Implant Restoration Dentists in Manalapan NJ
Dr. Ciuffreda has been recognized as an “America’s Best Dentist” and “Monmouth Health & Life Top Dentist” for Implant Dentistry.
Dental implant restoration is one of the most exciting and rewarding treatment options available. Implants may be used to restore a single tooth, several teeth, or even the entire mouth. Treatment plans can include fixed or removable alternatives. Working in conjunction with a surgical specialist, Dr. Ciuffreda has the ability to provide you with a restorative option having the highest long-term success rate available today for a missing or failing tooth or teeth.
Implants have many benefits:
- The restorative phase of implants is almost always entirely painless.
- They do not require the drilling of adjacent teeth (as would be needed for a bridge)
- The implant acts as an “artificial root” and actually helps preserve bone in the formerly toothless site. Without forces acting on the jaw bone, through either a tooth or implant, the bone in that area can actually resorb, or deteriorate. This deterioration of bone can sometimes lead to cosmetic or functional issues.
- Because an implant consists of titanium, gold and porcelain, there is no organic component to decay – in other words you can never get a cavity (decay) on an implant.
- The long term success rate of implants has been reported as high as 98%.
- Implants are “biomimetic” compared to a bridge. In other words biologically speaking, we naturally have individual teeth, not teeth joined together.
After a tooth has been extracted (in the case of a single tooth restoration), a dental surgical specialist will carefully place a titanium implant into the bone of the jaw. Approximately 3-4 months following successful integration of the implant with the surrounding bone, Dr. Ciuffreda will begin the restorative phase – which is almost always entirely painless, normally does not even require an injection to get numb, and does not require any drilling! The first restorative visit involves unscrewing a cover screw and taking some impressions. (It’s no wonder patients are so relaxed having implants restored…). At a subsequent visit, the cover screw is again simply removed, and the implant abutment (or “post”) is tried in. Dr. Ciuffreda always reviews an x-ray of the placed abutment to ensure that it is perfectly seated. The abutment and crown are then delivered either entirely screw retained or a combination of screw retained abutment and a cemented crown.
Dr. Ciuffreda has had wonderful success with implant cases, ranging from a single tooth to complete upper and lower full mouth implant restorations / reconstructions.
Although there are times when a traditional bridge may be the ideal treatment plan, in most cases implant restoration is the treatment of choice for missing teeth and offers several significant advantages:
- Implants do not require preparation – that is, grinding down – of adjacent teeth.
- The implant acts as an “artificial root” that preserves bone. Without forces acting upon it, bone in the jaws tends to resorb, or deteriorate. Resorption of bone can sometimes lead to cosmetic and /or restorative problems.
- Because an implant consists of components made of titanium, gold, and porcelain, there is no organic component that is susceptible to decay. In other words – it is impossible to get a cavity on an implant!
- Long term success rates of implants ar up to 98%.
- Single tooth implants are more “BIOMIMETIC” than a bridge. The natyural state of your mouth is to have individual teeth – not ones linked together. Implants achieve the closest duplication of your natural biology in this way.
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