Dental Implants in East Brunswick, NJ
Long-Term Tooth Replacement
At Oral Surgery Group our experienced and skilled oral surgeons proudly provide dental implants to patients in East Brunswick, NJ. Dental implants are one of the most popular and effective ways to replace missing teeth. Like a natural tooth’s root, a dental implant holds replacement teeth firmly in place without the need for support from adjacent teeth or removable devices. The long-term, self-supporting implants can hold a single crown (prosthetic tooth) or a multi-tooth bridge. No other tooth loss solution prevents jaw bone loss, which is why most dental professionals recommend implants for any patient who is healthy enough to undergo an outpatient dental procedure.
We offer implant-based tooth restoration at our East Brunswick location and encourage you to schedule an appointment if you have any missing or failing teeth. Dr. Engel, Dr. Stern, Dr. Simos, Dr. Stern, Dr. Tanchyk, and Dr. Prabhu look forward to improving your health and confidence with dental implants.
Dental Implant Parts
Each dental implant consists of three parts, which come together to form one secure, natural-looking replacement tooth. The implant post, the abutment, and the crown all connect to form your final implant. The post is a properly sized titanium screw that replaces your tooth’s root. This post stimulates the bone beneath the gums and prevents bone loss while it supports your new replacement teeth. The abutment piece is attached to this post. It acts as a connector piece between the post and your new crown or bridge attachment. The final piece is your crown which is custom-made to blend in with your other teeth.
Dental implants are the only tooth restoration option that fuses to the jaw bone and prevents bone loss.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants look and feel identical to healthy, natural teeth. Having the strength of a natural tooth allows you to eat the foods you love once again without worrying about a prosthesis coming out. Other benefits of dental implant patients include:
Removable dentures must be taken out when you eat and brush your teeth, while dental implants remain in your mouth at all times. Dentures and bridges must be replaced every few years, but an implant is designed to last a lifetime.
Prevent Bone Loss
The implant post fuses to the jaw bone, stimulating the bone like a natural tooth root. This stimulation prevents the jaw bone from deteriorating, which occurs when a tooth is missing.
A restorative dentist makes your crown and designs it to match the size, shape, and color of your other teeth. Many other people won’t be able to tell which tooth is the dental implant.
No extra care is needed. Simply brush and floss your dental implant, maintain good oral hygiene, and attend regular dental checkups to keep your implant healthy.
If you have missing teeth, enough jaw bone, and are healthy enough to undergo general surgery, you likely qualify for dental implants.
Types of Dental Implants
At Oral Surgery Group, we customize your treatment to fit your exact needs. Dental implants are incredibly versatile, and the type of implant we use will depend on your restoration and health needs.
- Single Dental Implants. One implant, consisting of a post, abutment, and crown, replaces one missing tooth. This can be done as many times as needed throughout your mouth.
- Immediate Implants. If you’re having a tooth extracted and have enough jaw bone to support it, we can place an implant during the same appointment.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. An implant post can support a bridge to restore multiple teeth missing next to each other. This prevents having to rely on your existing teeth for support, like traditional bridges, and prevents jaw bone loss.
- Full-Arch Restoration. Ideal for those in need of a completely new arch of teeth, this treatment uses dental implants to support a fixed denture, providing natural-looking and functioning results.
Our practice uses superior dental implant technology and techniques to produce optimal patient outcomes.
Dental Implant Placement Surgery
Prior to undergoing surgery, you will visit our office for a consultation. Your oral surgeon will perform an oral examination, take 3D CBCT scans, and select the right type of anesthesia. Once it is determined that dental implants are the right option to restore your smile, we will schedule a surgery date.
Dental implant surgery takes from 1 to 3 hours on average, depending on how many implants you need and if you require extractions or bone grafts. After administering the chosen form of anesthesia, your surgeon will insert the dental implant into the bone. Once your implant is placed, the gums will be sutured to allow the implant to heal properly.
If you receive immediate-loading implants, your abutments will be preloaded into your implant posts. Regular implants have the abutments and crowns attached at a later date, but we may provide a temporary prosthesis to wear while you heal. After the implant has fully healed and integrated into your bone, your restorative dentist will place the final crown.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in East Brunswick, NJ?
The cost of your dental implants depends on how many you need, if you require additional surgical procedures, your dental insurance, and your choice of anesthesia. We discuss all of these items with you in advance and provide a cost estimate upfront. If you ever have questions, a member of our administrative team will be happy to help.
Your investment in dental implants now positively affects your health and confidence in the future. Traditional dentures and bridges are cheaper in the beginning. However, these options only restore your smile’s appearance, not function, and do not stimulate the jaw bone. Without stimulation from a natural tooth’s root or dental implant post, the jaw bone will deteriorate over time, leading to costly and complex surgery. Dental implants feel and function like healthy adult teeth. By restoring your smile with them now, you protect your oral health for years to come.
Types of Anesthesia
We offer several types of anesthesia to ensure patients remain comfortable in our care.
Hear From Dental Implant Patients
These patients can tell you about their firsthand experience undergoing dental implant treatment at our office.
Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients
Barbara Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I needed dental implants, so I came to see Dr. Michael Stern. In back of the bridge was the tooth that cracked. Since it was on the side that I usually chew, he took it out, and he did an implant for me. He’s easy to be with. He’s funny. He’s easy to talk to. You don’t feel nervous. I have had no problems; it’s been fine. The people in front are always pleasant. I like them, and I have recommended them to other people in my area."
Steve Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Stern to have implants placed. I met the receptionist, and they put me at ease right away. Dr. Stern did the extraction; I didn't even realize he'd done it when he told me he'd done it. The dental implant went well. By the second day, I was feeling fine. I went back to work. It was all good. Really a comfortable experience. The staff was very nice. They were always smiling, making everybody feel comfortable. I would recommend Dr. Stern because I felt his bedside manner and his knowledge of what he was doing was excellent. The Oral Surgery Group is the place to go."
Ron Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"I have a couple neighbors of mine that use Dr. Engel, and I actually knew of him and have been using him — and my family's been using him — for years. Most recently, I had to have a tooth extracted again, I had to get a bone graft, I had to have my sinus moved up to make room for the implant, and actually in the process of getting the final tooth put into my mouth. I love coming to dentists. I actually could sleep through just about anything. I wasn't nervous at all. I actually recovered pretty quickly. I went right back to work that day; my office is right down the street. What I say to my friends and family if they're needing an oral surgeon is I tell them that I have the best guy for them. Dr. Engel is a great guy to come see if you have a problem with your teeth and you need some oral surgery."
Caroline Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Stern with my first implant. I needed a bone graft and an implant [and] a tooth taken out. When I first walked through the door, I felt safe. I felt like I was cared for, that I wasn’t just a number, and Dr. Stern was awesome. Dr. Stern is just a fantastic oral surgeon. He’s just very calming, very professional, always put me at ease. The recovery was awesome. I went to the farmer’s market an hour afterwards and I was so perfectly fine. Dr. Stern is the best oral surgeon in my opinion, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an implant."
Jim Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"Essentially, I was losing my teeth. I'm a diabetic — I think that had something to do with it. I had come to Oral Surgery for most of the extractions. Dr. Engel was the most recent doctor/surgeon here that put in the implants. I have a fixed bridge over implants on the upper plate. The bottom plate, I have a device — an appliance — which snaps into four implants that comes out nightly, goes in in the morning. All the doctors here are very personable. It's not just executing a science of implants or the other services that are offered here at Oral Surgery; they care about the people, and that is a real plus. I would recommend Oral Surgery Group to anyone, young or old."
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is recovery after getting dental implants?
Before you receive the final crown, your surgical site will need to heal. The surgical site will heal in a few weeks, but the process of the post fusing to the jaw bone takes several months.
What can I eat after getting dental implants?
You will not be able to chew hard foods in the area of your implant until it has healed. You must eat soft foods for a couple of days after the procedure, but can resume a normal diet as tolerated. Use caution around the surgical sites and follow the instructions provided to keep the area clean.
Can dental implants be done in a day?
Just like your other teeth, food can get stuck around your implant. Brush and floss regularly to remove debris and to keep your implant healthy.
Does it hurt to get a dental implant?
As oral surgeons, we are qualified to administer all forms of anesthesia. We will help you select the right choice for your surgery and level of anxiety, as it is our goal to keep you as comfortable as possible. We provide detailed instructions to expedite recovery, and most post-surgical pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications and ice packs.
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