Are you missing teeth? Do you have broken or cracked teeth in your mouth? If so, dental implants from Ramsey Family Dental might be right for you. Led by Robert Boff, DMD and Banafsheh Goujani, DMD, our Ramsey, NJ, office can help you get the teeth you've been wanting.
To learn more about this treatment read the answers to some frequently asked questions below:
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are pieces of titanium that are designed to fit into a patient's jawbone, directly in the place where the tooth roots used to be. These implants are then secured to the jaw to create a secure, natural feeling base for artificial teeth.
Do I qualify for dental implants?
Patients who typically qualify for dental implants are people with high bone density and a strong immune system. Although not all patients are initially eligible to receive dental implants (sometimes due to a lack of bone density, other times because of gum disease), your dentist can often perform certain treatments that will end up qualifying patients for dental implants
What is the dental implant process?
The process for getting implants can be lengthy and require several appointments. Each procedure is an outpatient procedure, allowing time for healing and planning in between appointments.
- The first appointment may involve removing broken teeth and preparing gums for implants to be inserted. Patients may receive antibiotics to avoid any infection in the gums.
- The next appointment may include the placement of dental implants and attachment of artificial teeth. Surgery is involved in the process for dental implants, however, a local anesthetic is used in order to ensure that the procedure is as comfortable as possible.
- Following the implant installation, a healing period is required to allow the implant to naturally fuse with the jawbone (sometimes taking six months to a year)
- Once the fusion process has completed, you will return to the office to have a crown attached to the implant—a step that finalizes your new tooth!
Do dental implants require special care?
After receiving dental implants, it is extremely important for patients to follow their dentist's treatment plan. It is just as critical to practice strict oral hygiene with implants as it is with natural teeth. As the American Dental Association recommends, everyone must brush twice a day and floss once a day for healthy teeth and gums.
Interested? Give us a call!
If it sounds like dental implants will work for you, call Ramsey Family Dental today at (201) 327-3060 to schedule your consultation.