Considered the “gold standard” for replacing a missing tooth, dental implants can solve a variety of dental health issues. At Dental Creations in Medford, NJ, Dr. Poorva Parnaik offers dental implants to patients who have lost a tooth or want to secure a dental bridge or denture. Dental implants can also be part of a smile makeover.
Dental implants are permanent structures secured to a patient’s jawbone with a small titanium post that is surgically implanted. As the bone heals around the implanted post, it becomes a “natural” part of the occlusal system. A cosmetically matched, natural looking dental crown is placed on top of the post, providing the patient with a “new tooth” that looks and feels almost exactly like their natural tooth. With proper oral hygiene and routine dental cleanings, dental implants will last for up to 20 years! Patients who are committed to follow up care and regular dental visits with Dr. Parnaik will see the best results in the long run.
Dr. Parnaik stays current with the latest in dental procedures and technology through hours of continuing education and brings a sense of compassion when caring for her patients, seeking to treat the person “as a whole” by understanding their health needs as well as their personal goals.
Dr. Parnaik will take time to perform a thorough evaluation of a patient’s oral health to determine if they are a candidate for a dental implant. Patients need to have healthy gums and there needs to be enough bone to support the implantation of the post.
The entire dental implant process takes 3 to 6 months to complete, depending on the amount of time needed for the implanted post to heal completely within the bone. Dr. Parnaik will coordinate all phases of treatment for her Medford area dental patients, referring patients to a local oral surgeon or periodontist for the surgical implantation of the post. Dr. Parnaik will follow up with patients after the surgical phase and provide a temporary crown or bridge while the bone is healing, often the day of the surgery. The final restoration, or attachment of the crown, will be done by Dr. Parnaik at Dental Creations.
If you have suffered the loss of a tooth or want to discuss your options, contact Dr. Parnaik to schedule a consultation.