Dental Implants - East Brunswick, NJ
Whether you’re missing one, several, or all of your teeth, you no longer have to settle for restorations that require you to either alter your healthy teeth or slip or shift within your mouth. At East Brunswick Family & Implant Dentistry, we offer lifelike implant restorations that restore the entire structure of missing teeth, from the roots upward. As a result, you’ll be able to enjoy countless day-to-day, life-changing benefits. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ruiz and learn more about the procedure.
Why Choose East Brunswick Family & Implant Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Implant Placement Completed In-House
- 3D Cone Beam Scanner for Precise Planning
- In-Network with Many PPO Insurance Plans
What are Dental Implants?
IDental implants are small, screw-shaped posts that are surgically placed below the gumline and into the jawbone to restore the root structure of one or more missing teeth. They’re crafted from biocompatible materials like titanium that allow them to naturally fuse with the bone, providing a strong and unwavering foundation for restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures to be attached to. They also have a titanium oxide layer, similar to the material used in hip and joint replacements, to keep them from corroding over time.
The 4-Step Dental Implant Process
- Consultation: The first step of your journey will be to schedule a consultation with our team. We’ll speak with you about your smile goals, collect diagnostic scans, and complete a physical examination of your mouth to determine whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure. We’ll also walk you through a treatment plan so you know what to expect before moving forward with the process.
- Implant Placement: In order for a dental implant to be placed you will be given local anesthesia to help you undergo your procedure comfortably. In most cases Ruiz can perform your implant procedure from extraction to final prosthetic. In more complex cases, We partner with local expert oral surgeons to take care of this part of the procedure to make sure your implant journey always starts off on the right foot.
- Osseointegration & Abutment Placement: After your implant has been placed, you’ll undergo a three to six-month period where it will fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Once this has occurred, we’ll place a small metal connector piece onto the implant, called an abutment.
- Final Restoration: As soon as we receive your final crown, bridge, or denture, we’ll call you in to secure it to your abutment and complete your procedure.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants in East Brunswick offer a wide range of benefits, from making it easier to chew food and speak to improved confidence and oral health. This is primarily due to the fact that, unlike their traditional counterparts, dental implants restore the roots as well as the crown of missing teeth, making the results more stable, longer-lasting, and natural-feeling. Here are some of the advantages you can expect to appreciate with these restorations.
- Enhanced chewing ability: Dental implants rebuild your teeth from the roots up, providing an incredibly sturdy foundation for your restorations. This also means they can help you regain the majority of your biting power, allowing you to enjoy an expanded diet.
- Simpler teeth cleaning: Since your dental implants will serve just as your natural pearly whites, you won’t have to worry about any special cleaning products or techniques. Simply brush, floss, and rinse every day like normal!
- Boost in confidence: You won’t have to worry about your restorations falling out of your mouth, as the implants will be fused to your jawbone. This means you can feel more confident in your smile while eating, talking, or grinning.
- Jawbone preservation: Dental implants act as tooth roots, which stimulate the jawbone and promote stronger bone tissue. This means they can reverse or prevent your facial shape from changing—a common effect of tooth loss.
- Protect remaining teeth: If you’re missing teeth, any other natural ones can start to shift out of place to fill the gap. Dental implants can provide the necessary placeholders to ensure the rest of your smile remains unaffected.
- Improved overall health: Other than your appearance and your bite, tooth loss can also put you at risk of other bodily issues, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. With dental implants, you can significantly reduce your chances of developing further complications.
- Incredible success rate: Dental implants typically boast a success rate of 95% or more, even 10 years after being placed. With proper preparation and care, you can expect trustworthy results.
- More youthful appearance: Since dental implants help preserve the jawbone from deterioration or shrinking, you’ll be able to enjoy a more youthful facial shape in the long run.
- Long-lasting solution: Dental implants can usually last several decades to a lifetime with minimal dental care, while other traditional treatments like dental bridges and dentures can only go for a little over a decade before needing replacements.
Who Can Dental Implants Help?
Each dental implant process can vary from patient to patient, but due to the procedure’s versatility, most people facing tooth loss are good candidates. In some situations, you may need to undergo a preparatory procedure to ensure you have a strong jawbone or healthy gums to accommodate your new replacement teeth. However, we’ll discuss these details with you once we’ve had a chance to examine your smile during your consultation.
Missing One Tooth
To replace a single tooth, we’ll secure one dental implant below the gumline and into the jawbone. Once it has fused with the bone, we can attach the abutment and secure a free-standing, custom-crafted dental crown to fill the gap in your smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
To restore several missing teeth, whether they’re consecutive or not, we can either secure a bridge to two dental implants placed on either side of the gap in your smile or place a combination of crowns and bridges to restore gaps scattered throughout your arch.
Missing All Teeth
For implant dentures, four to six implants will be placed so that a denture can snap onto them using ball-shaped connectors or a metal bar. Compared to a regular removable prosthetic, implant dentures have a much more secure fit, and they also give a patient a stronger bite force as well.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The best way to determine the cost of dental implants in East Brunswick is to come in for a consultation. During this visit, we’ll provide you with a detailed cost estimate and discuss all of your payment options with you so you know what to expect financially moving forward. We’re proud to be an in-network provider with many PPO dental insurance plans, including Aetna and Delta, so you can maximize your benefits and reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. We also offer additional flexible financing through CareCredit.