Dental Implants Specialist

Advanced Smile Dentistry

General Dentistry & Cosmetic & Implant Dentist located in Jersey Shore, Ocean County, Toms River, NJ

Do missing teeth make you feel defeated when you try to eat, talk, or smile? If so, find out if dental implants from Advanced Smile Dentistry, located in Toms River, New Jersey, and led by David Basar, DDS, are right for you. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that the practice places in your jawbone, where they fuse with the bone and become permanent anchors for restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures. To restore your freedom and confidence with dental implants, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that fuse with your jawbone below your gumline. Made from titanium, these posts are extremely strong and reliable. They act as permanent anchors to hold artificial teeth like dentures, crowns, or bridges.

Dental implants allow you the opportunity to completely restore your smile, whether you’ve lost some or all of your teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implant restoration offers you numerous benefits, including:

Comfort

First, dental implant restorations are far more comfortable than dentures and other alternatives. They are snug and secure and allow you to talk, drink, and eat with confidence and ease.

Durability

Because dental implants fuse with your bone, they’re durable enough that if you brush, floss, and attend regular dental checkups, they can last a lifetime.

Improved oral health

Dental implants improve more than the appearance of your smile. They also promote oral health by allowing you to floss between them, and they also prevent teeth shifting and jawbone loss.

How does the dental implant process work?

The first step in the dental implant process is seeing if you qualify. To be a good candidate for dental implant restoration, you must have healthy gums and a jaw strong enough to hold the implants and fuse with them.

If your gums and jawbone are healthy enough to begin the process, Advanced Smile Dentistry starts with X-rays using 3-D dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology.

A CBCT X-ray is a special type of X-ray that produces a 3-D image of not only your teeth, but also your bone, soft tissues, and nerve pathways. This image helps your implantologist evaluate your entire mouth and determine the perfect spots to place your implants.

After the practice places your dental implants, you must wait for your mouth to heal and for your implants to fuse with your bone. This usually takes a few to several months.

Once your mouth has healed, Advanced Smile Dentistry attaches connector posts called abutments to your implants. Next, to create the most natural-looking, attractive, and comfortable smile, the practice uses a 3Shape Trios® scanner to create a digital 3-D scan of your mouth.

From this scan, they can fabricate artificial teeth that same day, whether they be crowns or bridges. Then, your team attaches your permanent artificial teeth to the abutments and sends you on your way with a beautiful new smile.

Are you ready to take back your smile? If so, book an appointment with Advanced Smile Dentistry online or over the phone to find out if dental implants are right for you. Your new smile is waiting.