Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Newark, NJ & East Orange, NJ
If you’ve lost some or all of your permanent teeth, dental implants can restore your smile and make daily tasks like biting and chewing easier. At Nova Dental, the skilled team of dentists boasts years of experience placing dental implants. The practice has two offices in Newark and one in East Orange, New Jersey, so patients can choose the nearest office. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or click on the online booking tool today.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are oral prosthetics that replace permanent teeth. Unlike dentures, they don’t rest on top of gums.
Your surgeon at Nova Dental inserts them into your jaw during an outpatient procedure. Following placement, the implants integrate with your bone, creating a base for dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or implant-retained overdentures.
Dental implants function like natural teeth. With good oral hygiene and routine dental check-ups, they often last decades.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer many benefits, including:
Improved oral hygiene Easing chewing and biting Durability Easier speaking Confidence
Dental implants are easy to clean and maintain. Instead of soaking them in a solution overnight like dentures, brush them twice daily.
Can anyone get dental implants?
To qualify for dental implants, you need healthy gums and enough bone to anchor them. To determine if you’re a good candidate, your Nova Dental provider conducts an oral exam and takes digital X-rays. They might recommend a prerequisite procedure like a bone graft or gum disease treatment if they detect any abnormalities.
If you’re living with a chronic condition like heart disease or diabetes, let the team know. These conditions won’t prevent you from getting dental implants, but they can increase the risk of complications, so it’s essential the conditions are stable, and the team is aware.
What does getting dental implants involve?
At Nova Dental, getting dental implants takes several appointments over a span of 6-12 months.
Your Nova Dental provider determines if you qualify for implants. If you’re a good candidate, they administer a local anesthetic and insert a series of titanium posts into your jaw.
Following the procedure, your provider prescribes antibiotics and pain medication. They also provide care instructions.
When the implants finish fusing with your jaw, about 12-16 weeks later, you return to Nova Dental.
Your provider takes impressions of your mouth with an intraoral scanner and sends them to a dental laboratory. The technicians use your impressions to design and manufacture restorations like bridges, crowns, or implant-supported overdentures.
When Nova Dental receives your restorations from the lab, you return to the office for the final appointment.
Your provider administers a local anesthetic, bonds the restorations to your implants, and polishes them. The procedure takes less than 60 minutes and requires no downtime or recovery period.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, make an appointment at Nova Dental by calling any of their three offices. Or book online today.
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