Dental Implants in Bloomfield
Unlike traditional tooth replacement, dental implants restore your tooth from the root up. Whether you’re missing one tooth, several teeth in a row, or a full arch, dental implants allow you to have permanent teeth that look and feel like your natural teeth. There is no need to change your eating habits or oral hygiene routine to accommodate your dental implants.
Not all patients are good candidates for dental implants, but our expert dentists are here to help you decide if dental implants are a good option for you. Schedule an implant consultation to find out more.
If it is determined that you are a good candidate for dental implants, our dentists will develop an implant restoration plan with you. On a second visit, your dental implants will be placed. Dental implants (titanium posts) are surgically placed below the gum line to provide an anchor for your replacement teeth just as the root of your tooth did. An abutment connects the implant to your restoration tooth. You and your dentist will determine whether you should place the abutment at the same time as the implant, or wait until the implant has time to heal.
After the implant is placed, we will need to allow time for your gums to heal and for the post to fuse with your jawbone. This fusion with the jawbone gives the implant its strength and allows it to support your replacement teeth. The process through which your dental implant and your jaw begin to work together is called osseointegration from the Greek osteon (bone) and Latin integere (to make whole). Once your bone has fused to the post, your doctor will connect the abutment. Once your abutment is in place, we will attach your custom dental restoration.
With regular maintenance, your dental implant can last forever. This is not just a replacement, it is a full restoration that results in a permanent tooth that looks and feels like your own natural tooth.
Restoration of Implants
While your dental professional will try to avoid any dental implant complications by pre-screening you for risk factors, some implants are not as successful for a number of reasons. When complications arise with your implants, Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield is here to help you restore the implant, even if we didn’t place it. Our dentists are experts in implantology, and have years of training in dental implant placement and restoration.
Some dental professionals will recommend removal of implants if you experience gum recession, implant movement, or implants that become visible through the gums. But as trained implant restoration dentists, we can offer you a personalized treatment plan to restore your implant. In most cases, we can repair the implant with a minor procedure. If you invested the time and money in dental implants so you could have permanent dental replacements, then we want to help you keep your replacement teeth if at all possible.
If you have been advised to remove your dental implants or have noticed changes in your implants that require repair, schedule a consultation with one of our dental implant restoration experts today.
Digital Imaging (X-Rays)
All of our dental practitioners are trained in digital imaging for dental x-rays. Digital x-rays expose patients to significantly less radiation than traditional x-rays, and produce a higher quality, more detailed image.
The 3D images produced by digital imagining scanners allow our dentists to make accurate crowns, same day crowns, Invisalign® alignment trays, and accurate step-by-step procedure plans for complex dental care. Best of all, these images are instantly available to share with our patients, so you are part of the diagnosis and planning process. We are dedicated to the comfort and understanding of our patients, and digital imaging is just another way we provide our patients with superior service and care.
If you are concerned about traditional x-ray technology used by your dentist, want to find out more about same-day crowns, or would like to experience an Invisalign® consultation where you can see the straightening process from start to finish, schedule an appointment with one of our dental practitioners.