dental restoration able to function like a natural tooth. After osseointegration, a small connector piece called an abutment will be attached to the implant. Impressions of your teeth will be taken and used to fabricate your custom dental restoration.
Dental Restoration Placement – When your new dental restoration is ready, you will return to our dentist office in Succasunna, NJ to have it permanently secured. This can be a dental crown if you are missing one tooth or a hybrid denture if you are missing multiple teeth. It will be permanently secured at by Dr. Goldberg.
Schedule Your Implant Consultation & Examination
Dr. Golgberg is committed to educating his patients about dental implants so they can make an informed decision about their own dental health. Getting teeth implants is a fairly routine process that offers a high success rate. To learn more about them, the benefits they offer and how the process works, schedule a consult and exam with Dr. Goldberg at his Succasunna, NJ dentist office. You can reach our office at 973-298-5893 or you can schedule an appointment online.