Dental Implants



WHY SELECT DENTAL IMPLANTS OVER MORE TRADITIONAL TYPES OF RESTORATIONS?

There are several reasons: A dental bridge can sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge the space of the missing tooth/teeth. In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.

WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

HOW LONG DO DENTAL IMPLANTS LAST?

Dental implants can last over 25 years, but vary based on your lifestyle, including brushing and flossing habits, eating and chewing habits and seeing your dentist every six months. Dental implants typically have a 95% success rate, but it’s imperative to take care of them to ensure the longest lifespan possible. If you are experiencing discomfort through infection, sinus issues, or tissue or nerve damage, speak to a reputable oral surgeon about what can be done to fix the problem.

Advanced Oral Surgery

Using the most advanced oral technology, Dr. Herbst is able to provide patients with up-to-date surgical procedures. Contact Dr. Herbst today to schedule an appointment!

Union City Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C.

Nancy Herbst, DDS

311 33rd Street
Union City, NJ 07087

Phone: 201-601-9262

Service Areas

Nancy Herbst, DDS is easily accessible to Manhattan and serves the following New Jersey and New York communities:

●    Bayonne
●    Union City
●    Hoboken
●    Jersey City
●    Weehawken
●    Secaucus
●    Edgewater
●    North Bergen
●    West New York
●    Guttenberg
●    Manhattan
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