Implant Dentistry

Implant Dentistry

Implant dentistry is a specialized field that focuses on restoring and replacing missing teeth using dental implants, which are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone by our dentist in South Plainfield, NJ, to serve as artificial tooth roots. These implants provide a stable foundation for dental prostheses such as crowns, bridges, or dentures, mimicking the natural structure and function of teeth.  

Implant dentistry is crucial in restoring oral health, function, and aesthetics for individuals who have lost teeth due to decay, trauma, or other dental issues. By offering a durable and long-term solution to tooth loss, implant dentistry improves chewing ability, preserves jawbone density, prevents neighboring teeth from shifting, and enhances oral health and quality of life. 

Types of Dental Implants 

Endosteal Implants 

  • Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implant, consisting of titanium posts surgically placed directly into the jawbone. 
  • These implants are artificial tooth roots and provide a stable foundation for attaching dental prostheses such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. 
  • Endosteal implants are versatile and suitable for most patients with sufficient jawbone density to support implant placement. 

Subperiosteal Implants 

  • Subperiosteal implants are an alternative to endosteal implants for patients with insufficient bone density or who are unable to undergo bone grafting procedures. 
  • Subperiosteal implants are placed on or above the jawbone, beneath the gum tissue, instead of being inserted into it. 
  • These implants are custom-designed to fit the contours of the jawbone and are secured in place using screws or other attachment mechanisms. 

All-On-4 Implants 

  • The All-on-4 implant technique is a revolutionary approach to full-arch restoration, offering a fixed and stable solution for patients missing multiple teeth or facing edentulism (complete tooth loss). 
  • With the All-on-4 method, an entire arch of prosthetic teeth is supported by just four strategically placed implants, maximizing efficiency and minimizing the need for extensive surgery or bone grafting. 
  • This technique provides immediate functionality and aesthetic results, allowing patients to enjoy a complete smile and restore chewing ability soon after the procedure. 

Mini Implants 

  • Mini implants are smaller in diameter than traditional implants and are often used in cases where space or bone density is limited. 
  • These implants are less invasive and may require less healing time than standard implants, making them an attractive option for certain patients. 
  • Mini implants can stabilize removable dentures or support single-tooth restorations, providing increased comfort and stability for patients. 

The Implant Procedure 

Preparation and Planning 

Thorough preparation and planning are essential before the implant procedure. This typically involves a comprehensive examination of the patient's oral health, including X-rays or CT scans to assess bone density and the condition of the jawbone.

Based on this assessment, our dentist at Park Avenue Dental develops a personalized treatment plan outlining the number and placement of implants required. Detailed discussions with the patient also occur to address concerns, review expectations, and ensure they understand the procedure's steps and potential outcomes. 

Implant Placement 

The implant placement procedure begins with the administration of local anesthesia to ensure the patient's comfort throughout the process. Once the area is numb, the dentist precisely positions the dental implant into the jawbone using specialized surgical instruments. This involves making a small incision in the gum tissue to access the bone, followed by careful drilling and placement of the implant.

The implant is then securely anchored into the bone, gradually fusing through osseointegration, forming a strong and stable foundation for the prosthetic tooth or teeth. 

Restoration and Healing 

After the implant placement, a healing period is necessary to allow osseointegration to occur. During this time, the jawbone fuses with the implant, providing a solid anchor for the replacement tooth or teeth. Depending on the individual case and treatment plan, temporary restorations may be provided to maintain aesthetics and function during the healing phase.

Once osseointegration is complete, the final restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, is custom-made and securely attached to the implant. The result is a lifelike and functional replacement tooth that blends in seamlessly with the natural teeth, restoring the patient's ability to bite, chew, and smile confidently. Contact us today to learn more!

The Benefits of Implant Dentistry 

  • Dental implants in South Plainfield, NJ, function and feel like natural teeth, allowing for comfortable chewing, speaking, and smiling without the limitations associated with traditional dentures or bridges. 
  • Unlike traditional tooth replacement options, dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and preserving facial structure and integrity. 
  • Implant-supported prostheses blend in seamlessly with existing teeth, providing a natural, lifelike appearance that restores confidence and enhances facial aesthetics.  
  • Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance, offering a durable and permanent solution to tooth loss. 
  • Implants promote oral health by preventing adjacent teeth from shifting, reducing the risk of gum disease and decay, and restoring proper bite alignment. 

Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry, offering a permanent and lifelike solution for replacing missing teeth. If you're considering dental implants, visit Park Avenue Dental at 160 Oak Tree Ave., South Plainfield, NJ 07080, or call (908) 757-3200 to explore your options and embark on the journey to a healthier, more confident smile. 


160 Oak Tree Ave.,
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

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