By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
August 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Is your mouth missing teeth? Do you have broken or cracked teeth from an injury or accident? If you want a more complete smile, Dr. Dental-implantJeffrey Mason, can be your Hasbrouck Heights, NJ dental implants expert.

Frequently asked questions about implants:


What are dental implants?

Dental implants are metal supports that fit inside your gums where the tooth roots once were. These metal implants serve as a foundation for artificial teeth by fusing with your jawbone.

Dental implants can fill a gap of one missing tooth; or they can make up your whole mouth by affixing denture to the metal supports.

Artificial crowns are tailored in Hasbrouck Heights specifically to your mouth, and are affixed to the implants. They match your other teeth in both look and feel, making them seem just like natural teeth.


How do dental implants work?

When you decide to get dental implants, the process for getting dental implants is lengthy, and requires some surgery. The healing period can be 6-12 months, while the metal support actually melds with your jawbone. The potential appointment schedule is outlined below:

  • First appointment: Removal of broken teeth and gum preparation for dental implant placement.
  • Follow-up appointments: Local anesthetic is administered for comfort while the dental implants are placed.

After the implants have melded with the jawbone, the crowns are placed on the implants, and your new tooth is ready to use.


Do dental implants require special care?

The care of your teeth after dental implants is just as important as it is for natural teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you should always brush twice a day and floss once a day to keep healthy teeth and gums.


Interested? Call us now!

If you are interested in learning more about how implants save your smile, call Dr. Mason today at (201) 288-4447 to schedule your dental implant consultation in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.