Damaged or Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Can Help.
For years, the only dental procedures available for fixing tooth loss were dentures and dental bridges. Today, dental implants are available! These teeth implants can restore smiles that were once plagued by tooth decay and gingivitis.
Dental implants serve as artificial tooth roots for replacement teeth or dental bridges. These implants provide a strong foundation for teeth that otherwise would be weak and flimsy. Not only are they more durable, dental implants can make replacement teeth feel like they’re your own strong and healthy teeth!
Dental Implant Specialists in Manalapan NJ
Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey (SDNJ) is here to help if you are looking to restore the health and aesthetics of your smile. Not only is our award winning staff here to answer your questions, but our Prosthodontists are rated some of the top dentists in New Jersey! Learn more about the benefits of seeing a Prosthodontist for your dental needs.
Benefits of Getting Implants
Studies have found that the success rate for today’s dental implants is as high as 98%, with no or little discernable bone loss. In the hands of properly trained and skilled specialized dentists they are a safe, predictable and most often preferred alternative to old-fashioned bridges and dentures.
In traditional fixed bridges, the teeth adjacent to a missing tooth were ground down and covered with crowns in order to support the false tooth in between them. A dental implant used to replace a missing tooth is a less invasive, more durable and more naturally comfortable alternative.
Today’s implants are not susceptible to tooth decay and rarely get peri-implantitis disease, a painful inflammation of the gum and bone caused by dental implants. Our dental implant dentists in Manalapan, NJ use state-of-the-art dental technology and years of experience to ensure our patients receive world-class service and dental safety.
Another benefit of dental implants, or commonly called All-On-Four dental implants, is their durability. These implants are considered permanent and last many patients a lifetime.
Dental Implants: Before & After
12 Vital Questions To Ask Before Dental Implants
Congratulations! You’ve decided to invest in yourself and get your smile back by getting dental implants.
You’ve done your research. You know the procedure requires a post to be surgically inserted into
the jaw bone, attached to an abutment which connects the post to the crown, creating a prosthetic tooth.
Dental implants are ideal for replacing one or several missing teeth. You’re looking forward
to implants that look, feel and function just like natural, healthy teeth! You love the fact that implants are permanent.
Which is the exact same reason you have to be sure you choose the very best doctor for the procedure.
Download Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey’s Dental Implant Interview Guide. You’ll learn exactly what
to ask, including questions to avoid any unexpected dental implant costs.
98% Success Rate!
The success rate of single dental implants has been reported in scientific literature as up to 98 percent.
Questions You May Have
Common Questions About Dental Implants
How much do dental implants cost?
The average cost of a dental post, abutment, and crown is about $4000.
There are several variables in each treatment plan that will affect your cost, some of which there may be insurance
coverage for. Learn exactly what to ask using our Implant
Dental Implant Interview Guide to avoid any surprise expenses.
Do dental implants hurt?
We do everything to keep our patients as pain
free as possible before, during and after the placement of an implant. Most patients do
experience some discomfort after surgery, usually controlled by over-the-counter pain
medication. Once your healing is complete, you’ll have a lifetime of pain-free, natural
What's your dental implant process?
Before requesting an appointment with our specialized implant dentist in Manalapan, NJ, many patients wonder how dental implants work? Here is a process overview of how our Prosthodontists do dental implants:
- Placed in your jawbone, the implants (titanium screw posts) replace the root of the missing teeth and fuse it with the bone in a process called Osseointegration, when the implant locks itself into the jaw bone.
- The implants or All-On-Four teeth implants are then fitted with replacement teeth.
- Multiple implants can also be used to support a permanent bridge (replacing several missing teeth) which is cemented or screwed into the implants.
Can dentures be supported by implants?
There is good news for denture wearers! Even complete dentures can now be supported by implants in what is called an overdenture
, a removable denture specifically for people with a few natural teeth remaining. Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey not only specializes in teeth implants in Manalapan, NJ but also offers implant-supported denture procedures.
The advantage of an implant-supported overdenture is that it is completely stable, with no slipping, no rocking and no falling out. With an implant-supported denture or fixed bridge, there is no longer any need to use adhesives or to be concerned about teeth that move. A person’s ability to speak and chew food remains unaffected by implant-supported overdentures.
Can dental implants help when multiple teeth are missing or failing?
Millions of Americans have congenitally missing teeth, a condition almost always linked to genetics, which prevents one or more of their permanent teeth from ever forming. When a few teeth (not including wisdom teeth) are missing, the condition is called hypodontia, the congenital lack of six or more teeth (other than wisdom teeth) is known as oligodontia.
Studies indicate that as many as six percent of the U.S. population (slightly more females than males) have some degree of hypodontia. Missing permanent or adult teeth, especially front teeth, can have a profound effect on the self-esteem, confidence and social interaction of children and adolescents, as well adults. Once the condition is even suspected, the patient should be diagnosed and treated by a team of NJ top dentists, including an orthodontist and prosthodontist.
Congenitally missing teeth in adults are a cosmetic dentistry challenge best met with dental implants and restorations generally when the individuals are in the 18 to 21 year-old age range and their jaws have stopped growing. Implants replace the missing teeth, while eliminating the need for bridges, which require drilling down otherwise healthy teeth to support the bridges. Bridges can be uncomfortable and difficult to maintain and will, at some point, need to be replaced and updated.
A removable partial denture, or "flipper," can be used to replace congenitally missing teeth. Made of metal and acrylic, this appliance does not offer a precise and confident fit. They often press on the gums, they can break easily, they lack stability and can even cause more bone loss around the area of the missing tooth. In some cases, these partial dentures have to be removed when eating. Implants are placed into and fuse with your jawbone, assuring stability and preventing the bone loss and atrophy that can easily result from missing teeth. Implants are the most aesthetically pleasing and longest lasting tooth replacement option. They look and function just like natural teeth. They improve comfort and speech, as well as appearance.
Done Right, Dental Implants Are Forever!
Our free guide will help you make sure you’re working with a doctor in Manalapan,
like Dr. Courey and Dr. Zagami, you can trust to create a smile you’ll have for the rest of your life!
Need Help Finding a Dental Implant Specialist?
Trying to find a dentist? At Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey, we are proud to serve the community of Manalapan and Freehold, NJ with dental implants that not only improve patient’s appearance, but also aids in speech and the ability to enjoy favorite foods. Requesting an appointment is more than enough to make you smile.