S. Harvey Karpinos, DDS | Dental Implants in Freehold

S. Harvey Karpinos, DDS, FAGD

FELLOW & MASTER OF THE CONGRESS OF ORAL IMPLANTOLOGISTS

Dental Care for the Entire Family

(732) 414-6321

Dental Implants

 

                        
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself.   An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted into the jaw bone. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

The healing period for the implant depends on the quality of bone.If the bone is very hard the implant can be restored immediatlyn some cases it takes i3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look better then before, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.