Dental implants are titanium appliances that are surgically placed into the jaw to act as tooth roots and anchors for replacement teeth. Unlike dental bridges, dental implants do not impact surrounding healthy teeth, and they are currently the only available option for replacement of both the tooth and its root.
After the surgery to place your dental implants and a period of healing (usually two to three months), you will return to our office and we will begin the restoration process. The staff at our Freehold, New Jersey practice is skilled in dental implants techniques and will provide you with initial information on our services and schedule your appointment.
During the restoration phase, Dr. Sternberg will first examine the area to ensure that the implant has properly healed and is ready for the final step. The doctor will then take an impression of the area to send to the lab where your new restorations will be made. Once the replacement tooth has returned from the lab, the doctor and the experienced dental assistants at his New Jersey practice will complete the process for the dental implants by shaping and contouring the new replacement tooth. When you are comfortable with your bite and appearance, the replacement tooth will be permanently cemented into place.
Dental implants provide a healthy, secure and aesthetically pleasing alternative to dentures.
Contact cosmetic dentist Dennis G. Sternberg, D.D.S., at his Freehold, New Jersey office to learn more about dental implants.