Dental Implants in Pennsville, NJ
Have a Healthy Smile for Life
Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option. The dental implant post is made from titanium, which is surgically placed into the jaw bone. Over time, this post integrates with the jaw bone for a strong foundation. Dental implants can preserve a patient's facial structure, preventing bone deterioration as well as achieving a healthy smile.
Dental implants give you the chance to change your once self-conscious smile into a confident one. They do this by giving missing teeth a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Drs. Seeger, Gleason, and Inverso are experts in dental implants and can restore healthy smiles in their Pennsville, NJ, office at Westwood Oral Surgery & Dental Implants.
Contact Westwood Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Pennsville, NJ, to schedule your consultation.
Dental Implants Benefits
Prevents Bone Loss
The jaw bone lacks stimulation and deteriorates in the area when a tooth is missing. Therefore, your face structure can change and start to sag. Dental implants are a great solution to preserving your jaw bone and preventing the risk of facial sagging.
With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime with promising success rates. These implants can become a great addition to your smile once the implant fuses with the jaw bone.
Dental implants can restore a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full upper and lower arch of teeth through full-arch restoration.
Practicing oral hygiene is easy with dental implants. Make sure you keep up with brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly.
Types of Dental Implants
As oral surgeons who specialize in implant-based restorations, Drs. Seeger, Gleason, and Inverso offer many different types of implant treatments:
- Single tooth replacement is an option where surgeons can replace any tooth in the mouth with one dental implant.
- Multiple tooth replacement can restore two or more teeth, either with individual implants or an implant-supported bridge.
- A full-arch restoration can restore an entire arch of teeth at once using as few as four dental implants to support it.
Dental Implant Procedure
When you come to our Pennsville, NJ, office for a consultation, your oral surgeon will evaluate your oral health and take 3D scans of your mouth. Tooth replacement options, as well as your custom care plan, will be discussed. IV sedation is the most common for patients undergoing a dental implant procedure, but we offer several anesthesia options.
We will administer the decided anesthesia option on the day of your procedure and wait for it to take its full effect. Your oral surgeon will then make an incision on the gum tissue where the dental implant is planned to be placed. From here, your surgeon will insert the implant and the abutment will be connected to the post. If the surgeon decides to not do this right away, then you will need to return for a second procedure where you will then get the abutment attached to the implant.
Your oral surgeon will then attach a temporary crown to the implant. During the next couple of months, the implant will have fully integrated with the jaw bone. Your next step is to visit your dentist, where you will receive your final crown. Sometimes, your surgeon will attach your final crown the same day as your surgery if it's ready. If this were to happen, then the temporary crown would not be necessary.
All patients will be provided with instructions that are encouraged to be closely followed after dental implant placement. With these instructions, patients will have a smooth and easy recovery.
X-Guide is computer navigation system that uses a patient’s 3D imaging to guide dental implant placement in real-time. At your implant consultation, a 3D scan will be taken to visualize your jaw bone. The image data is then uploaded to the X-Guide system and the dental implant placement is virtually planned. On the day of surgery, the X-Guide system, similar to using a GPS system, directs the implant drill to the exact location, angulation, and depth of placement.
Our practice uses the X-Guide system for dental implant surgery to improve dental implant precision and decrease surgery time. Click the video below to learn more.
Types of Anesthesia
At Westwood Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we offer several types of anesthesia and sedation options.
Dental Implants in Pennsville, NJ
With the help of dental implants, monumental improvement will happen to not only your smile, but your self confidence and overall livelihood.
If you or a loved one has missing teeth, we urge you to contact our office in Pennsville, NJ. Our doctors are board-certified oral surgeons who would be more than happy to give you the healthy smile you deserve.
Hear From Dental Implant Patients
These patients can tell you about their firsthand experience undergoing dental implant treatment at our office.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are dental implants made of?
Dental implants are made of non-toxic titanium that is lightweight and durable. This type of metal is best because it fuses directly to the jaw bone the best. They also have a very high success rate and resistance to corrosion.
How do I take care of my dental implant?
No special care is required for dental implants besides practicing good oral hygiene. You can do this by keeping your gums and teeth healthy with constant brushing and flossing.
Can I replace any tooth with a dental implant?
Yes! Dental implants can also fix one tooth or multiple teeth at once. For example, if you are missing most of your teeth, a full-arch restoration can replace a complete lower or upper arch. The end result being a brand new and healthy smile.
Can you use dental floss with dental implants?
It is recommended to floss more gently than you did before your dental implant procedure. This is because the gum tissue around an implant does not have the same strength as it would with natural teeth. To avoid any damage, other recommendations would be to use an interdental brush or a water-based flossing tool.
Have an Exceptional Patient Experience
Get exceptional oral surgery care from board-certified oral surgeons you can trust. Contact Westwood Oral Surgery & Dental Implants to schedule a consultation.