Smile Again with Confidence
If you’re suffering from tooth loss, the Dental Health Center of Holmdel can help. Whether you are missing one tooth as the result of an injury or accident, or you have many missing teeth due to periodontal disease or other dental issues, dental implants offer stable replacements. Schedule a consultation now to learn how implants can help restore the health and appearance of your smile.
Unlike dentures, dental implants never shift or move, and they are permanently attached to your jaw bone. This helps strengthen your jaw and prevents bone loss, which is a common issue after losing a tooth prematurely. In addition, implants look and feel completely natural, and can be used to restore one tooth, a few missing teeth, or an entire arch of missing teeth.
To begin the process, you’ll come in for a consultation at the Dental Health Center of Holmdel. During this appointment, one of our dentists will provide you with a comprehensive oral exam and help you decide whether dental implants are right for you. We’ll give you all the information you need about your dental health and treatment details to ensure that you make an informed decision.
If you’re approved for dental implant treatment, you will come in for a surgical appointment. During this visit, your dentist will clean and numb your mouth, then create openings in your jaw bone and gum tissue to place one or more implants. Once the implants are placed, they will be sutured shit and you will be sent home to heal and recover.
Single-tooth implants are ideal if you are only missing a few teeth, but implant-supported dentures may be a better choice if you are missing most of your teeth. When you begin treatment, one of our dentists will help you decide on the best option for your needs.
After your mouth has fully healed, you’ll come in for your final appointment. During this visit, your implant will be exposed and your dentist will permanently attach a crown or dentures to your abutment.
Single-tooth restorations can be treated just like natural teeth. Brush and floss normally, and see your dentist every six months for a routine teeth cleaning. Implant-supported dentures require more complex care. Your dentist will provide you with comprehensive instructions for denture care during the final stages of your implant treatment.
Laughing gas is a method of minimal sedation that’s ideal for short, straightforward dental implant procedures. You’ll simply breathe through a nose mask, and the laughing gas will make you feel more relaxed, help prevent discomfort, and ensure that you get through your procedure with no anxiety.
IV sedation uses powerful sedatives that will likely cause you to fall asleep and forget most of your procedure, but you will remain responsive to commands and can be woken up, if needed. General anesthesia, in contrast, will make you unconscious, ensuring that you remain completely comfortable during your consultation.