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Dental Implants

University Dental Care

Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in New Brunswick, NJ

If you’re one of the 178 million Americans missing at least one tooth, you might want to consider dental implants to restore your oral function and smile. At University Dental Care in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Lanny Rubin, DDS, and his team provide state-of-the-art dental implants — whether you’re missing one or all of your teeth. Call or make an appointment online today to learn more about dental implants and if they’re right for you.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are replacement teeth that anchor into your jaw. 

The implant itself is a titanium post that is inserted into your jawbone. It allows for a  secure foundation for a crown to be placed.   

Dental implants are a permanent and convenient replacement tooth option. The University Dental Care team can use them to replace a single tooth or all of your teeth. 

They also use implants as anchors to secure upper or lower full dentures. 

What is the process for getting dental implants?

Patients typically need several appointments to complete the dental implant process. Your dentist at University Dental Care begins with a thorough dental exam and X-rays. They need to ensure that your jaw is strong enough to support an implant.

If you have bone loss, don’t worry Dr Rubin will recommend a bone graft to build up the site for the future implant. When the site is ready, a titanium implant can be placed  

You need to wait for the implant to secure itself to the surrounding bone, which could take several months. When your implant is secure in your jaw, your dentist will take an impression or mold and send it to the dental lab to make your custom crown. 

When your crown is back from the lab, your dentist attaches the crown to the implant and checks the fit, bite, and contacts with adjacent teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth. Once your implant is finished, no one will be able to tell that it's not a natural tooth. You can bite and chew without fear and smile with confidence. 

Dental implants also stimulate bone growth in your jaw, like your natural tooth roots. Without this stimulation, you could experience bone loss in your jaw. Bone loss not only affects the shape of your face but can also contribute to future tooth loss. 

Additionally, many patients prefer dental implants because they provide a predictable result and are easier to care for than removable dentures. Another fantastic option is to attach your denture to a couple of implants; this way, it is secure, and you can eliminate the messy pastes and denture adhesives for good.  

Call University Dental Care or request an appointment online today if you’re missing a single tooth or several teeth and want to find out if dental implants are the right solution for you.