Dental Implants - East Brunswick, NJ
Missing teeth can affect your appearance, confidence, and health, but dental implants offer a reliable and durable solution—and they look just like natural teeth as well! Let East Brunswick Family & Implant Dentistry save your smile with dental implants from our East Brunswick, NJ dentist!
The dental implant has been in use for more than 30 years. Dental implants begin with a titanium post being placed into the bone. Titanium simulates an actual tooth root, and because it is a biocompatible material, the bone naturally fuses around it. Dental implants can support different dental prostheses, including dental crowns, bridges, or dentures to replace any number of missing teeth.
When a tooth is lost, the part of the bone that supported the tooth no longer has a purpose. Remaining teeth can shift, which creates gaps and increases the likelihood of decay and gum disease. In addition, chances are higher that you could lose adjacent teeth. Dental implants can alleviate these conditions and help to decrease bone loss. Are you ready to get your complete smile back? Contact us today to see what dental implants can do for you.
Dental 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 Dr. 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 these part of the procedure to make sure your implant journey always starts off on the right foot. Once healed, you will receive your new replacement tooth or bridge.
Dental Implant-Retained Dental Crowns & Bridges
An implant-retained crown is how we can restore a single tooth using a dental implant. It consists of three basic parts: the implant post itself, an all-porcelain crown, and a metal connector called an abutment that attaches the two. This crown will resemble the neighboring teeth in every way, so only you and your dentist will know that it is a dental prosthetic.
Two of these implant crowns can actually be used to form a bridge to replace multiple teeth in a row. One implant crown will be placed on either side of the gap in your smile, and they will be bonded to prosthetic teeth to close it.
Tired of your uncomfortable, unreliable dentures? Now, we can give you a rock-solid denture thanks to dental implants. For implant-retained 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-retained dentures have a much more secure fit, the fit actually lasts longer, and they also give a patient a stronger bite force as well.