For many patients with one or more teeth missing, there is suddenly new hope for your smile. So it can be beautiful and natural-looking once again. Here at our offices, we are proud to provide dental implants in Wayne, NJ to people who are ready to feel confident with their smile again. Dr. Laurence Breiterman, a leading dentist who specializes in dental implant procedures, can help you discover the benefits of this revolutionary treatment. This surgical treatment plan can help patients get a permanent and convenient tooth restoration option that mimics a patients natural teeth. The process for dental implants from start to finish is simple.
The first step of dental implant surgery is removal of tooth remnants or damaged teeth. In many cases, when a tooth is determined to need extraction, your dentist can replace the damaged tooth with a dental implant. Some patients can skip this step if the tooth has already fallen out or been pulled.
Next, your jaw needs to be prepared and primed for the dental implant surgery. Dr. Breiterman first evaluates your jaw’s bone structure to determine if additional bone grafting is needed. Then, he transplants bone into your jaw to help strengthen it before the dental implant is placed.
Dental Implant Placement
After your jaw has healed, the next part of the process is the actual dental implant procedure. A post is first placed, and over time, the jawbone grows around the post for permanent stability. Afterwards an abutment over the post is placed if it was not part of the initial post placement procedure.
The last stage of dental implant surgery is getting the crown placed. This is the piece that resembles a tooth, and it is designed to look as natural as possible.
To get more information about how dental implant surgery could help your mouth’s situation, call our dentist in Wayne, NJ today to schedule an appointment. We can provide a customized treatment plan that meets your needs.