Dental implants are changing the way people live! With implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life. These permanent tooth replacements look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Call us at 732-295-1616 to schedule your consultation with Dr. John Tortora and Dr. Travis Smith and learn if you are a candidate for dental implants in Brick, New Jersey.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for permanent replacement teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by our dentists or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon recommended by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Your oral surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Then, our experienced dentists will be able to begin making your new teeth. An impression will be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
For more information about dental implants and to make your appointment with our dental professionals, please contact our practice today.