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Eden Dental Specialists | Dental Implants in Voorhees

877.676.3336 | 1307 White Horse Rd, E502 | Voorhees, NJ 08043
Dental Implants
 

What is a dental implant?

In the case of a missing tooth or teeth, or teeth that are not salvageable because of decay or periodontal disease a dental implant can serve as a replacement. A site is prepared in the bone of the jaw using delicate minimally invasive surgical technique and in a safe sterile environment a titanium implant is threaded in place. 

     

If the loss of the tooth left any damage to the bone, then the area can be repaired by grafting either the patient’s own bone or a synthetic bone material into the area. In many cases a post (called an abutment) can be screwed into the implant at the time of placement and a temporary crown made at the same visit. Regardless of the method, our patients leave with a cosmetic replacement for the lost tooth or teeth. After a few weeks, the bone of the jaw will fuse with the titanium of the implant forming a chemical bond. The implant is then said to be “integrated” and is ready for a final crown (or crowns in the case of multiple implants). The first implants were placed in Sweden by Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark in 1965 and of the original group of patients still living, their implants are functioning to this day. 

How are dental implants different than dentures?

 

Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that must be removed and cared for in a special manner after meals. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to.

 

 

Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing tooth roots that can be cared for just like natural teeth. Implant bridges allow bridges to be created that are not removable, do not cover the palate, and allow our patients to eat everything they have been missing.

 

 

 

Who can place a dental implant?

Many general dentists have taken continuing education courses that allow them to feel comfortable performing the surgical phase of dental implants. If you are seeing a general dentist whose interests lie more in the areas of restorative rather than surgical dentistry, he or she may refer you to a specialist to have your implant placed. Periodontists receive intensive training in implant surgery during a lengthy formal full-time surgical residency after completing a dental degree. While many dentists place dental implants, there is no recognized specialty of “Implantologist.” Dr. Edenbaum, our periodontist, has placed well over 9,500 implants with a greater than 98% success rate.

How much do implants cost?

The cost of your dental implants will vary based on the number of implants you are having placed, the amount of insurance coverage, and many other factors. Schedule a consultation with us to determine an appropriate fee for your implant placement. We have multiple financial options and will always work with you to allow you to get the treatment you need.

Do dental implants hurt?

Dental implants can be placed at the same time as the extraction of a tooth or teeth. Because we do use local anesthetics, there is no pain during your procedure. If implants are placed without tooth extractions, the vast majority of our patients tell us they needed no narcotics afterward.

How long do implants last?

When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant. The first implants were placed in 1965 and are still in function today.

 
 
 
Voorhees Dentist | Dental Implants. David Edenbaum is a Voorhees Dentist.