Dental Implants To Permanently Replace Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can have devastating consequences on a person’s oral health and self-confidence. If you are impacted by the effects of missing teeth, then consider the most effective treatment available: dental implants. Offered at the New Jersey dentistry practice of Dr. Stephen J. Malki, implants are permanent tooth replacements that look and feel completely natural. Our practice is committed to offering the highest standard of dental care, and this commitment extends to our dental implant services. Our top priority is producing beautiful, functional smiles in a safe, comfortable, and relaxing atmosphere.
If you want to learn more about how you can benefit from the restorative abilities of dental implants, contact our dental practice, serving River Edge, Paramus, Oradell, Bergen County and surrounding communities, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Malki.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in the jawbone and anchor prosthetic teeth. Because dental implants integrate with the jawbone, they are more durable and stable than tooth replacement alternatives such as dental bridges or dentures. Replacing missing teeth prevents oral health problems caused by gaps in the mouth, including periodontal disease, bone deterioration, and difficulty chewing or speaking.
With the latest dental technology advancements, implants are safer and more versatile than ever before. They can be used to support a single crown, or anchor a bridge or set of dentures to replace multiple teeth. If you qualify for All-on-4® implants, you may even be able to leave placement surgery with a full set of dentures. After your dental implants have been placed, you’ll be able to chew, speak, and smile with renewed confidence.
Placing and Restoring Dental Implants
The dental implant process is completed in several stages. First, a tiny titanium post is inserted directly into the jawbone to replace the missing tooth root. The implant needs time to naturally integrate with the jawbone; this process, called osseointegration, typically takes several months. If your jaw has been damaged or atrophied, you may need a bone grafting procedure with the possible addition of a sinus lift. Dr. Malki can place a temporary crown on the implant post until your implant has completely healed. After the bone has successfully grown around the implant, Dr. Malki attaches the prosthetic tooth to the top of the implant post. This new tooth is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of the teeth, and functions just as well as a natural, healthy tooth. For patients with more extensive tooth loss, Dr. Malki can also provide custom implant-supported bridges and dentures.
Many dentists do not surgically place implants themselves; they usually provide referrals to outside oral surgeons for this portion of the process. However, at our dental practice, Dr. Malki performs each step of the procedure himself. This makes the dental implant experience seamless for our patients. Dr. Malki is one of only a small percentage of dentists in the country with his credentials in implant dentistry, allowing him to place and restore dental implants. You can feel comfortable knowing that you have chosen a highly qualified and skilled implant dentist.
Contact Dr. Malki for Dental Implants
An appointment with Dr. Stephen J. Malki is the best way to get the surgical, recovery, and financial information that you need about dental implants. Contact our New Jersey-based dental practice today to schedule a private, one-on-one consultation. We proudly serve River Edge, Paramus, and Bergen County, and are happy to help improve your quality of life through comprehensive dental health services.