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Dipika Shah, DDS, MAGD, LLC | Implants in Holmdel

Dipika Shah, DDS, MAGD
(Master In Academy Of General Dentistry)

723 North Beers Street Suite 2F
Holmdel, NJ 07733-1512

Ph: 732-264-8180
E mail: Info@dentistnj.com

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Dental Implants and Mini Implants

Mini Dental Implants are in the market for more than 25 years and they are strong and serve well to replace tooth/teeth or to support dentures. Mini dental implants are lot smaller in diameter than a regular dental implant. This offers many benefits. When there is not enough bone or remaining bone is narrow, we can place mini implant without grafting the bone. Mini implants are easier to place and due to their smaller diameter, most of the time, they can be placed without reflecting the gums, meaning less invasive surgery, faster healing as it  eliminates the need for a recovery period, as the restoration can usually be placed right away or only a short time after and also  allows us toplace it on patieints with even medical issues or medically compromised.

Mini implants are also less expensive than regular implants. Only your dentist knows if mini implants are right for you, so call for your consultation today.

Dental Implants: If you like to smile with confidence and be able to chew like your chewing with your own teeth, implant is the answer to replace missing teeth.
Implants can be placed the same day of extracting the tooth if there is no disease in the socket or tooth can be extracted and bone grafting is done and when bone heals, implant is placed. Most of the times, implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is place an implant into the jaw bone, can be done through the gum or an incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured and allow it to heal.

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as a support for your new tooth or a crown. In order to make an abutment and a crown supported by the implant, we need to take an impression, send it to the lab to make a permanent crown. After taking an impression, we place your temporary tooth back again. When permanent restoration (crown) is ready we place it on that implant by tightening with a screw or by cementing it.  Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

Sometimes, these implants are used to support a fixed bridge or even the dentures. Lots of patients who have dentures, they know that those dentures are not very comfortable, difficult to chew food with, food gathers under the dentures, always have fear of coming out as they are not well supported and esthetics is difficult to achieve. Sometimes patients do not like to have their palate covered by upper dentures as they cannot taste the food. Implant supported denture can be made without palate and person can chew well as denture will not move or rock while chewing.

Implants also help retain your original bone. As soon as we remove the tooth, your bone starts resorbing in the area as it does not get direct stimuli when talking or chewing like your original tooth used to give with the root inside the bone. When we place implant, that area of bone gets the stimulus that it requires in order to hold on to the quantity and quality of your bone. Longer you wait to place an implant, more bone will be lost and either we may not be able to place an implant due to lack of bone or we may have to perform additional bone grafting procedure before placing an implant. That also delays the procedure as we have to wait till Bone grafting has to heal.
So if you have any missing teeth, to-day is the day to call us and arrange for an exam and consultation for implant.
What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.

Dental Implant FAQs:

How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to especially to chew and talk. Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, they are permanent, you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment, and they procedure is very successful and fairly inexpensive.

Who can place a dental implant?
Your dentist may be able to perform implants in their own office based on their training. If not, they will recommend you to an implantologist, cosmetic dentist, or another specialist that will perform the procedure of placing an implant and then your dentist will place the crown on it.

How much do implants cost?
The price of your dental implants will vary based on the level of experience of your doctor, how many implants you are having placed, amount of insurance coverage, and more. Schedule a consultation with us to determine a price for your implants and a financing plan if necessary.

Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with your dentist.

How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.

Dr. Dipika Shah
723 North Beers Street Suite 2F
Holmdel, NJ 07733-1512

Holmdel Dentist serving Hazlet, Lincroft, Red Bank,Middletown, Colts Neck, Matawan, Aberdeen,
Manalapan, Marlboro, Freehold, Shrewsbury,Little Silver, Old bridge and Surrounding Area


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