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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.
Find out how this tooth replacement option could have you smiling again.
We understand how stressful and upsetting tooth loss can be; however, we live in an amazing age where dental technology makes it possible to create incredible, lifelike replacement teeth. In fact, dental implants are the closest thing you can come to a real tooth. They both look and function just like a real tooth. Are you wondering if this is the tooth replacement option for you? If so, it’s time to talk to our Ramsey, NJ, dentists Dr. Robert Boff, Dr. Banafsheh Goujani and Dr. Kenneth Gluck.
What is a dental implant and how does it work?
This metal restoration, often made from titanium, is designed to take the place of your tooth roots. In order for this to happen, our Ramsey, NJ, restorative dentist will need to place the implant into the jawbone during a minor procedure. The implant will become the foundation from which to support your false tooth.
The implant itself is not visible, as it will be hidden within the jawbone. Once the implant is placed into the jawbone the bone and tissue will fuse together with the implant, making your restoration a stable tooth replacement. While nothing can take the place of real teeth, dental implants can offer you the next best thing.
What makes someone a good candidate for implants?
In order to get dental implants, our dentist will need to make sure that you are right for this treatment. In order to do this, you will need to come in for a thorough evaluation. We will go through your medical history and discuss your goals when it comes to treatment. A good candidate for dental implants will:
- Maintain good oral and overall health
- Have a strong, healthy jawbone to support their implant
- Not smoke (or will quit smoking prior to getting implants)
- Be dedicated to the maintenance and care of their restoration
If you are ready to learn more about getting dental implants in Ramsey, NJ, and how they could benefit your smile for the long-term then it’s time to turn to Ramsey Family Dental to learn more.
You've heard of dental implants, but have you ever thought of getting one to fill that gap in your smile? Millions of Americans have one or more of these realistic tooth replacements and enjoy their many benefits every single day. At Ramsey Family Dental, Drs. Robert Boff, Banafsheh Goujani, and Kenneth Gluck, all recommend dental implants for functional smiles that last.
What are dental implants?
Studied and developed in the mid-twentieth century, dental implants have come into their own over the past 30 years or so. The single implant has three parts:
- A titanium metal screw surgically inserted into the jaw bone at the site of tooth loss
- A metal abutment, or post, which extends above the gums
- A custom-crafted ceramic crown
Some people also qualify for multiple implant placement to support bridgework or dentures. These multi-tooth prosthetics outperform traditional tooth replacements by lasting longer and more closely imitating natural oral function.
The implant treatment
Dental implant placement takes several appointments at Ramsey Family Dental. The first qualifies you for treatment, as your dentist examines your bone structure, gums, and remaining teeth. For superior anchorage and longevity, dental implants require a healthy jaw bone which is large and dense enough to hold onto the implant.
The next appointment at Ramsey Family Dental includes the actual dental implant placement. The dentist uses a local anesthetic to numb the area before opening the gums and creating a small hole in the bone. The device is then inserted into the bone, and the gums are closed with sutures.
The last appointment happens after many weeks of healing and osseointegration. What's osseointegration? It's the most important benefit dental implants offer. When an implant is placed, the jaw bone begins adhering to the titanium device. This incredible process makes dental implants highly successful, stable, and long-lasting. When fully integrated, the implant receives its porcelain crown.
Other benefits of dental implants
1. Dental implants last for decades, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
2. They keep bone and gums healthy and sizable.
3. They avoid the slippage and instability of conventional bridges and dentures.
4. Natural teeth surrounding implants hold their natural positions, size, and shape.
5. Care is as easy as twice daily brushing and once a day flossing. Six-month exams and check-ups are important, too.
6. Dental implants look real and perform as well as healthy natural teeth.
Find out more
Your professional team at Ramsey Family Dental will help you decide if dental implants are right for your smile. If you have lost one or more teeth to decay, accident, gum disease or other unfortunate circumstance, call us today at (201) 327-3060.
If you’re thinking about getting dental implants, you’re in good company. Dentists have placed more than 3 million of these popular devices since their introduction in the early 1980s.
But if you have multiple missing teeth, you might think the cost of all those individual implants could put them out of your league. Yes, replacing multiple teeth with individual implants can be quite expensive—but implant technology isn’t limited to one tooth at a time. A few well-placed implants can impart their proven durability and stability to other types of restorations.
For example, we can incorporate implants into a bridge for a series of missing teeth. Conventional bridges are normally fixed in place by altering and then crowning natural teeth on each side of the missing teeth gap with a fixed row of prosthetic (false) teeth in the middle to fill it. Instead, two implants placed at the ends of the gap can support the bridge rather than natural teeth. This not only provides greater stability for the bridge, it also avoids permanent altering the natural teeth that would have been used.
Implants can also support a fixed bridge to restore complete tooth loss on a jaw. The new bridge is attached to a few strategically placed implants along the jaw line to equally distribute biting forces. This can result in a strong hold with excellent durability.
We can also use implants to improve traditional dentures. Dentures normally rest directly on the gums’ bony ridges, depending on a snug fit for stability. But bone loss, a natural consequence of missing teeth, can still occur while wearing dentures, which may in fact accelerate the rate of loss due to the appliance’s constant pressure and friction against the gums.
Instead, just a few implants placed along the jaw can, with attachments built into the denture, hold it securely in place. This not only decreases the pressure on the gums, but the natural bone growth that occurs around the implant may even deter bone loss.
Depending on your situation, there could be a viable restoration solution involving implants. Visit our office for a complete examination and evaluation to see if implants could help change your smile forever.
If you would like more information on implant restorations, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implants 101: the Most Significant Innovation in the Past Century.”
Gaps in your smile don't have to be permanent. Dental implants offer an innovative way to regain your full smile. Ramsey, NJ, dentists Drs. Robert Boff, Banafsheh Goujani and Kenneth Gluck offer dental implants to patients who prefer a comfortable, long-term restoration method.
Implants serve as the foundation for your new tooth
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts added to your jawbone. The first step in the implant process requires minor oral surgery to make openings in your jawbone needed for the placement of the implants. Titanium is the perfect material for dental implants because it bonds easily to bones. In just three to six months, your implant will become a permanent part of your jawbone. Implants replace your roots and are paired with dental crowns to complete the restoration of your missing teeth.
Are implants a good choice for me?
Your Ramsey dentist will examine your mouth and review your X-rays to determine if implants will work for you. They may be a good choice if:
- You don't smoke: Smoking can also interfere with healing and bonding.
- Your gums are healthy: Healthy gums are required before you can receive dental implants. If you have gum disease, the disease must be successfully treated before you can begin the implant process.
- You have good jawbone depth: A shallow jawbone won't adequately support implants. If your jawbone is too shallow, your Ramsey dentist may recommend bone grafts to increase depth.
Do implants offer any special benefits?
Implants feel like your natural teeth because they're firmly attached to your jawbone. Once your implants bond to your jawbone, you can eat any food you like and won't notice a decrease in your biting power. Dental implants also reduce your risk of jawbone resorption, a problem that can occur after tooth loss. The constant jawbone stimulation provided by your implants will help prevent your jawbone from shrinking. This is a particularly important benefit, as jawbone changes can lead to further tooth loss and facial sagging.
Restore your smile with dental implants! Call Ramsey, NJ, dentists Drs. Robert Boff, Banafsheh Goujani and Kenneth Gluck at (201) 327-3060 to schedule your appointment.