Dental Implants - Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

The Modern, Life-Changing Solution to Tooth Loss

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A missing tooth means you're missing out on more than just smiling. It can have a negative impact on your confidence and your overall wellbeing, too. Dental implants can help you eat, laugh, and talk with ease once again.

Why Choose Zen Dental Care for Dental Implants?

  • Unparralled Comfort
  • Natural Look
  • Preserve Oral Health

Why Should I Choose Dental Implants?

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After losing a tooth or having one extracted, it’s important to consider all your replacement options. Dental implants in Parsippany-Troy Hills can restore the functionality of your bite and improve your overall oral health. As one of the most secure and long-lasting tooth replacement options available, dental implants act as a natural part of your smile and replace that missing tooth you’ve been hiding.

No Guesswork, More Comfort

With cone-beam computed tomography, or CBCT technology, we give our patients peace of mind. This reliable technology ensures precise placement for increased patient comfort and better overall outcomes.

The Latest Techniques in Dental Implantology

Dr. Elsaid has taken numerous CE courses on dental implants to bring the best and latest techniques to her patients. Rest assured, your smile is in expert hands.

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The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

The timeline for getting dental implants can vary from patient to patient depending on their specific needs. Generally speaking, it can take several months to over a year to complete the process of rebuilding your smile. Below is a step-by-step breakdown of what you can expect to happen when you choose to get dental implants. Rest assured that it will all be worth it once you start enjoying the many benefits of your reliable new grin.

Initial Dental Implant Consultation

Before anything else, you will need to have your mouth carefully examined in order to answer one simple question: are you a candidate for dental implants? For many patients, the answer will be yes, although some might need to have bone grafting, gum disease treatment, or other preliminary procedures performed first. After the necessary preparations have been taken care of, your dental implant surgery will be scheduled.

Dental Implant Surgery

A local anesthetic will be used to keep your mouth numb for the procedure. Then a small incision will be made in the gums. An appropriate number of implant posts will be inserted into your jaw. The location and angle of each post will be carefully determined beforehand; after all, precision is key when it comes to making sure that your dental implants are successful. Once the implants have been placed, the gums will be sutured shut, and each implant post will receive a protective cap.

Dental Implant Osseointegration & Abutment

Dental implants need to be able to form a lasting bond with your jawbone. This process is known as osseointegration, and it is a vital step in making sure that your new smile lasts. It will normally take about three to six months for your implant posts to fuse with the bone.

After osseointegration, it will be time for you to receive your abutments. These are small connector pieces made out of metal. The purpose of an abutment is to help attach the final restoration to the implant posts.

Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s)

The final step is to design and place the final restoration. The exact type of restoration you receive depends on how many teeth need to be replaced. If you have only lost one tooth, you can fill the gap in your grin with a single implant post and a crown; meanwhile, replacing an entire arch of missing teeth often requires dentures attached to four or more posts.  

Whatever type of restoration you need, it will be personalized for you based on an impression of your teeth, allowing it to look like a natural part of your mouth. Once the final prosthesis is ready, it can be anchored to your dental implant posts with the help of the abutments; at that point, your new smile will be complete.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

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  • Unparalleled Comfort

    Dental implants function and feel just like natural teeth so you can brush, floss, and eat normally.

  • Natural Look

    Your implant will be crafted to fit seamlessly with your smile and will look exactly like a real tooth.

  • Preserve Your Oral Health

    Implants are made of biocompatible titanium which fuses to your jaw, thus preventing bone deterioration associated with tooth loss.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a dental implant in one day?

In some cases, you may be able to get a dental implant in just one day, depending on the type of implant you will be receiving. In these cases, the restoration your doctor provides will be a temporary appliance to keep your tooth healthy and functional until you have fully healed from your dental implant placement surgery. With your temporary restoration, you’ll be able to speak and eat normally during the healing process.

Your doctor will schedule a series of follow-up appointments to track your healing process and take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will help the lab create your custom-made restoration. Your permanent restoration will be durable and more natural-looking than your temporaries. We recommend coming in for a consultation to see what type of dental implant might work best for you.

Do dental implants stop bone loss?

Yes. After losing a tooth, your jaw will no longer be stimulated by the natural pressure of chewing and biting. This causes bone loss to occur and also weakens the jawbone.

When the dental implant post is placed, it will bond directly into the jawbone and act as an artificial tooth root. This titanium “tooth root” transmits the force of chewing and biting through the dental crown and into your jawbone just like a real tooth would, keeping it healthy and strong.

Can my dental implant become infected?

Yes, dental implants can become infected, but this is a very rare complication. This type of infection is known as “peri-implantitis,” and usually only occurs if the implant is not kept clean or is not properly cared for after surgery.

Follow your doctor’s instructions while recovering and be sure to brush and floss regularly after your implant has healed to avoid peri-implantitis and maintain a healthy implant.

How long will my dental implant last?

When placed properly and maintained with care, dental implants can last for 30 years or more. In fact, It’s quite common for patients to keep their implants for the rest of their lives.

The implant restoration, however, may not last as long. Restorations such as dental crowns or overdentures take on regular wear and tear from chewing, biting, and more. After time, the restoration may need to be replaced to keep your smile healthy and functional. By coming in for regular exams, your dentist can check to ensure your restoration is in good condition.

How are dental implants made?

Titanium dental implants are made in trusted laboratories that supply a wide selection of pre-selected standard post sizes. The restoration, on the other hand, is a custom-made appliance. This ensures each patient gets a result that meets their exact needs. Your doctor will either make your dental implant in-house using a milling machine, or they will send detailed impressions to a partner lab.

This lab will create a long-lasting, resilient dental implant restoration just for you. Most crowns are crafted out of porcelain which is durable and looks uniquely similar to tooth enamel. Once the crown is ready, the lab will send it back to our office, and we will complete the procedure by securely attaching your implant crown in place.

What is a single tooth implant?

Single tooth implants are the most frequently used dental implant and are made up of two main parts. The first is the dental implant, which is a titanium rod with a screw-like shape. The second part is the dental crown, or restoration, which will be attached to the titanium rod. This dental crown reinstates the shape, function, and appearance of your natural tooth. Unlike a partial denture, single-tooth implants are extremely durable and never move or shift.