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Dental Implants – Brick, NJ

Rebuild Missing Teeth

Even just one missing tooth can severely affect both your oral health and your appearance, but with dental implants in Brick, we can bring back your complete grin in the most reliable, durable, and natural-looking way possible. We literally have “implant” in our name, and with them, we can help you reclaim your confident smile!

Dr. Ruiz  has completed advanced training in the placement and restoration of dental implants in order to ensure that our patients only receive the best possible dental care. Dr. Ruiz is a graduate of the well-known Misch International Implant Institute and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. If you are ready to say “goodbye” to the gaps in your smile, give us a call today to discuss dental implants.

Why Choose Drum Point Family & Implant Dentistry for Dental Implants?

  • Entire Dental Implant Process Performed In-House
  • Dentist That Has Undergone Advanced Training
  • Advanced Technology for More Precise Care

What Are Dental Implants?

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Dental implants are actually small titanium posts that are used to recreate the root structure of a lost tooth. Dental implants are the only treatment that fully restores a tooth both above and below the gumline, providing a secure and lifelike result that is simply unmatched by any other treatment. They can even prevent the bone loss in the jaw that is so common after tooth loss.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

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  • Consultation: Are you a candidate for dental implants? How many implant posts are needed to support all your missing teeth? Will you need any preliminary work? We can answer all these questions at your initial consultation.
  • Surgery: You will need to undergo minor oral surgery to have the implant posts placed into your mouth. Dr. Ruiz can take care of this in-house to make your dental implant journey nice and convenient, which is not something every dentist can do. Most patients report feeling very little discomfort both during and after the procedure.
  • Osseointegration/Abutment: Your mouth will be given a few months to heal, and a process called osseointegration will let the implants fuse with your tooth. Eventually, we’ll attach an abutment to each implant.
  • Delivery of the Final Restoration: The final step is to create your lifelike replacement teeth and anchor them to your dental implant posts.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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  • Better Chewing Power: Have you had to give up some of your favorite foods due to tooth loss? You’ll be able to enjoy them again thanks to the strength and stability of dental implants.
  • No More Slipping: Switching from traditional dentures to dental implants means you no longer have to worry about your teeth staying in place.
  • A Healthier Smile: Dental implants can stop bone loss, prevent dental drift, and reduce your risk for cavities.
  • A Long-Term Solution: There are many cases of patients being able to keep their dental implants for decades at a time.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

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Being an ideal candidate for dental implant surgery means having a mouth that’s free of gum disease. You must also have enough bone density in your jaw for osseointegration to be successful. Don’t worry if you don’t currently meet the requirements for dental implant placement; oftentimes, the issues that are stopping you from having the procedure done can be dealt with.

Dental implants are versatile enough to help restore your smile in all of the following tooth-loss situations:

Missing One Tooth

With an implant-supported dental crown, we can fully replace a single missing tooth in such a way that it is virtually identical to the surrounding teeth. It will consist of the implant itself, a custom-made all-porcelain crown, and a small screw called an abutment that will connect the two.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Two crowns can be combined with pontics (artificial teeth) to create a dental bridge. By anchoring a bridge to a pair of dental implants, we can replace multiple consecutive missing teeth all at once. Attaching a bridge to implants instead of your natural teeth means that we don’t have to alter your enamel.

Missing All Teeth

Do you constantly worry about your dentures slipping and sliding around in your mouth? If so, dental implants can help you finally get a set of teeth you can trust to stay rock-solid. Multiple implants can be used to support a full denture that has a much stronger and more consistent hold than your typical removable prosthetic. Even better, implant dentures also enable patients to have a much stronger bite force compared to traditional ones, allowing them to enjoy a more varied and healthy diet.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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You may have heard that dental implants tend to cost more than other forms of tooth replacement, and this is generally true. What you may not have realized, though, is that dental implants can actually save you money due to how long they can last without needing to be replaced. As such, dental implants can ultimately be a wise investment. Don’t forget to speak to our team about the various factors that can influence the cost of your dental implants.