Dental Implants Nutley NJ
- What Are Dental Implants?
- Dental Implants FAQs
- Related Dental Implant Links
- Patient Reviews: Dental Implants
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What Are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
Dental Implants FAQs
- Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations?
- When Are Dental Implants Placed?
- How Many Dental Implants Do I Need?
Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations?
There are several reasons: A dental bridge can sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge the space of the missing tooth/teeth. In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.
When Are Dental Implants Placed?
Implants are often placed several months after extraction. At times, an implant may be placed immediately after extraction of a tooth. This may involve a little more risk, but it simplifies the process and you won’t have to wait for another appointment to place the implant. When infection or other problems with the bone are present, immediate implant placement is not the best treatment.
How Many Dental Implants Do I Need?
Most frequently, one implant per missing tooth is placed. Because many of the larger teeth in the back of your jaws have two or three roots, the most common approach is to replace missing back teeth with larger implants.
Related Dental Implant Links
- Review our surgical instructions for After Placement of Dental Implants
Patient Reviews: Dental Implants
The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology
Patient Review by Kevin T
Dr. Echo is a very talented surgeon, he is all about zero pain. I had so major work done, no problem for him. I flew back from Chicago, just to get my implant work finished up. Don't think of going anywhere else!
- Kevin T
Patient Review by Frances K
For many years I have worn traditional dentures with each year becoming more and more difficult to enjoy many types of foods and eventually unable to speak with confidence. I decided to look into implants and was at first told nothing could be done for me because I had too much bone loss. That is until I met Dr. Echo, who said he would be able to help me with an implant-supported denture. I went forward with the procedure and it has been a life changing experience! I no longer have to hesitate and think about what I can and cannot eat; I can eat everything. I am no longer the only one eating fish while every one else is eating steak. I can speak with total confidence; I don’t hesitate to smile, again,it is life changing to be free of the restraints that come with traditional dentures
- Frances K
Patient Review by Fran K
I will be forever grateful to my dentist for sending me to Dr. Echo, and I will be forever thankful that I went. For years I had been told that nothing could be done, other than traditional dentures because of significant bone loss. However, Dr. Echo was the first to offer hope that implants could be successful. Not only were the implants successful, but they were life changing. For the first time in more than 40 years I did not have to make decisions and think about the consistency of food before choosing what to eat. While getting my throat checked during a physical, I could open my mouth wide without the embarrassment of dentures moving around. No more concerns about dining out! And I had forgotten how delicious cashews are, no more worrying about pieces getting under the denture. There are so many “adjustments” to life and living as it was meant to be that I had to make in order to accommodate having traditional dentures; it is life changing to be free of those restraints. The actual experience of getting the implants was another positive I had not expected. Dr. Echo and his staff make the whole procedure from beginning to end a pleasant one. From the moment you walk into the office you can sense the friendliness and professionalism. I highly recommend Dr. Echo if you are considering implants or any other surgery in his area of expertise.
- Fran K
Patient Review by Linda S
Overall a great experience! Dr. Echo was patient, thorough and answered all my questions along with giving me some great advice along with a treatment program. Thank you Dr. Echo!!
- Linda S
Patient Review by Brian G
Dr Echo and his staff are amazing. You are greeted the moment you enter the beautiful waiting room by the friendly staff. Dr. Echo will describe the procedure completely and thoroughly in a way that is easily understood and answer any and all questions you may have. I was encouraged to call the office if I had any additional questions. On the day of the procedure I felt comfortable and very confident throughout. After surgery Dr. Echo gave me very comprehensive post op instructions, and I was again encouraged to call the office with any concerns. The follow up visits were exactly the same; courteous, knowledgeable front desk and nursing staff and Dr. Echo Made sure that I left with all the information I needed. His descriptions throughout were very comprehensive and he put me at ease with his oftentimes humorous demeanor, which is exactly the kind of experience I needed when going for oral surgey! I would highly recommend Dr. Echo to anyone.
- Brian G