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Dental Implants Specialist

Keep Smiling Dental PC

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Belleville, NJ

If you’ve been searching for a long-lasting and natural-looking replacement for missing teeth, look no further than dental implants. At Keep Smiling Dental PC, led by Frouzandeh Mahdi, DMD, and Elizabeth Sandoval, DMD, in Bellville, New Jersey, you can transform your smile with durable and strong dental implants. To find out if you’re a candidate, set up an appointment with the practice online or over the phone today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are strong titanium posts that act as artificial tooth roots. 

Once implanted in your jawbone and fully healed, dental implants are a strong and lasting anchor for artificial teeth like dentures, bridges, or crowns.

Dental implants are an excellent option for individuals who’ve lost teeth due to injury, disease, or decay, such as from periodontal disease. They’re also a great choice if you want to replace damaged teeth.

Dental implants offer numerous benefits, including:

Comfort

Dental implants and the artificial teeth they hold fit snugly and securely. They’re more comfortable and make talking and eating easier than with traditional dentures. 

Durability

Dental implants fuse with your bone, making them extremely durable. If you brush, floss, and regularly visit Keep Smiling Dental PC for checkups, dental implants can last several years to a lifetime.

Improved oral health

Dental implants do more than just fix the appearance of your smile. They also prevent teeth from shifting and stop jawbone loss. Also, because they don’t require dental cement to stay in place, you can floss between them. 

What does dental implant post-op care entail?

After your dentist installs your dental implants, your jawbone and gums undergo a healing process, during which the implants fuse with your bone. This may take several months or more. 

During this process, you go through varying degrees of soreness, particularly right after the procedure. You can treat your discomfort with over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. 

After your implants fuse with your jawbone and your mouth fully heals, you return to the practice for your artificial teeth placement, which your dentist attaches to the implants.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

For the Keep Smiling Dental PC team to consider you for dental implants, you must meet a few requirements. First, you need to have healthy gums. Your jawbone also needs to be healthy enough to properly fuse with your dental implants. Together, healthy gums and a strong jawbone hold your implants in place.

If you need dental implants but your gums or jaw isn’t healthy enough, the team may recommend a sinus lift or bone graft.

You also might not be a candidate for dental implants if you:

  • Are a heavy smoker
  • Struggle with an uncontrolled chronic condition like heart disease or diabetes
  • Are receiving radiation treatment for neck cancer or cancer of the head area
  • Are taking blood thinners

Dental implants offer the opportunity to restore your smile. To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implant restoration, book your consultation with Keep Smiling Dental PC online or over the phone today.