Dental Implants in New Brunswick, NJ
Replace Missing Teeth. Restore Confidence.
The surgeons at Oral Surgery Group in New Brunswick, NJ, offer long-lasting tooth loss solutions with dental implants. This revolutionary tooth replacement option functions and looks just like a natural tooth. Many dental professionals push the health benefits of dental implants because they prevent bone loss and function like a healthy, natural adult tooth. If you have one or more teeth that are missing, failing, or badly damaged, we encourage you to contact Oral Surgery Group in New Brunswick, New Jersey, for a consultation with one of our oral surgeons, Philip Engel, DMD, Richard Stern, DDS, Constantine Simos, DMD, Michael Stern, DMD, Amy Tanchyk, DMD, MD, and Rohan J. Prabhu, DDS.
The Parts of a Dental Implant
Dental implants are designed to feel and function like natural teeth. Each implant has three parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the crown or multi-tooth prosthesis. The implant post is a tiny screw that your surgeon will place into the empty socket. This screw will function like a natural tooth’s root, which holds your tooth securely in place while you chew and bite tough foods. The abutment is a connector piece that will firmly attach your new tooth to the post. Your new crown will be fixed to the top of the abutment once the implant site has healed.
Dental implants are the only tooth restoration option that fuses to the jaw bone and prevents bone loss.
Benefits of Receiving Dental Implants
Having a complete smile can improve your confidence and your ability to perform everyday tasks like biting, chewing, and speaking. Other benefits of having dental implants placed include:
Because the implant post fuses to the jaw bone, it is a long-term solution to tooth loss. Your implant does not get taken out during meals or cleaning, unlike traditional dentures and bridges. Many patients even forget they have dental implants!
Natural-Looking Replacement Teeth
The crown, designed by a restorative dentist, is custom-made to match the size, shape, and color of your other teeth. Many people are unable to tell which tooth is the implant because of how natural the results look.
When a tooth is missing, the jaw bone underneath can resorb over time. The implant post fuses to the jaw, providing the necessary stimulation during chewing to keep it healthy. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that offers this benefit.
Simple Care Routine
There are no moving parts and no special rinses needed. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing every day, just like your other teeth, and attend regular dental checkups to care for your dental implant.
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
One major advantage of dental implants is that they are versatile. Your oral surgeon can customize the number and types of implants to suit your specific needs. The types of dental implants we offer at Oral Surgery Group include:
- Single Implants. We use one dental implant post to replace one missing tooth, and can repeat this process as needed throughout the mouth.
- Immediate Implants. If you’re having a tooth extracted and there is enough jaw bone, we can place an implant post into the empty socket during the same appointment.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. Bridges restore multiple teeth missing beside each other. Traditional bridges sit on top of adjacent teeth, causing them damage, while a dental implant can support the bridge, protecting your other teeth.
- Full-Arch Restoration. Ideal for patients with many missing or unhealthy teeth, this procedure uses several implant posts to secure a fixed prosthesis, resulting in a brand new, fully functioning, secure smile.
Our practice uses superior dental implant technology and techniques to produce optimal patient outcomes.
Dental Implant Surgery
The dental implant procedure usually requires a total of at least two or three office visits, depending on the type of implants you plan on getting and the number of implants necessary. During the first visit, your surgeon will review your health condition, take 3D scans, and discuss your treatment and anesthesia options.
The dental implant surgery typically lasts between 1 and 3 hours. After administering the anesthesia, your oral surgeon will lift the gum tissue and place the implant(s) into the bone beneath. The titanium posts integrate with the jaw bone while you heal, creating a firm and secure foundation for your replacement teeth.
If your implants are immediate loading, your crowns will be attached using the abutments the same day or a day after your initial surgery. With traditional implants, we may provide temporary teeth while the implant sites heal. In either case, you will leave with a beautiful new smile.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in New Brunswick, NJ?
We use several factors to determine the cost of your dental implant treatment. These include the number and type of implants you need, if you require bone grafting or tooth extractions, your dental insurance, and your choice of anesthesia. Keep in mind that for most dental implant surgeries, patients undergo IV sedation.
Removable dentures and bridges may be cheaper upfront, but they can become costly down the road. You must replace these removable appliances every few years and clean them using special rinses. Because there are no pieces stimulating the jaw below the surface, you may require costly and extensive bone repair surgery to treat severe jaw bone loss. With dental implants, you avoid all of these issues and more. Your investment in your smile remains beneficial for years to come, and most importantly, you are able to smile with confidence again.
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
Ana Maria Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I came to Dr. Stern because my son was going through years and years of issues with his missing incisors. We needed someone that was going to be confident that this could be done, and in the end, Dr. Stern was the one that was able to complete the process. So, when I needed my implant done — I needed first the extraction, then the bone grafting, and then after that, that's when I got the implant. And when it was done, I felt like I always had my own tooth in my mouth. Every time that I come into this office, and I speak with anyone on the phone, I am treated with professionalism and kindness. Dr. Stern is just as real as you can get. He's a great guy. He's a skilled surgeon, and he gives you the best care that anyone can give."
Erika Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I needed to have dental implants in the front of my mouth when I was a teenager, and I was really nervous, but I was really comfortable coming to Dr. Engel because I’ve known him for so long. He always makes any experience so comfortable, and he’s always in good spirits, and he always has a positive outlook about everything. When I first had my dental implants done, I was a teenager, so you know, you’re always worried about how you look, and because I had an implant in the front of my mouth, it was really helpful with my smile and my confidence, and it really meant a lot that I was able to have that done. All the staff here at Oral Surgery Group are really friendly. They always greet you with a smile, and they help you any way that they can. They make sure you’re comfortable. If any of my friends in Monroe, East Brunswick, Spotswood, Milltown, ever needed a dental implant, I would highly recommend Oral Surgery Group."
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."
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."
Carl Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"I have something that's called dry mouth—not enough saliva being created—and I started losing my teeth, and so I went for extractions. The office itself is very welcoming. Professional staff, clerical staff, they're all very friendly. Everything is very well explained to you, so by the time the extractions begin to happen, you are fully aware of what to expect. And the follow-up by the staff again was just as they said it would be. It was timely and good questions to make sure that I was recovering. I highly recommend Dr. Stern and the Oral Surgery Group."
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is recovery?
Recovery is different for everyone, but most people feel ready to return to their normal routines within a few days. The implant site will need time to heal, so it’s important not to chew anything tough around where your implant was placed for a while. Your surgeon will give you a full explanation of your pre- and post-operative instructions to help you prepare for a speedy recovery.
Who is not suitable for dental implants?
Patients with extensive jaw bone atrophy, suppressed immune systems, or those who take certain medications may not be suitable for dental implants. During your first visit, we will discuss your health history and determine which type of restorative treatment is right for you.
Do teeth implants hurt?
Oral surgeons are the only dental professionals qualified to administer all types of anesthesia. We will help you select the right type for your surgery complexity and level of anxiety. Many patients undergo IV sedation for this procedure, which renders a sleep-like state where you are unable to feel pain. Post-operative pain can often be managed with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medications.
Can dental implants be done in a day?
If there is enough jaw bone to support the implant, our oral surgeons can insert an implant post immediately following a tooth extraction. This saves you time and money, and allows you to leave with a complete smile after just one surgical visit.
Decades of Trusted Care
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