The Implant Process

Dr. Tavormina is one of the most respected Millburn Dental Implants dentists. He is a highly-educated and trained dentist who believes in providing his patients with the highest quality service and results. Dr. Tavormina handles every step of the dental implant procedure with expert precision.


There are four main steps to the dental implant procedure: consultation, implant placement, osseointegration (the time it takes for the implant to fuse with the jawbone), and the application of replacement teeth. Our office will make sure to give you very detailed care instructions so that you remain well informed about the entire process. Please read on to understand more about how the procedure works, then contact us for a free consultation!


Dental Implant Consultation

The first step of the procedure is a personal consultation with Dr. Tavormina. In this consultation, he will decide if you are a candidate for dental implants. Even if you are a patient with insufficient bone structure or gum recession, Dr. Tavormina may be able to help you with bone grafting surgery.


Dental Implant Surgery

Once Dr. Tavormina considers you a candidate for dental implants, your implant placement will be scheduled. Dr. Tavormina has been awarded for his excellence in dental implant surgery as it is his passion. During the surgery, you will be given a sedative so you can sleep while your implants are being placed. Dr Tavormina will make a space in your dental bone into which small titanium implants are placed. Your gums will then be closed with stitches and temporary crowns (or bridges or dentures) will be placed.

Dental Implants Osseointegration Period

During osseointegration, the titanium roots actually become a part of your jawbone! Osseointegration takes a few months and provides the strongest foundation for your replacement teeth! During this waiting period, the dental implants Dr. Tavormina placed sit under your gums while the bone surrounding the titanium implants actually fuses to the implant. The dental implants actually become a part of your jaw!


Natural-Looking Replacement Teeth

Once the titanium roots are properly fused with your jawbone, you are ready for the last step of the process, where Dr. Tavormina will secure the porcelain replacement teeth onto your titanium roots. The dental implants are hollow screws into which dental posts are placed. The porcelain replacement teeth you chose, or the removable teeth you chose will be attached to the dental implant posts, and the result will closely resemble your natural teeth. Dental implant teeth replacements are the closest thing to what Mother Nature gave us. After this last step, your transformation is complete and you can leave Dr. Tavormina’s office with a beautiful, strong smile!


Learn More about Dental Implants in Millburn

The dental implant procedure only takes four steps to completely transform your smile. We do understand that it’s a big decision to make; thus, we urge you to come in for a free consultation to meet personally with Dr. Tavormina. If you are feeling worried about how much dental implants cost, please visit our financing page and review our payment plan options. Contact our office today to set up a consultation.


To make an appointment, call us at (973) 761-5090 or click here.