Rutherford Implant Dentist – Offering Dental Implants, Dentures, & More
If you have a lost or missing tooth -- or even have lost all your teeth -- you aren't alone; many Americans experience tooth loss. Missing teeth can have a negative impact on how you speak, eat, and even how you feel about your appearance. Dr. Frost offers Rutherford dental implants for a sturdy, permanent method to replace a single tooth or even an entire arch.
As an expert in the field of implant dentistry, Dr. Frost has helped many residents with missing teeth achieve an even, more-beautiful smile. His dental practice uses the latest techniques and technological advancements, such as three-dimensional imaging, digital X-rays and panoramic digital X-rays, to assist in the treatment planning and implementation process.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
As an experienced restorative dentist, Dr. Frost offers a number of solutions to replace missing teeth, including fixed bridges and removable dentures. However, dental implants can offer several distinct advantages over these restorations. These benefits include:
• Improving a patient's ability to eat and speak
• Preventing jawbone loss that can occur after tooth loss
• Preventing shifts in alignment of existing teeth
• Replacing teeth without requiring making changes to nearby teeth
• Restoring a patient's smile and self-esteem
• Supporting dentures permanently and securely
Dr. Frost offers Rutherford dental implants to replace a single missing tooth, a few missing teeth, and even an entire upper and or lower set of teeth. Dr. Frost has been performing these dental procedures for over 15 years and has the expertise his patients need to restore their smile’s natural beauty and function.
What Does Getting Dental Implants Involve?
If you are considering a dental implant at Dr. Frost's office, you can first schedule a consultation appointment. During this visit, Dr. Frost will take scans of your jaw to determine if you have enough jaw bone present to successfully place a dental implant. Even if you have experienced bone loss in the past, Dr. Frost can offer bone grafting procedure to build up the area, making successful implantation more likely.
Dr. Frost uses guided implant technology to plan the implant's ideal placement prior to the procedure. This means that, before you step into our Rutherford dental office for the implant procedure, Dr. Frost knows the exact angle and area where the implant will need to be placed. This initial procedure takes about 30 minutes and involves very little downtime once completed. Over the course of several months, the bone grows around the dental implant, helping it to remain secure in the jaw. The amount of time required for healing depends upon where the implant is placed and whether the implant will be supporting permanent dentures.
After placement of the implant, Dr. Frost will create a custom crown to cover the dental implant. The crown will fit seamlessly over the implant’s abutment, creating a natural-looking finish to your smile.
What Lifestyle Changes Do I Need to Make With a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are a firm, secure tooth replacement option that requires few lifestyle changes. However, Dr. Frost recommends avoiding hard foods, such as peanuts, popcorn and hard candy to prevent the crown from cracking.
To learn how a Rutherford dental implant can improve your smile, call Frost Dental Group to schedule your initial consultation.
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