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Over the course of the past twenty years, dental implants have become the industry standard for replacing a single lost tooth. Patients who lost multiple teeth in one area of their mouth, often has to suffice with a removable partial to at least restore some of the function and appearance of the missing teeth. Thanks to recent advances in dental implant technology, dental implants can now be used to create anchor points to later mount a bridge.

At the start of the process a Best Dental Care NJ, LLC dentist will examine the area and take a few X-rays It’s somewhat common for teeth that were extracted or compromised by chronic periodontal disease to result in a loss of bone structure in your jaw. If this is the case, the dentist might recommend that you receive a bone graft to restore enough structure to mount an implant.

The implant procedure is often performed outpatient basis and usually requires deep sedation. So you will need to arrange to have someone drive you.

To install the implant, an oral surgeon will make two small incisions in your gums to gain direct access to the bone in your jaw. Two narrow channels are drilled into the bone and titanium abutments are secured in place. An impression is made of the area, which is sent to a dental lab that makes your permanent bridge. Temporary crowns are placed over each abutment to protect them.

Once the titanium abutments are securely fused to your jaw bone, we will call you in for a follow up appointment to begin fitting you for your permanent bridge.

If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should contact Best Dental Care NJ, LLC’s office in Newton, New Jersey at 973.383.5700 to explore your restoration options.