Dental Implants Caldwell NJ

Our surgeons, Dr. Michael Kirsch and Dr. Benjamin Jacobs have placed thousands of dental implants. Their expertise and experience are changing the way people live. Dental implants provide a foundation for replacement crown that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Imagine getting back the ability to eat as you did before tooth loss and knowing that your gums and that facial contours will be preserved. That is why our dental implant patients smile with confidence.

What Are Dental Implants?

The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that act as tooth root substitutes and are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. After the bone bonds strongly with the implant, small posts are placed that protrude through the gums and attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that would otherwise occur when teeth are not replaced.

The Surgical Procedure

At the consult appointment, Dr. Kirsch or Dr. Jacobs with explain the procedure in detail so you will know what to expect before your appointment. You will also be given a prescription for an antibiotic to begin taking an hour before your appointment. Once in the office, you will be brought into the treatment room and comfortably seated. For most patients, the placement of dental a implant involves a single 30 minute procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia. It is common for patients to remark that the implant procedure is more pleasant than tooth cleaning visit. If reconstructive bone grafting is being performed with implant placement or at your request, you may choose to have Nitrous Oxide, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia in addition to the local anesthesia.

A depiction of the upper jaw with all normal teeth
1. Normal
An example of the upper jaw missing a tooth with the jaw bone unhealed
2. Tooth Loss
An representation of a healed upper jaw bone after loosing a tooth
3. Healed Bone
An digital representation of the initial dental implant placed in the jaw bone
4. Implant Placed
A representation of the healed jaw bone after placement of the dental implant
5. Healing
An example of a fully restored tooth using a dental implant
6. Implant Restored

Once the local anesthesia has taken effect your surgeon will check to make sure you are 100% comfortable. The implants are often placed directly through the gum tissue without incisions. A special drill is gently used to make 2mm opening into the jaw. Dr. Kirsch or Dr. Jacobs will gradually widen this hole to match the size of the planned implant. The implant is threaded through the gum into the bone and a radiograph will be obtained of the implant.

Your dentist can work with the surgeon and make you a temporary restoration to be worn during the healing period. So you never have to walk around without a tooth, our doctors will often place the temporary so that you will leave the office with an immediate tooth replacement.

Recovery

We advise all our patients to take an over-the-counter pain medication before the local anesthesia has worn off and will prescribe a stronger pain medication just in case. However, it is rare that patients need the prescription pain medication if they follow the post-operative instructions. If you were just given local anesthesia, you may immediately resume all normal activities. Patients given IV anesthesia should rest at home for the remainder of the day.

For the first two to three months following surgery, the implants gradually bonding with the jawbone.

Most often the procedure is done as a single stage where only one surgical visit is necessary. In some cases the implant may be placed below the gum to allow for additional bone growth. In that case, a simple, painless procedure will be done to uncover the top of the implant once it has healed.

Costs?

The NJ Center for Oral Surgery offers a single all-inclusive fee for the entire implant process. This fee may include the consultation and x-ray, surgical visit including the actual implant, all post-operative visits and post-operative radiographs, all parts and procedures that are required for your dentist to restore the implant.

There are no hidden costs or charges. The fee also includes yearly periodic follow-up exams and radiographs for the first five years after the implant has been placed. If you are healthy and have no dental diseases, you may also qualify for an integration guarantee. Please ask Dr. Kirsch or Dr. Jacobs for details.

What Types Of Prosthesis Are Available?

A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by the dentist.

Our doctors perform in-office implant surgery in a operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility.

Why Dental Implants?

Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve you life. When you lose several teeth whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for oral rehabilitation more than 40 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.

Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations?

There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a partial at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.

Are You A Candidate For Implants?

If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If you mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.

What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used?

The majority of dental implants and bone graft can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with or without general anesthesia.

Do Implants Need Special Care?

Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dentist and oral surgeon.

Can I get more information?

If you would like see a video presentation about dental implants please click the underlined link below.

Click here to see a video about dental implants Due to recent advances, there are certain facts that we would like you to know before watching this video. The first is that many dental implants can be restored in as little as 2-3 months, in some cases the implant crown can be placed immediately. The video states there is a 6 month healing period when in fact it is much less. The second is regarding diet. Our patients enjoy resuming a normal diet within just a few days after the procedure. Finally, hospitalization is never necessary for dental implant procedures. Most of our patients have the procedures done under local anesthesia in our office and it typically takes less than 30 minutes. The procedure is painless and they return to their normal routine, including work, immediately after.

Learn More About Dental Implants

For any questions or to schedule an appointment, call Caldwell Office Phone Number 973-226-8444 today!

NJ Center for Oral Surgery

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Great experience overall,

- Isabel L

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The best experience that I've ever had at the dentist. Dr Kirsh and his staff were so accomodating to my immediate need to fix my smile for an upcoming wedding. I'm so happy I came to the office. Best Regards

- Angela H

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I would recommend Dr. Jacobs to friends and family.

- Joe M

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Everyone is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable. They also follow-up with a phone call to see how you are doing or if you have any questions or concerns.

- Mary C

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Good, friendly service.

- Robyn B

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Dr. Kirsch and staff deserve five stars across the board. I called as a new patient in pain with a dental emergency and could not have been more pleased when I called and Dr. Kirsch agreed to see me immediately and even came in early to accommodate me. I am a nervous patient and found Dr. Kirsch and staff to be friendly, courteous, and extremely professional. Dr. Kirsch was extremely knowledgeable and I trust his professional assessments completely. I will be returning to Dr. Kirsch and staff for all of my additional dental care in the future and would not hesitate to recommend them to my family and friends. My mother has already scheduled an appointment with Dr. Kirsch for her own dental care needs. Thank you Dr. Kirsch and staff for your spectacular dental care and warm bed side manner. It made all the difference in helping me during my painful dental emergency and I really appreciate it!

- Lisa O

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Extremely satisfied with procedure and recovery. No pain during or after. Dr. Kirsch is the greatest. Staff is outstanding.

- Avalon B

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Dr. Kirsch and his staff were caring, thorough, and overall outstanding! I could not ask for more in oral surgeon's care. Everyone took their time to make the explain all the options. Everything was excellent and I would highly recommend them!

- Diane W

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Speedy and comfortable recovery

- Faye S

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I was initially going to some other dude who was awful. He put a very bad taste in my mouth (no pun intended) and I was extremely skeptical about further procedures because of it. Thank you for proper and kind bedside manor, answering my ridiculous questions, and comforting me!

- Katharine C

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I have a difficult case due to an unusual bite pattern. I saw several dental surgeons before coming to NJOS but I'm so pleased I selected Dr Jacobs. He is very thorough and professional throughout.

- Jeff T

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Dr. Kirsch did an amazing job. I'm beyond satisfied with my treatment and highly recommend Dr. Kirsch and his staff!

- Adriana A

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I would recommend this practice to everyone. Even those who have fears. I only received local anesthesia and managed really well.

- Kay P

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I felt very relaxed and calm during my surgery. Most types when I get work done on my mouth doctors want to be in and out and take very little notice to how there patients are. How ever when I was here they made sure I felt as comfortable as I could be and really made me feel like prioritized.

- David B

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Best care and comfort. No pain

- Robert D

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I was extremely afraid of being put under for my surgery and Dr Jacobs made me comfortable from my first visit! He Answered all my questions and had a great surgery and even better recovery. He even called the following day which I feel now a days nobody does. Nice to have a doctor that actually cares about his or her patients.

- Lindsay M

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Very pleased with the professionalism of the staff. Dr. Kirsch explained everything beforehand and the extraction and bone graft was painless. Highly recommend to family and friends!

- Rena J

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So far so good dr kirsch was thorough in his explanation of procedure and seems very experienced and knowledgeable great traits!

- Richard serritella

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Everything went great. Appointment was on time every time and surgery was over before I knew it.

- Brian H

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If I ever have to have another procedure, I would definitely ask Dr. Kirsch to be my oral surgeon

- Judith B

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