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If you have a missing tooth

Friday, May 03, 2013
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IF YOU HAVE A MISSING TOOTH there are typically three options. You could get a bridge, which protects the surrounding teeth and helps keep them from moving. You can get a partial denture, which is a removable placeholder for the missing tooth. Or you can get an implant. A dental implant is a safe, permanent, aesthetically pleasing solution for a missing tooth.

You may be tempted to think that there"s a viable option #4 called "ignore it". But that would be a mistake. Missing teeth can cause serious problems in your mouth including shifting teeth, additional tooth loss, deteriorating gums, and weakened bone structure.

How Implants Work



  • Step 1: The implant process begins with a small rod (or "titanium post") that is anchored in your jaw. This post fuses to existing bone and imitates the function of dental roots.

  • Step 2: Typically there's a 3–6 month healing time to ensure complete and proper post fusion. During this time, a temporary crown protects your mouth, gums, and adjacent teeth.

  • Step 3: After the area has fully healed, a custom crown is placed on the post.


Why Choose Our Practice For Your Dental Implant?


With more than 25 years of experience as an exceptional Manalapan, NJ dentist and prosthodontist, Dr. James Courey has built a one-of-a-kind dental practice where leading prosthodontists, hygienists, & specialty-trained assistants provide our patients with unparalleled care.

Prosthodontists specialize in the restoration and replacement of teeth with implants, bridges, dentures and cosmetic/aesthetic restorations. As the American College of Prosthodontists notes, "Extensive training and experience provide prosthodontists with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and the creation of tooth replacements."

 What Our Other Patients Are Saying About Implants…

Our implant patients' ages range from 17 years to 98 years old and they all agree…dental implants have changed their lives for the better. Whether your reason is to enhance cosmetic appearance or to improve function, dental implants are a great choice.

If You're Missing One Or More Teeth


If you're missing one or more teeth, call us 732-577-0555) for a consultation. We'd love to visit with you, clearly explain all of your options, and answer any questions you have. Here at Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey, we want to be sure that you have a healthy, confident smile that lasts a lifetime.

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