Replace Your Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
If you are missing teeth, you are probably afraid to smile out in public in fear that everyone will recognize a problem with your teeth and judge you for your unattractive smile. When you are missing teeth, it is important for you to know that there are dental providers who care and that there are solutions to correct the problem. Dental implants are one of the most reliable missing tooth options for patients throughout Red Bank, NJ.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that can take the place of one tooth or all of your teeth. The dental implant consists of a small titanium post that is placed into your jawbone. The implant replaces your missing tooth’s root and provides a firm foundation on which to secure a crown for individually missing teeth, a bridge for several missing teeth in a row, or dentures for all missing teeth.
Depending on the condition of your current teeth, we may need to extract decayed teeth before placing implants in your mouth to support a full set of replacement teeth. Sometimes we can extract your teeth in the same visit we place your implants.
Your jawbone may be tender and sore for a bit after the procedure, and this is normal while the implant fuses to your jawbone. Once the jawbone has healed over a few months, the posts will act as anchors for your new teeth to provide you with a full smile.
Types of Implants We Offer
- Mini implants
- Full-mouth implants and single implants
- Implant-supported dentures
- Implant-retained dentures
- Immediate implants
Options for Patients with Bone Loss
If for some reason you do not have enough bone in your jaw to complete the implant procedure, we may have solutions! Our Red Bank, NJ dentist can provide bone grafting procedures to restore the bone in your jaw by placing bone material into your sockets.
Our mini implants can also be used for those who have bone loss, as their smaller size does not require the bone density that full-sized implants do.
Implant-Supported and Implant-Retained Dentures
If you are missing teeth or are tired of your dentures, we can secure your dentures with implants. We can use a bar that connects your implants together and attaches to your dentures, or we can snap the dentures onto implants by placing balls on the implants and sockets on the dentures.
Your Consultation for Dental Implants
When you come in for your consultation, we will ensure you are in good enough health to support your implants and heal quickly. Your consultation will be thorough, including an examination and X-rays. You can ask Dr. DiBona any questions at this time, and she will discuss any cons about the procedure. After gathering all your information, Dr. DiBona will discuss all of your options with you and will help determine what your best tooth replacement option is.
If she has determined that you are a good candidate, you will undergo the procedure at your convenience. If your teeth are severely decayed or damaged, they will need to be fixed or extracted before the procedure can begin.
If you are ready to schedule a dental implant consultation with us, please call our Red Bank, NJ dentist office at 732-945-5343. You may also fill out our online dental appointment form, and one of our staff members will call you shortly.