Dental Implants in Caldwell and Florham Park, NJ

Discover A Permanent Solution To Tooth Loss

Do you have missing teeth that make eating, speaking, and smiling difficult? Dental implants may be the ideal tooth replacement option for you. With dental implants from Dr. Jacobs, Dr. Kirsch, and Dr. Zambetti at the NJ Center for Oral Surgery in Caldwell and Foster City, NJ, you can get back your confident, healthy smile. 

We use advanced 3D imaging and implant planning technology to precision place the implants for long-term function and an aesthetic outcome. Patients who undergo implant treatment at our practice can eat all their favorite foods again, speak clearly and confidently, and smile brightly without worry. 

If missing teeth have impacted your quality of life, schedule a consultation by calling our Caldwell office at (973) 226-8444 or our Foster City office at (973) 261-8444.

What Are Dental Implants?

A woman holds a guided dental implants diagram and points to her mouth.Dental implants are titanium screw-like posts surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace missing tooth roots. Custom dental crowns attached to the implants mimic natural tooth structure and complete the dental restoration.

Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants fuse with the jawbone through a naturally occurring process called osseointegration. The titanium and bone fuse to provide sturdy, long-term support for your replacement teeth.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants work by mimicking the structure and function of natural tooth roots. The titanium implant screw acts as an artificial root that is surgically inserted into a prepared socket in the jawbone.

Once in place, surrounding bone grows into the implant surface in osseointegration. This creates a strong bond between the implant and jaw, providing stability for the replacement crown attached to the implant.

The attached crown emerges from the gums and looks and functions like a natural tooth. It allows you to eat, speak, and smile confidently.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer unique benefits that make them an ideal tooth replacement option for many patients:

  • Look and Feel Like Natural Teeth: Dental implant crowns are custom-designed to match your surrounding teeth. They emerge from the gums just like natural teeth.
  • Prevent Bone Loss: The implants fuse with the jawbone, preventing bone loss that occurs with tooth loss. This helps maintain your facial structure.
  • Permanent Solution: When cared for properly, implants can last a lifetime. They don’t decay like natural teeth and don’t need removal for cleaning, like dentures.
  • Improve Chewing Ability: The crown and implant work together to allow effective chewing and biting power like natural teeth. Food choices aren’t limited.
  • A Confident Smile: Securely anchored implants allow smiling, laughing, and speaking without the worry of teeth shifting or falling out.
  • Maintain Healthy Teeth: Unlike bridges, implants don’t require damaging adjacent teeth for support. Nearby teeth are left untouched.

Dental Implant Surgery Process at the NJ Center for Oral Surgery

The implant placement process involves multiple steps over several months. It starts with an initial consultation to assess candidacy, followed by implant surgery, a healing period, and finally the crown placement.

Consultation and Planning

It all begins with a comprehensive exam, x-rays, and consultation to determine if implants are right for you. Your New Jersey implant dentist will evaluate your oral and general health to check that adequate bone is present to support the implants. Together, you’ll develop a customized treatment plan.

Implant Placement Surgery

Most implants are placed under local anesthesia, so you remain comfortable throughout the short procedure. The oral surgeon opens the gums and precisely drills holes into the jawbone at the implant sites. The titanium implants are then inserted into the holes, where they will fuse with the bone over the next few months.

Healing and Osseointegration

You can usually return to normal activity the next day. Over the next three to six months, the jawbone will heal around the implant in the osseointegration process to firmly anchor it in place. You’ll return for periodic check-ups to ensure the implants are integrating properly.

Crown Attachment

Once healed, your implant dentist will attach a custom-milled crown to each implant. With the crowns in place, your implant restoration is complete and you can enjoy a fully functional, natural-looking smile.

Restoration Options for Dental Implants

One or more dental implants can support various tooth replacement solutions:Teeth-in-an-hour

  • Single Crown: When one tooth is missing, a crown can be attached to a single implant. This standalone implant crown mimics the look of a natural tooth.
  • Fixed Bridge: Multiple missing teeth in a row can be replaced with a fixed bridge attached to implants on the ends. The bridge spans the gap with artificial teeth fused between.
  • Removable Overdenture: For people missing all teeth in an arch, implants can anchor and stabilize a removable denture for enhanced comfort and function.
  • All-on-4®: Patients with severe tooth loss can receive a full-arch restoration on just four to six strategically placed implants. The All-on-4® technique provides an instantly fixed set of implant teeth.

Dental Implant Aftercare

Caring for your implants at home ensures their long-term success. Be sure to:

  • Brush twice daily and floss around the implant crowns to remove plaque
  • See your New Jersey dentist for periodic exams and professional cleanings
  • Avoid hard foods and chewing ice to prevent crown damage
  • Quit smoking, as this can hinder the implant-fusing process

With proper oral hygiene and follow-up care, your implants can serve you well for decades.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. The success rate of implants exceeding 20 years is 95 percent. Compare this to the five-year lifespan of traditional dentures.

Do dental implants hurt?

Most patients report feeling minimal discomfort during the implant placement process. Anesthesia can keep you comfortable during surgery. Mild swelling and tenderness typically fade within a few days using over-the-counter pain relievers.

How do I care for dental implants?

Caring for implants involves diligent oral hygiene (twice-daily brushing and flossing), eating a balanced diet, regular dental visits, and avoiding chewing hard foods/ice. Avoid smoking, as it increases the risk of implant failure.

Can implants be placed immediately after tooth extraction?

Immediate implant placement directly after extraction is sometimes possible if bone healing and strength are adequate. More commonly, grafting procedures and extractions are done before placing the implant a few months later.

Call the Skilled Team at the NJ Center for Oral Surgery Today

Ready to learn more about restoring your smile with dental implants? Contact the implant specialists at the NJ Center for Oral Surgery in Caldwell and Florham Park, NJ, today!

Drs. Jacobs, Kirsch, and Zambetti offer decades of combined expertise in placing and restoring dental implants. Call (973) 226-8444 for Caldwell and (973) 261-8444 now to schedule your initial consultation. New patients are always welcome!

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