Dental implants can transform your smile and encourage optimal oral health if you’ve lost some or all of your permanent teeth. At J Park Dental in Fort Lee, New Jersey, family dentist Jihye Park, DDS, and her team specialize in placing and restoring dental implants. Your provider monitors each step of your recovery, ensuring positive treatment outcomes. To schedule a dental implant consultation today, call the office or book online.
Dental implants are small metal posts Dr. Park inserts into the empty sockets where your permanent teeth used to be. After placement, the implants integrate with your natural bone, providing a foundation for crowns or implant-supported dentures.
To get dental implants, you need healthy gums and plenty of bone to support them. If you have gingivitis, periodontitis, or low-bone volume, Dr. Park might recommend a prerequisite treatment, such as scaling and root planing or a bone graft, before moving forward.
Dental implants offer various benefits, including:
Dental implants may even help you speak more clearly if you wear dentures. Because implants fuse with your jaw, they don’t slide or move out of position.
At J Park Dental, getting dental implants takes at least three visits spaced over several months.
Dr. Park reviews your dental records, takes a series of digital X-rays, and completes an oral exam. You qualify for treatment if you’ve lost one or more permanent teeth and have enough bone to support dental implants.
Dr. Park numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and inserts the implants into your empty tooth sockets. She then writes you a prescription for antibiotics and provides recovery instructions.
When the implants finish fusing with your jaw, you return to J Park Dental a few months later. Dr. Park assesses your recovery progress and takes impressions of your mouth. She sends your impressions to a dental lab that designs and makes your crowns or implant-retained dentures.
When your dentures or crowns are ready, you visit J Park Dental for the last time. Dr. Park administers a local anesthetic, attaches the restorations to your dental implants, and polishes your teeth.
Dental implants typically last a lifetime*, but it’s crucial you practice good oral hygiene. Dr. Park and her team recommend brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for preventive care.
To learn more about dental implants today, call J Park Dental or click the online booking feature.
*Individual results may vary.