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Dental Implants

At Optimum Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we have been carrying out dental implant procedures as one of the means to address tooth loss for our patients. Statistics show that about 69% of people ages 35 to 44 experience tooth loss due to a variety of reasons, increasing the number of people wanting dental implants every year.

Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted in the jawbone like drywall anchors that are inserted into a wall. These artificial roots hold artificial teeth, crowns, or bridges in place. Once implanted, the bone tissue of the jaw fuses with the artificial roots, thereby creating a stable foundation.

While there are several options to replace missing teeth, dental implants continue to be a superior option with major benefits. If you are missing multiple teeth, there are many reasons to consider dental implants. One benefit of dental implants is that they are able to support replacement teeth without the danger of movement and displacement of existing teeth.

Implants are a great investment because they can last forever if you take good care of them and manage your oral health appropriately.

In addition to their longevity, dental implants can ensure that there is minimal bone loss when teeth are extracted or lost due to trauma or oral disease. Replacing multiple teeth is incredibly important, not only for cosmetic reasons, but also to ensure your oral health is maintained or even improved.

While it is not always possible to restore or save every one of your teeth, there are options available if you are experiencing tooth loss. Our team of professionals at Optimum Oral Surgery & Dental Implants will guide you through the process of dental implants and help you decide if this is your best option.

Ready to take the next step towards a beautiful, healthy smile? At our three locations in Voorhees, Moorestown, and Mullica Hill, you’ll find the utmost assurance in our top-of-the-line technology, all dedicated to delivering the very best results for your smile.

Schedule an appointment with us today, and let’s explore how dental implants can transform your life.

What Are Dental Implants

Dental implants are surgically secured titanium posts that can be placed in the upper or lower part of the jawbone, depending on where the tooth loss has occurred.

These posts act like the roots of natural teeth, they stimulate the jawbone and reinforce bone structure.

When multiple teeth are missing, there are several options for tooth restorations that will be held in place by strong dental implants.

What Are The Types Of Dental Implants?

One of these options is an implant-supported denture.

Traditional dentures that sit atop the gums tend to slide around or come loose in the mouth. However, when attached to dental implants, dentures will only be removed when you are ready.

If you are missing multiple teeth, only a few dental implants may be necessary to support your dentures.

Another option for those missing multiple teeth is the implant-supported bridge.

While traditional bridges rely on the alteration of surrounding teeth that may be otherwise healthy, implant-supported bridges do not require the damaging filing of healthy teeth when installed.

With this option, you will also remain unaffected by bone loss, as implants continue to act as roots and stimulate jaw health.

There is no one kind of dental implant that is suitable for all.

We determine the type, size, and shape of dental implants depending on several factors, including the tooth or teeth that needed replacement.

Two of the most common types of dental implants include endosteal and subperiosteal implants. Endosteal implants are embedded directly into the jawbone.

After this process, another surgery would be carried out to connect a post to the implant. Once this is done, the artificial teeth would be attached to each of the posts.

What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?

We recommend dental implants to patients because it is the next best thing to having natural teeth. Since it is implanted into the jawbone just like any regular tooth, dental implants are strong, stable, and can perform the same functions as natural teeth.

Considering their mechanism, material, and structure, dental implants can also last for many years or even a lifetime.

Our patients come to us regularly for maintenance, and we advise them on proper oral care habits depending on what we have observed during checkups so that their dental implants can last.

Unlike dentures, dental implants allow patients to go about their daily business without having to worry about their teeth falling out.

They can eat whatever they want without questioning their ability to chew the food. They can also talk without having to struggle with pronunciation, laugh freely, and socialize with others without distressing about their teeth slipping.

Apart from personal and social benefits, implants also have dental benefits.

For one, this is the only dental restoration procedure that can help prevent the bone deterioration and stimulate the growth of natural bone.

When people lose one or more teeth, the jawbone starts deteriorating because it is no longer used to support natural teeth.

This deterioration is prevented by dental implants. Moreover, replacement teeth or implant restored crowns are practically resistant to cavities.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?

Dental implants offer an excellent solution for individuals dealing with tooth loss, but it’s essential to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for this transformative procedure. Here are some key factors to consider:

  • Healthy Gums and Sufficient Jawbone: Adequate gum health and a strong, healthy jawbone are essential for the success of dental implants. The implants require a stable foundation in the jawbone, so if you have issues with gum disease or significant bone loss, these factors may need to be addressed before proceeding.
  • Overall Health: Good general health is crucial. Certain medical conditions or medications may impact your suitability for dental implants, so it’s vital to discuss your complete medical history with our experienced oral surgeons.
  • Commitment to Oral Hygiene: Maintaining oral hygiene is paramount. Patients must be dedicated to daily oral care to ensure the long-term success of their dental implants.
  • Non-Smoker or Willing to Quit: Smoking can interfere with the healing process and success of dental implants. If you’re a smoker, you should strongly consider quitting before undergoing the procedure.
  • Realistic Expectations: Having realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure is essential. While dental implants are highly effective and natural-looking, they may not be suitable for everyone, and understanding the potential results is crucial.
  • Age Consideration: Dental implants can be an excellent option for a wide age range, but the jawbone’s growth and development should be complete before proceeding. This means it may not be recommended for children or teenagers.

Determining your candidacy for dental implants is a personalized process. Our skilled team at Optimum Oral Surgery & Dental Implants will evaluate your unique circumstances to ensure that this procedure is the right fit for your dental health needs. We’re here to guide you towards the most suitable solution to restore your smile and oral well-being.

Versatility Of Dental Implants

Dental implants are incredibly versatile and can address various dental scenarios, ensuring that your smile is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Here are some common uses for single tooth implants:

  • Single Tooth Replacement: When you have a single missing tooth, a dental implant can serve as a standalone solution. It effectively replaces the missing tooth root and is capped with a customized crown, seamlessly blending in with your natural teeth.
  • Anchor for Dental Bridges: Dental implants can also be used to anchor a dental bridge when multiple adjacent teeth are missing. This approach provides stability and prevents the need for adjacent healthy teeth to be compromised by traditional bridge placement.
  • Support for Dentures: For individuals with complete tooth loss, implant-supported dentures offer a reliable and comfortable alternative to traditional removable dentures. A few strategically placed implants provide the necessary support, improving stability and functionality.

The versatility of dental implants extends to various dental scenarios, offering tailored solutions that cater to your unique needs. Whether you’re missing one tooth or multiple, dental implants provide a solid foundation for your smile’s restoration.

The Dental Implant Process: From Consultation To Restoration

The Dental Implant Process: From Consultation To Restoration

  1. Initial Consultation: The journey begins with a consultation at Optimum Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. During this appointment, our experienced oral surgeons will assess your dental health, review your medical history, and discuss your specific needs and expectations. This crucial step determines your suitability for dental implants.
  2. Treatment Planning: Upon a thorough evaluation and assessment, a personalized treatment plan is created. This plan outlines the number of implants needed, the type of restoration (crowns, bridges, or dentures), and any necessary preparatory procedures, such as bone grafting.
  3. Implant Placement: The next stage involves the surgical placement of dental implants into your jawbone. This is a precise procedure that provides a stable foundation for your new teeth. Don’t worry; we’ll ensure your comfort throughout the process.
  4. Abutment Placement: Once the implants have fully integrated, abutments, which connect the implants to your new teeth, are attached.
  5. Restoration: The final step is the placement of your custom-made crowns, bridges, or dentures. These restorations are designed to look and function like natural teeth, giving you a beautiful, fully restored smile.
  6. Follow-up Care: After your dental implants are in place, we’ll schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure the success of the procedure.

The dental implant process is an efficient, well-established procedure that has transformed countless smiles. At Optimum Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we prioritize your comfort and well-being at every step, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care. Your path to a healthier, more confident smile begins with us.

How Can I Care For My Dental Implant?

Just as your natural teeth require maintenance to keep them healthy, dental implants and the teeth they support also need regular cleaning.

Continue to brush twice a day and floss your natural teeth regularly.

If you are using removable dentures, be sure to clean them daily, as well as after they are removed and before they are inserted again. Attend regular dental checkups as directed by our team.

Dentistry is constantly improving, especially for individuals who have lost multiple teeth.

Tooth loss may feel discouraging, but dental implants are a great option for restoring the ability to eat, speak, and look like your normal self.

Each tooth is valuable, and implants give you the option to regain and enjoy the natural function of your teeth.

Schedule An Appointment For Dental Implants

If you are considering dental implants, please call Optimum Oral Surgery & Dental Implants at (856)778-8686 to schedule your consultation.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

Dr. Chad Rebhun

Dr. Rebhun is a certified diplomat by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar and wisdom tooth surgery, sedation, general anesthesia, and oral reconstruction with dental implants.

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