Dental Implants Frequently Asked Questions

At Midland Family Dental Care, we know that any decision affecting your health is an important one. When it comes to your health, we strive to give you the best care and experience possible. This is why we educate each and every one of our patients about the different tooth replacement options that we offer so we can help them make the right choices for their health and life. After all, we want you to feel like you have complete transparency and control over your oral health. This page is dedicated to dental implants and their frequently asked questions to help you learn more about dental implants. If you have any further questions or concerns about dental implants, contact our Wyckoff, NJ office so that we can better assist you.

What exactly are dental implants?

Dental implants are a minor surgical procedure that replaces one or more missing teeth with artificial tooth roots and replacement teeth. It has become a more popular option over dental bridges and dentures because of its long-lasting results, reliable, and natural aesthetics. Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss from tooth decay, gum disease, and even injury. To resolve these issues of embarrassment and inconvenience, dental implants are available.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are much more reliable than bridges and dentures because it is fused to the jaw bone for a stable foundation. It never comes loose and is long-lasting. Not only is it strong, the aesthetic results are flawless. The replacement tooth is custom designed to blend in with your real teeth, looking like you’ve had that smile your whole life. There is no special maintenance required, just remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day for the most optimal oral health. Best of all, there are no diet restrictions. No worries about your dentures coming loose, enjoy all the foods you love with dental implants.The benefits are endless; enjoy your smile for a lifetime with Midland Family Dental Care’s dental implants.

How do dental implants compare to dentures?

When it comes to tooth replacement options, our Wyckoff, NJ patients vastly prefer dental implants over dentures, and here’s why. Dental implants do not need to be removed for eating, cleaning, or sleeping. Dental implants become a part of your life just like your natural teeth. Not only do they function as a natural smile, our custom designed implants make it look like you were born with your beautiful smile. We enhance your beauty and health with our dental implants so you can get back to enjoying your day to day life without the messy glues and pastes that dentures require for a stable foundation. There are no more uncomfortable moments at the dinner table when your dentures come loose because when you have dental implants, they stay in place for a lifetime.

How long does the dental implants process take?

For a seamless smile that stays strong and beautiful, the dental implants process takes several months. During the dental implants visit, the patient will undergo oral surgery to have the artificial tooth roots screwed into the jaw bone. Once the roots have been implanted, the temporary teeth will be applied over the top before leaving the office for recovery. After a few months of osseointegration, the process in which the artificial tooth roots fuse together to the jaw bone become one with each other, the mouth will become fully healed. Once the patient’s mouth is healed, he or she returns to our Wyckoff, NJ office for their specially crafted permanent teeth that were matched to the patient’s natural teeth for the most aesthetically pleasing smile.

Can I afford dental implants?

Here at Midland Family Dental Care, we understand that costs can affect your decision to receive dental implants. Our friendly staff is ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have so you can feel aware of all of your financial options. Insurance varies from person to person, from case to case.  If you aren’t sure what your insurance covers, contact us and our friendly front desk staff can help find out what your coverage entails and file a claim for you if you decide to move along with the dental implant process.

Are dental implants right for me?

Dental implants are a great option for those missing one or more teeth and want a natural-looking, convenient, and permanent tooth replacement method. Our Wyckoff, NJ patients prefer this over our other tooth restoration procedures such as dentures and bridges due to dental implants’ long lasting results. To learn whether or not you may be a candidate for dental implants, contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Midland Family Dental Care. During your consultation you will learn more about dental implants and the procedure, then you will undergo an oral examination to determine if dental implants are right for you. To schedule your consultation, please contact our Wyckoff, NJ office.