Are You A Dental Implant Candidate?
Dr. Tavormina is committed to helping every Millburn resident who would like to drastically improve their smile. Dental implants can do just that. Dental implants are small titanium tooth roots which are surgically implanted into a patient’s jawbone and fitted with beautiful replacement porcelain crowns or bridges (or the choice of removable teeth).
Please read on about whether you are a candidate for dental implants in Millburn, and then schedule a consultation with our Millburn office. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to call us: 973-761-5090.
Are you a Candidate for Dental Implants with Dr. Vincent Tavormina in Millburn?
If you are missing one, two or multiple teeth and your gums are in general good health, you are most likely a candidate. A consultation is needed to see if you are an official candidate; however, this webpage can give you an idea of what makes an ideal candidate.
In most cases, people who have sufficient bone and gum structure to support the implants are candidates; however, if you have gum recession and bone loss you may still be a candidate with the help of such procedures as bone grafting or soft-tissue augmentation.
Bone Grafting for Dental Implants
Insufficient bone or gum structure does not automatically keep you from getting dental implants. Dr. Tavormina might be able to use bone grafting surgery or soft-tissue augmentation to build a solid foundation for the dental implants to adhere to.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure where a sample of bone is taken from a part of the patient’s body and grafted to the jawbone. Sometimes, Dr. Tavormina may choose to use synthetic bone instead of real bone.
This procedure is performed a few months before the dental implant surgery to ensure that the bone graft is solid to support the dental implants. Bone grafting makes the entire process a little longer, but helps to make sure there is enough bone for the implants to latch onto.
Schedule your Dental Implant Consultation in Millburn
If you are interested in dental implants and would like to find out if you are candidate, we encourage you to call our Millburn office today. Dr. Tavormina is a respected leader in his field, often lecturing other dentists on implant dentistry. If you have questions about the cost of dental implants, please visit our finance page.
To make an appointment, call us at (973) 761-5090 or click here.