Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor maintenance can damage the appearance and function of your teeth. Our skilled team at Dr. Yeh and Associates transforms lives through dental implant services and other cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Dental implants are metal anchors which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrudes through the gums. Dental implants provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The individual who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and smile confidently, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is your choice, we ask that you schedule an in-person dental implant consultation so that our team can perform an in-person examination, learn more about your health history, and address any concerns before the dental implant procedure.
Your questions and concerns are important to us, and our team works closely to help make your procedure successful.
For most patients, dental implant placement involves several surgical procedures stretched over a few months. First, implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. During this time, we instruct that patients wear temporary tooth replacement devices and eat a soft diet. Simultaneously, our dental team designs the final bridgework or denture, ultimately improving function and aesthetics.
After the dental implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The oral surgeon uncovers the implants and attaches a small healing collar. Then, we attach the temporary restoration to the dental implant. Eventually, we will call you back in for a final restoration placement. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months.
Many patients don’t experience disruption in their new daily lives with dental implants and instead reap the benefits of the life-changing procedure. If you’re looking for the best dental implants near Nutley, Bloomfield, or surrounding areas, look no further. Book your next dental appointment at Dr. Yeh and Associates by calling (973) 338-9595 or messaging us online.
Additionally, feel free to read through our frequently asked questions about affordable dental implants (and make sure to write and down and bring your other questions to your next dental appointment at our Bloomfield, NJ, dental office):
Dental implants are not a one-size-fits-all solution, and our dental team offers customized dental implant solutions, such as: