Dental Implants – Edison, NJ
A Lifelong Investment In Rebuilding Your Smile
Unlike many other dental offices, Dr. Shah provides in-office dental implant placement, allowing patients to have their smile completely rebuilt and renewed under one roof. With this advanced restorative treatment, he can recreate the entire structure of one or more missing teeth, allowing the replacements to feel and function just like the real thing. During your consultation, he’ll walk you through the entire process for receiving dental implants in our Edison, NJ dental office and help you determine whether implant-retained restorations are right for you.
Why Choose Edison Prosthodontics for Dental Implants?
- Guided Implant Surgery
- In-House Digital Scanner
- Zirconia Implants Available
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium or zirconia post that is placed beneath the gum line and into the jawbone to replace the missing root of your natural tooth. Once this process is complete, it biologically fuses with the bone to provide it with blood flow and stimulation to keep it from deteriorating. After giving the mouth time to heal, an abutment, which is a small connector piece, will be attached, which will hold your custom-crafted bridge, denture, or crown.
Benefits of Dental Implants
One of the reasons why dental implants in Edison are so highly recommended by patients and professionals alike is because they offer a wide array of unique benefits compared to traditional tooth-replacements. Some of these advantages include:
- Jawbone preservation
- High success rate (over 95%)
- 25+ year lifespan
- Natural-looking and feeling artificial teeth
- Enhanced ability to eat and speak
- No preparation of surrounding teeth required
- Stable and secure replacement teeth
- Boosted self-confidence
- Easy maintenance & daily care
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
The best way to learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants is to visit us for a consultation. We’ll get to know more about what you’re looking for in a tooth-replacement solution and walk you through how dental implants can restore your smile.
Missing Single Tooth
For a single missing tooth, we can place one dental implant below the gums and attach a custom-crafted dental crown that’s designed to flawlessly blend in with your surrounding teeth. Filling the gap in your arch will reduce your risk of developing additional oral health problems down the road and help maintain the alignment of your other teeth.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you’re missing several consecutive teeth, we’ll likely recommend an implant-retained bridge. To support this, we’ll place two dental implants on either side of the gap in your smile. Then, we’ll attach the customized bridge to your abutments, filling the space, and completing your arch.
Missing All Teeth
Missing an entire arch of teeth requires a complete denture to be placed. In order to secure the prosthetic, we’ll place anywhere from two to four dental implants along the jawbone. These will firmly support the new teeth, eliminating any slipping or shifting while you eat or speak like you might experience with a traditional denture.
How Dental Implants Work
Thanks to his prosthodontic training, Dr. Shah has ample experience crafting beautiful smiles and can complete the entire process, including the implant surgery and restoration placement, in our Edison dental office. After the surgery is complete, our team will attach the abutments to your implants, which are small, metal connector pieces that will secure your permanent restorations. Until you’ve completely healed, and your permanent prosthetics are ready, we’ll attach temporary ones. When they arrive at our dental office, we’ll call you in to complete your smile.
CT-Guided Implant Surgery
With the help of CT-guided implant surgery, Dr. Shah is able to ensure an exceptional level of precision and confidence for his patients. The process is simple – you’ll receive a thorough, three-dimensional digital scan of your teeth, as well as a CT scan that captures every detail of your jaw and head in exhaustive detail, even down to the location of the sinuses and facial nerves. This valuable information makes the creation of a surgical guide very simple while virtually eliminating the need for guesswork. The result? Maximized clinical success and a brand-new, recompleted smile that’s built to last.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
During your initial consultation, we’ll walk you through the entire implant process and outline several cost-defining factors, such as how many implants you require and what type of restoration you need to have placed. Although dental implants may have a higher up-front cost, they’re actually the most cost-effective tooth-replacement solution available, because they have the potential to last three times as long as traditional restorations. During your appointment, our team will be more than happy to go over how you can use your insurance and financing to make the treatment easily affordable.