Dental Implants — Marlton, NJ
Get a Smile That’s Worth a Thousand Words
Dental implants are the preferred way to replace your missing teeth, and it’s easy to see why that is. Some tooth replacement solutions only give you back the visible portion of your teeth — but the supportive root structures of your teeth are necessary to maintain optimal oral health. That’s why dental implants in Marlton, NJ are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement. Whether you’ve lost one tooth or a full row of teeth, contact South Jersey Center for Dental Medicine to schedule your consultation with our experienced implant dentist Dr. Sandberg today.
Why Choose South Jersey Center for Dental Medicine for Dental Implants?
- Partnered with Dr. Sandberg, a Trusted Local Implant Specialist
- High-Quality and Natural-Looking Restorations
- Dentist with 30 Years of Experience
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Instead of sitting on top of the gums, it’s designed to replace the entire missing tooth structure from the root up to the visible chewing surface. Because dental implants are made of biocompatible titanium, they’re able to bond with the surrounding bone tissue over time. Once fully healed, they can support a personalized restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture. You’ll end up with teeth that look and feel completely natural!
The Dental Implant Process
Dental implants are titanium posts that mimic the root structures of missing teeth. The process of getting them requires multiple steps.
The first step of treatment is the surgical placement of dental implant posts below the gum line. While this placement process may seem daunting, the procedure is painless, and recovery is usually very comfortable and uneventful for most patients.
A local anesthetic is typically used to numb the area where the implant will be placed. However, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available for those who are nervous. Our skilled implant dentist, Dr. Sandberg, then makes an incision in the soft tissue and inserts the implant post.
Finally, a protective cap is placed over the post. This cover has two purposes — it keeps the treatment site free from food, bacteria, and other debris as the dental implant fuses with the supportive tissues, while also maintaining the shape of the gum tissue so the restoration can be attached.
Once the implant post is in place, patients will need to wait 3-4 months for us to attach their permanent restoration. During this time, the implant post fuses with the gum and jawbone tissue in the process known as osseointegration. After healing has occurred, your new tooth replacement is as sturdy as any other bone in your body.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Using your neighboring teeth to anchor tooth replacements like fixed bridges and removable dentures can lead to future problems. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about those issues with dental implants in Marlton. Three major advantages of implant dentistry are:
- Dental implants are free-standing and don’t involve altering or stressing adjacent teeth.
- Dental implants can’t get cavities since they are composed entirely of titanium.
- They preserve the jawbone around the dental implant. Bone often shrinks (resorbs) when the damaged tooth is removed but implants preserve the bone.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Once the dental implant is placed and has fused with the jawbone, you will return to our dental office where we’ll attach the prosthetic tooth or teeth. One or more dental implant posts can be used to support any number of replacement teeth, from a single dental crown to a full arch denture. Depending on the extent of the tooth loss, our implant dentist may recommend a number of tooth replacement solutions including:
- Single tooth: To replace a single tooth, we will place a dental implant post and attach a dental crown.
- Multiple teeth: Numerous consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth can be replaced by attaching a permanent bridge or partial denture to dental implant posts.
- Full arch: A full denture can be secured with two to four to six implant posts.