Dental Implants in Long Valley, NJ
Restore Your Confidence with a New Smile
Dental implants are the healthiest, most attractive way to replace missing teeth. This tooth-replacement option restores the ability to eat, drink, and socialize without issue or embarrassment.
At Rogler Family Dentistry, we understand how difficult it can be to live without teeth. For that reason, Dr. Rogler has completed extensive training to be able to provide stunning results with dental implants — adding yet another reason why he was named the best dentist in Long Valley.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a dental prosthetic that we can use to fill the gaps in your smile. While there are various ways to replace missing teeth, the majority of restorations are cosmetically-focused. Dental implants look like natural teeth, but what truly sets them apart is how they function like natural teeth as well.
Dental implants are composed of three parts:
- Fixture: The fixture acts like the root of a tooth, securing the implant in place.
- Abutment: The abutment is the connector between the implant fixture and the crown.
- Crown: The crown is the only portion of the implant that anybody will see. Our crowns are made from high-grade porcelain, which is a strong tooth-colored ceramic material.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants separate themselves from other dental restorations because of the array of benefits they provide. Beyond stunning aesthetics, you could experience the following perks:
- Reliability: Dental implants have the longest lifespan of any dental restoration because they’re immune to disease and decay. With proper care, your implant could last a lifetime.
- Durability: Dental implants are the only dental restoration that is placed into your jawbone. This added stability improves your ability to bite, and it can strengthen other treatments such as dental bridges and dentures.
- Zero Restrictions: With other restorations, such as traditional dentures, your diet can be limited. However, dental implants act like your natural teeth, meaning you can eat all of your favorite foods again.
- Improved Speech: Teeth play an integral role in the quality of our speech. Dental implants prevent slurring, whistling, or any other unwanted vocalizations. If you’ve been living with tooth loss, dental implants have the added benefit of restoring your natural speech pattern.
- Natural Feel & Function: We’ll take impressions of your smile so that we can ensure the implant looks and functions in harmony with the rest of your teeth.
The Dental Implant Process
If one or more of your teeth have fallen out, you may qualify for dental implants, but first, you need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rogler. During this visit, he’ll examine your mouth and jawbone to determine if the procedure is right for you. Before you can begin, your gums need to be healthy, and your jawbone needs to be strong.
Once you’re cleared for treatment, we’ll collect impressions of your smile so that the new teeth can be created in a dental lab. Each tooth will be made to match the shape, size, and color of the surrounding teeth.
The next step in the procedure involves Dr. Rogler placing the implant fixture under the gum line. Once he’s done, your jawbone will develop a durable bond the fixture over the next few months through a process called osseointegration. This process creates a level of durability that can’t be replicated in any other type of procedure.
Afterward, Dr. Rogler will secure the natural-looking crown to the fixture. At this point, you’ll be able to eat your favorite foods, maintain an active lifestyle, play sports, and more, without fear of your teeth becoming loose or falling out. Patients throughout New Jersey enjoy the benefits of never having to worry about their teeth again.
Advanced Dental Care in Long Valley, NJ
Dr. Rolger and his staff feature comprehensive dental care in a safe and comfortable environment. Contact Rogler Family Dentistry at (908) 850-0506 to start your journey today. Alternatively, you can fill out our online submission form, and a member of our staff will contact you promptly.
Dental Implant FAQ
Q: I need to replace two missing teeth next to each other. Can I just have one implant placed and attach it to one of my natural teeth and make a bridge?
A: Generally, this is not a good idea-over the years we have learned that it is generally much better not to attach implants to teeth. We frequently attach implants to each other, which can improve strength and works well. So in a case like this, although it may be more expensive in the short term to place two implants instead of one, the long-term success is likely to be much better with the two implants.
Q: I lost my upper back teeth on one side and have gone for years without doing anything about it. My sinuses always seem to bother me more on that side than on the side that I have back teeth. Could these problems be related to one another?
A: In a large majority of people who have had their upper back teeth missing for a long period of time is the increasing downward growth of the maxillary sinus. At birth it is the size of a pea, and progressively grows as the skull matures. This growth is at the expense of the surrounding bone. If you are considering replacing those upper back teeth with fixed teeth that stay in all the time, it may be necessary to perform a sinus elevation procedure to allow room for placement of dental prosthetic implants into this area to support those teeth. This involves placement of bone and/or bone substitutes into an area which was previously occupied by the lower part of the maxillary sinus. Most importantly, this procedure increases the available bone use to place implants and restore the missing back teeth.
Q: I’ve had dentures for several years and have lost a lot of jawbone. My lower dentures are floaters and I need help. Is there still hope for me?
A: In most cases, with the new options available today in the field of dental prosthetic implants, some form of treatment can be done. We encourage people to get help as soon as possible if they are already having some problems with their current situation. These problems include: excessive use of denture adhesives, chewing only soft food, unable to taste some foods, constant mouth sores, unhappy with the appearance of one’s teeth and bite position (in some cases the nose and chin getting closer together). The sooner the problems are corrected with dental prosthetic implants the more choices one has available for treatment. If you have any or all of the above symptoms, implants could very well be the answer for you.
Q: I am missing all of my teeth and am now wearing a full upper and lower denture. I can no longer tolerate my lowers. Will I need an implant for every tooth I am replacing on the lower jaw?
A: It is not necessary to have an implant for every tooth that is being replaced. The number of implants necessary to provide support depends on the type of implants used and the type of teeth (removable vs. non- removable) that will be attached to the implants. A thorough oral exam and panoramic x-ray is all that is necessary in most cases, to determine which implant can be used and how many must be used. Sometimes additional x-rays or CT scans are used in more complicated cases.
Q: I consulted a dentist several years ago about using implants to replace my lower denture and he told me that I did not have adequate bone available to place enough in-the-bone implants without danger of fracturing my now fragile jawbone. Are there any alternatives?
A: Because of the advances in the field of implantology, there are now more choices and techniques. It’s the rare person that cannot receive an implant or a combination of implants. Today we have available many types of implants designed to accommodate multiple problems.
Q: I had a root canal on a tooth that fractured and now it has to be removed. Can it be replaced with an implant or do I have to have a bridge or a partial?
A: Teeth that have root canals can fracture more easily than other teeth because they are weaker and somewhat dehydrated. They can sometimes be as brittle as glass. In the past the best available treatment was to remove the tooth and file down the adjacent teeth and make a bridge – caps on the adjacent teeth with an attached “dummy” tooth in between. Sometimes this still is the only way. However, in many cases an implant can replace the fractured tooth and no teeth need to be ground down at all.
Helpful Related Links
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). What Are Dental Prosthetic Implants. 2013
- American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). Implants Defined. 2015
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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