Bring Back Your Smile With Dental Implants

Whether you’re suffering from a diseased tooth or have lost teeth due to an accident, a permanent dental implant can brighten your smile again.

No matter what your current oral situation is, dental implants are a great option to help you restore your smile and normalcy during your daily routine. Even if you wear dentures, the addition of implants can help anchor your dentures in place to avoid slippage and increase comfort.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Although installing dental implants is a surgical procedure, it is far less complicated than one might expect. Each procedure is performed under local anesthesia at our Suburban Essex office, and because we use only the latest technology, most patients will be able to return to work the next day with little to no discomfort.

Permanent dental implants can be your best solution for a variety of purposes, including replacing a single lost or damaged tooth, supporting a bridge, or as a fixed or removable denture solution.

To learn more about Guided Dental Implants read our blog “Guided Implants“.

Dental Implant Benefits

Permanent dental implants have many advantages over removable solutions:


  • Implants look and act just like real teeth.
  • More comfortable and durable than removable dentures.
  • Easier to clean and install than a bridge.
  • Does not impede eating or chewing.
  • Cannot get cavities.

Missing Tooth

Support a Bridge

Removable Denture

Fixed Denture

Permanent dental implants are made of titanium, a durable metal that is often used in orthopedic joint replacement surgeries. In the case of dental implants, a small, titanium anchor is placed within the jawbone, acting as an artificial root. After a period of three to six months, your bone will grow around the anchor.

Step 1

The first step is completed under local anesthesia. A metal anchor, or artificial root, is placed into the jawbone. Bone grows around the anchor. This takes about three to six months.

Step 2

A “healing cap” is placed when the implant is uncovered.

Step 3

Then, the healing cap is removed and a metal post, or abutment, may be attached to the anchor.

Step 4

When your gums and jawbone have healed, a crown (artificial tooth) is constructed, then screwed or cemented to the post. Fitting your new crown properly may take several appointments.