Dental Implants in Middlesex, NJ
Beautiful, Fully Functioning Replacement Teeth
At Oral Surgery Group our oral and maxillofacial surgeons offer dental implants to patients in Middlesex, NJ, and surrounding areas. Dental implants are a revolutionary tooth replacement solution that allows patients to eat, speak, and smile as if their teeth were never missing. Dental implants extend beneath the gums to create a secure foundation for your crowns. Because they mimic the structure and function of natural teeth, which have roots to secure them in place, dental implants are stronger and longer lasting than any other tooth replacement option available.
If you have one or more teeth that are missing, damaged, or decayed, we invite you to contact our office in Middlesex, New Jersey, for a consultation. Our team of oral surgeons Dr. Engel, Dr. Stern, Dr. Simos, Dr. Stern, Dr. Tanchyk, and Dr. Prabhu look forward to meeting you.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth designed to look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth. The implant is self-supporting, which means it requires no support from any adjacent teeth or structures. Each implant has three parts that all work together to form the final restoration. The implant post goes beneath the gums to replace your natural tooth’s root. An abutment piece will be attached to the implant after a brief healing period. Once healed, a restorative dentist will place the final crown. The final result is a natural-looking, secure replacement tooth that is just as strong as—if not stronger than—natural 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 offer many benefits over some traditional tooth replacement options, which is why most dental professionals recommend implants as your first choice for replacing missing teeth. A few of the benefits of dental implants include:
Because the post fuses to the jaw bone, your implant remains a secure part of your smile. With proper care and oral hygiene, it can last a lifetime.
Protect Oral Health
Tooth loss causes the jaw bone beneath to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation. A dental implant post provides this stimulation, keeping your jaw healthy and your smile complete.
There are no moving parts or shifting pieces like traditional dentures. With dental implants, enjoy the food you love without discomfort.
Love Your Smile
You can show your teeth with pride when you have a complete smile with dental implants. Many people won’t be able to tell which tooth is the replacement tooth because of how natural the implant looks.
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
Every patient is different and to help more patients achieve healthier smiles, we proudly offer a variety of implant-based tooth restoration services. During the consultation, your oral surgeon will walk you through your treatment options and determine the right implant for your smile.
- Single Implants. One implant, including the post, abutment, and crown, replaces one tooth as many times as needed throughout the mouth.
- Immediate Implants. If there is enough jaw bone, your surgeon can insert a dental implant post into an empty socket immediately following tooth extraction.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. When a dental implant supports a bridge, your other teeth are spared the burden of having to support a traditional bridge. The post stimulates the jaw bone to keep it healthy, unlike traditional bridges.
- Full-Arch Restoration. This treatment uses several implant posts to secure a fixed prosthesis in one or both arches. The results are a life-changing new smile that looks natural and is fully functional.
Our practice uses superior dental implant technology and techniques to produce optimal patient outcomes.
Dental Implant Surgery
Prior to undergoing any type of surgery, you will visit us for a consultation and meet with an oral surgeon. We will take 3D CBCT scans of your mouth and discuss your options for anesthesia. As oral surgeons, we are qualified to administer all forms of anesthesia, including laughing gas, local anesthesia, IV sedation, and general anesthesia.
On the day of your surgery, your oral surgeon will make sure you are prepared and relaxed before your procedure. After administering the proper anesthesia, the surgeon will insert the implants into the bone and place sutures on the surgical sites. Once healed, your general dentist will place the final crown. This crown is custom-made just for you and will blend in with your other teeth.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Middlesex, NJ?
The cost of your dental implant will depend on the details of your treatment plan. This includes how many implants you need, if you require additional surgical procedures, your choice of anesthesia, and your dental insurance. We provide a cost estimate prior to performing any surgery, so you will know exactly what to expect.
Dental implants are an investment in yourself worth making. Removable dentures may be cheaper upfront, but they do not prevent bone loss and must be replaced every few years. Extensive bone loss can lead to costly and lengthy bone repair surgery, which is avoidable by choosing dental implants to give your jaw bone the stimulation it needs. An easy-to-care-for, natural-looking solution, dental implants have helped thousands of patients love their smiles again.
Denture Replacement With Dental Implants
Dentures are a non-invasive tooth replacement option that is often cheaper upfront compared to dental implants. However, dentures must be replaced every few years and can lead to extensive bone repair because they do not prevent jaw bone loss. Many patients who wear dentures find them uncomfortable and inconvenient to clean and remove when eating.
Dental implants are an investment in your confidence and oral health. Implants are a more long-term solution that restore full functionality to your teeth. If you wear full dentures, you may qualify for full-arch restoration. This treatment uses implants to hold a fixed denture for results that look and feel natural. Learn more about denture replacement in Middlesex, NJ, by contacting our office today to meet with one of our oral surgeons.
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
Sherry Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"When I first walked into this practice, I felt very comfortable. It's absolutely beautiful. Dr. Engel was very, very kind. The procedure went very well. Healing was very quick. My quality of life has definitely improved. Now it's perfect. It feels great to have a healthy smile. I like smiling. I would definitely recommend the Oral Surgery Group to anybody that needs dental implants or extractions. I would do it again if I had to. "
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."
"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."
Pete Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"I only wish I knew about the Oral Surgery Group and went to them 10 years ago when I started having dental work done. The minute you walk in the door at Oral Surgery Group, from the receptionists to the coordinator, the staff is wonderful. I like Dr. Stern personally. I have the utmost confidence in his work. I needed some bone grafting, number one, and then the implants because I had to have my original teeth removed. The procedure went fine. Once you get in the chair, he makes me nice and numb, which helps, and I'm very comfortable — he makes you comfortable. I like him personally. During the procedure, he always communicates with you. I'm free to ask any questions I want before, during, and after the procedure. To me, implants feel just like my real teeth. I would highly recommend the Oral Surgery Group, and that's something I don't really take lightly because you're putting your own, I guess, credibility on the line, so I have to feel very comfortable with somebody before I recommend them."
"My wife had an issue with her teeth, so we did some research, and we decided and we elected to go to the Oral Surgery Group. Dr. Stern —Mike Stern — was fantastic. And it came that I needed dental work. So far, I'm on my third implant. It's ready to be set for replacements. It's a steel thing that goes into your bone. Dr. Stern (Mike Stern) — his bedside manner is fantastic. You have to meet him, and you'll see what I'm talking about. He's very calm, and he'll explain everything to you. He's dedicated in what he does. They treat you almost like family. Everyone in the office is just great. I highly recommend this Oral Surgery Group, and I hope people understand when they need something that there are people out there like the Oral Surgery Group that are out to help you."
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is not a good candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants are a great option for most people who want to replace their missing teeth, but they may not be perfect for everyone. Patients must be healthy enough to undergo dental procedures to receive implants. Additionally, enough bone must be left beneath the gums to support a successful implant. If too much bone loss has occurred, you may still be able to receive implants after a bone grafting procedure.
Can dental implants be done in a day?
If there is enough jaw bone to support an implant, you can have a tooth extracted and immediately replaced with a dental implant. If you do not have enough jaw bone, we can insert a bone graft to stimulate bone growth. You will return once the graft has healed and then receive your dental implant.
Is getting dental implants painful?
We make every effort to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment. We offer a variety of anesthesia and sedation options. Many patients undergo IV sedation for dental implant surgery. This renders you into a semi-conscious state, unable to feel pain, and you will wake up when it is over. You can manage any post-operative pain with ice packs or over-the-counter pain medications.
How long after dental implants can I eat normally?
You should avoid chewing on the side of your mouth with the implant until the surgical sites have healed, which takes a couple of weeks. Eat soft foods for the first few days after surgery and resume your normal diet as tolerated. Be careful around the surgical sites and follow the instructions given to you by your surgeon for a smooth and speedy recovery.
Decades of Trusted Care
Start your journey to better oral health and a more confident smile at Oral Surgery Group. Our compassionate team of specialists will walk you through every step, answer your questions, and make you feel like a part of our family. Learn more about us or schedule an appointment.