When comparing more traditional dental reconstructive procedures, most of our patients find they have a better feel, better look and a more stable solution to their tooth loss once they undergo dental implant surgery. Dental implants have transformed dentistry and our Ridgewood implant dentist gives you a permanent solution to replace missing teeth with implanted teeth that feel and look like your own. Our well-informed staff educates all patients on the entire process, explaining that dental implants are much more than a cosmetic procedure. Replacing a lost tooth is vital in order to maintain the overall health and function of the surrounding teeth. It also helps to avoid tooth movement and any loss of bone from the jaw in that area.
Whether teeth are extracted or missing, one or multiple, it is now possible to replace them with dental implants. Looking amazingly like your natural tooth, an implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain. The first part is the titanium implant body that replaces the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. Our Ridgewood implant dentist handles your implants with precise skill, placing them within the jawbone with meticulous accuracy. Implants may also be used to anchor dentures that tend to shift when chewing or talking. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a much more natural-looking smile.
Dental implant surgery is done under local anesthesia and one implant, without any complications, will take a little over an hour. Your surgery is done in the office of our Ridgewood implant dentist at Middle Village Dental Group, and most patients say the procedure is less painful than having a tooth pulled. Some patients may have very mild soreness or swelling, easily treated with over the counter medicines, and it’s rare that a patient can’t return to work the next day. Usually titanium, dental implants are artificial roots and teeth and should last between 15 and 25 years. Our Ridgewood implant dentist shares expert knowledge and proven results with each patient, keeping you well-informed and comfortable during your procedure.