Dental Implants 101

Dental implants are a permanent solution for patients who have lost one or multiple teeth due to injury, decay or aging. Unlike bridges or dentures, implants are permanently affixed and offer many of the benefits of a natural tooth. If you need a dentist in Wayne, NJwho is skilled in implants to help you develop a treatment plan for tooth replacement, look no further than Dr. Laurence Breiterman. We can help you love your smile again.

The Procedure

The advanced technology behind implant dentistry has roots in early times, when the Mayans inserted pieces of shell into the socket where a tooth had been lost. Sometimes, this shell would fuse to the jawbone, becoming permanent. Modern implants have evolved into one of the most effective and predictable treatments in the dental industry and our office uses the latest technology to replace your missing teeth.

During the procedure, you can expect a small titanium post to be inserted into the space left by the missing tooth. This anchor replaces the natural root of your tooth, reaching all the way down to the jawbone, where it fuses to the bone during the healing process.

After the anchor is placed, a cap, or abutment is fastened and then covered by a dental crown. For those missing an entire arch of teeth, multiple implants can be placed and a permanent denture or bridge is attached and secured on top.

Advantages of Implants

  • Look and function like a normal tooth
  • Easy to care for with traditional brushing and flossing
  • Prevent bone loss by stimulating the jawbone
  • Stable

Patients with dental implants can chew, talk, laugh and smile with more confidence due to implants’ natural look and feel.

Contact Us Today

Call the office of Dr. Breiterman today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about implants. We can help transform your smile.


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