Dental implants are small titanium cylinders that are placed into the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth. They have two primary uses: to replace missing teeth (either single or multiple) or to help hold dentures in place. While dental implants are typically made from titanium, they are also being made out of zirconia.
One of the most confusing issues to consumers are the components of dental implants. Quite often a dental team and patient will refer to a full tooth replacement as an “implant.” Technically, this is not correct. The full tooth replacement is comprised of three parts: the implant, the abutment, and the crown. The implant is also known as a fixture or body. This is the “screw” or “rod” that is placed into the jawbone. The “crown” or “cap” is the actual tooth you see in your mouth. There is a hidden component, called an abutment, which is a connector between the implant and crown.
After the procedure, the jawbone grows around the posts, so that they become permanently anchored in place. In some cases, dental implants can be placed on the same day as a tooth extraction, while for others, periodontal treatment and other procedures are required before implantation. It’s important to speak to your dental implant dentist to develop a treatment plan that’s right for you and may include any necessary pre-treatments.
Dr. Ira Goldberg, owner of Morris County Dental Associates in Succasunna, is a leader in implant dentistry. Not only does he treat patients locally from towns such as Randolph, Denville, Mendham, Long Valley, and Mt. Olive, but patients travel from other locations such as Florida, New York, North Carolina and other states.
Almost every dentist claims to provide dental implants, and we realize you have a myriad of offices to choose from. What separates Dr. Ira Goldberg and Morris County Dental Associates from others? Here’s a sampling:
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Dental implants are a viable solution for dealing with tooth loss, diseased teeth, and teeth that are badly damaged, but not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. In order to find out whether dental implants are a good match for your needs, call our dental office to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Goldberg. Our dental implant dentist is happy to help patients achieve healthy smiles from Succasunna, Randolph, Denville and surrounding areas in Morris County, NJ.
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Dr. Ira Goldberg of Morris County Dental Associates explains the versatility of dental implants and the variety of dental implant options that are readily available.
A dentist with advanced training in dental implants, like Dr. Goldberg, can determine which type is right for you.
Dr. Goldberg always tries to answer a direct question with a direct answer. That’s why we will tell you the placement of a single dental implant costs between $900 and $1,950. It is critical to note that this is just for the implant, not for the implant, abutment, and crown/bridge/denture.
There are many variables involved when determining the fee for an implant and its restoration: Are you in need of a standard implant or a mini-implant? How many implants do you need? What is going on top of that implant: a crown, denture, or bridge? Do you require other procedures such as extractions or bone grafting?
As you can see, there are multiple variables that go along with the simple question of “how much does a dental implant cost.” This is why we offer and recommend a free consultation to discuss your particular situation.
When you are comparing costs or receiving consultations, be sure both you and the person you’re having a conversation with are talking about the same thing. If you ask, “how much does an implant cost,” you may then receive an answer to just that: the implant. Not the implant, abutment, and crown.
Titanium is a biocompatible material, meaning the body accepts it. There are no reports of allergic reaction to the titanium alloys used for dental implants. Success rates are generally between 92% and 99%, depending upon the type of implant used, its location in the mouth, a person’s health, and the job it is being asked to perform. Primary reasons why they may fail include uncontrolled medical conditions and failure of patients to return to the dental office for maintenance. Although it is rare, there may be no detectable reason for implant “failure.”
While there are many things that you should consider when looking for an implant dentist, basing your decision on experience, training, and technology will help you to find the best provider for your needs. Dr. Goldberg has 20 years of experience in placing and restoring implants, and he holds numerous credentials in the field, including a diploma from the American Board of Oral Implantology. At our office, we utilize the latest in imaging technology, including 3-D scans and RFA (resonance frequency analysis) to develop treatment plans and place implants, ensuring the best results.
Tooth implants can help you stabilize your dentures (whether full or partial dentures) or even completely eliminate them for you! Mini dental implants are becoming more popular for denture-stabilization procedures, so you have another less expensive option at your disposal. Some people are bothered by the covering of the roof of their mouth. Others don’t like the metal hooks and clasps.
Implants can control these issues, and more:
Every implant patient will have a different “Recare Protocol,” but in general, you need to present to the dental office 3 to 4 times per year within the first two years. You should expect to have the implant(s) and teeth or appliance physically checked, the occlusion (bite) checked, and radiographic exams (x-rays) taken. These services are NOT included in the quoted fees for the treatment: rather, this is part of your maintenance protocol. If you are problem-free after the first two years, annual exams (or semi-annual if you have any natural teeth in your mouth) with annual films should then be expected.
Just because you have implants does not mean that the fixtures or teeth do not have to be cleaned. You can still develop infections of the bone and gums. Brushing, flossing, rinses with mouthwashes (medicated or OTC), waterpiks, and denture cleansers may all be part of your customized home-care regimen. For additional information check out our Maintenence and Post Treatment Info Sheet.
Sometimes, people suffer from “terminal dentition” (when all or most teeth cannot be saved), or they experience recurring pain, infections, and cavities. In these cases, removal of all of the teeth and replacement with implants may then be the fastest, healthiest, and most economical solution.
People oftentimes think that they have to place an implant for each tooth: this is not correct. With just four to 6 implants per jaw, we can replace a full set of teeth. This can give you a new lease on life with a brand new smile and the elimination of pain!
What separates our practice from other offices is Dr. Ira Goldberg. We know that one of your biggest concerns is finding a doctor you’ll be comfortable with. Dr. Goldberg is one of the leading experts regarding dental implants in Morris County. He has been practicing implant dentistry for over 20 years, holds multiple degrees in the field, and even teaches other dentists about dental implants.
If you suffer from missing teeth and are looking to get your beautiful smile back, call Morris County Dental Associates at 973-328-1225 to schedule an appointment. Our practice in Succasunna treats patients from Randolph, Denville and surrounding areas in Morris County, NJ.
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