Dental Implants FAQ

Cosmetic Dentistry Specialists in Manahawkin, NJ

At Federici Dental, we believe you deserve nothing but the best for your smile - and we're committed to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams through quality dental treatment. We're proud to offer years of experience and expertise in the treatments we provide, using state-of-the-art technology in our Manahawkin office. One of our most popular restorative dental treatments is dental implants, and we receive plenty of questions about them.

Below, you'll find frequently asked questions about dental implants. Don't hesitate to contact us at (609) 316-4573 if you're still curious about the treatment.

What Are Dental Implants?

Put simply, dental implants are small, screw-like titanium posts inserted into the jaw to replace missing teeth. The implant is placed during a minor surgical procedure, and after allowing it to heal, we'll attach a permanent crown to the implant that is shaped and colored to perfectly match your natural teeth. Once finished, dental implants can last a lifetime.

We personally do not perform the surgery, but Dr. Joe or Dr. Dave will be with you every step of the way, to ensure you're comfortable throughout the duration of treatment.

Can Dental Implants Replace More than One Tooth?

Absolutely. We can use dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire dental arch through implant supported dentures. If we need to replace many adjacent teeth or an entire dental arch, we can often use as few as 4-6 implants to replace the full set of teeth. We can use fixed dentures to provide a permanent solution or removable implant supported-dentures for a more conventional approach.

How Serious Is the Dental Implant Surgery?

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The surgery for dental implants is a minor, routine procedure performed on an outpatient procedure right in our office. Most patients find they have no trouble dealing with the procedure. Normally, any discomfort after the operation can be easily managed with over the counter medications like ibuprofen. We use a local anesthetic to keep you completely comfortable during the procedure.

How Expensive Are Dental Implants?

Implants have a higher initial cost than other options like dentures or bridges, but it's important to remember that the initial cost isn't the only factor. Implants last decades longer than crowns, bridges, or dentures - in fact, with conscientious care, dental implants last a lifetime. While the upfront cost of dental implants is slightly higher than other methods, in the long-term, they are by far the most cost-effective option for tooth replacement.

How Do You Take Care of Dental Implants?

Caring for dental implants is simple: just treat them like natural teeth. All you have to do is brush twice a day, floss daily, and maintain regular dental checkups and cleaning, just as you would normally. This will keep the gums around your implants healthy and ensure they last a lifetime.

Can the Body Reject Dental Implants?

No. Dental implants aren't like an organ transplant - there are no organic materials in a dental implant, so the body can't "reject" it the way it can a foreign tissue. In fact, because implants are made of titanium, they have the unique property of osseointegration: the implant will literally fuse to the jawbone, providing a foundation almost as strong as a natural tooth. In rare cases, it's possible for an implant not to take if oral hygiene is poor, but this happens less than 5% of the time. If this does happen, we can simply let the area heal and try again with a new implant.

Can I Get Dental Implants?

Almost anyone who needs one, multiple, or all their teeth replaced is a candidate for dental implants. At Federici Dental, we've helped countless patients improve their smiles through dental implants, and we'd be thrilled to do the same for you.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Manahawkin Dentist!

If you'd like to find out how dental implants can help complete your smile, the team at Federici Dental would love to speak with you. Call us today at (609) 316-4573 with any questions or to schedule your consultation. No matter how old you are, it's never too late for a beautiful smile. We look forward to speaking with you soon!