Implant Dentistry – Dental Implants
Dental implants are the most natural, permanent replacement available for missing teeth. They eliminate gaps and fit comfortably in place, requiring no filing down of neighboring teeth as other tooth replacement methods sometimes do. Implant dentistry involves the surgical placement of a dental implant, which is carefully capped with a natural-looking, personalized crown.
Jerry Strauss, DMD can perform implant dentistry procedures at his office in Fairfield, New Jersey. Patients who turn to him for dental implants will have to have a consultation to see if they are candidates for implant dentistry. All candidates for dental implants must have healthy gums, sufficient bone in their jaw for the dental implants, and be in good oral health. Dr. Strauss will also analyze your dental and medical history, perform needed x-rays, and also a CT scan. A CT scan lets the Dr. Strauss determine your jaw shape and your bone density.
Once these factors have been established, the patient and Dr. Strauss will move on to discuss the types of dental implants available for implant dentistry. There are several types of dental implants, including root-form implants, sub-periosteal implants, plate-form implants, ramus-frame implants, and transosseous implants. Dr. Strauss will help you decide which implant is best suited for you.
During the actual implant surgery, you will receive a local anesthetic. An incision will then be made in the gums so that the dentist can see your bone. He will drill a hole and place the dental implant root in it. Your gums will be stitched at that point. It will take time for your bone to grow around and fuse with the implant. The final step of implant dentistry is the placement of the crown.
Implant dentistry helps patients restore a beautiful smile. Confidence levels are increased and the overall look is extremely natural. If you are interested in dental implants, or to learn more about dental implants, please contact us in Fairfield, Essex County, New Jersey today.
Gentle Gum Care
Gum disease is linked to a host of other ailments, ranging from heart disease to stroke. To stay healthy, it is imperative that you take care of your gums by seeing Dr. Strauss for regular oral examinations and cleanings. But if your gums are red, swollen, and bleeding, you may have developed gingivitis – an early stage of gum disease – or another more advanced periodontal ailment. Dr. Strauss can treat gum problems safely and effectively using a variety of lasers or other noninvasive procedures. To learn more about gentle gum care, please contact Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey today.