Dental Implant FAQ

Having a smile with missing teeth can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Finding the right tooth replacement option for your smile can help restore your confidence and return function to your teeth. Most dentists suggest the use of dental implants over other replacement solutions because of their high patient success rate and durability.

Medford dentist Dr. Poorva Parnaik of Dental Creations will work with you to determine if dental implants are right for you. If dental implants are right for you, Dr. Parnaik will partner with a local surgeon who will perform the surgical aspect of the dental implant procedure. Dr. Parnaik will complete the restoration in our Medford dentist office. Dental Creations also offers other tooth replacement options to help restore your smile.

Dental Implants

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. Over the course of 3-6 months, the dental implant will fuse into the jaw bone. Once the dental implants integrate into the jawbone, Dr. Parnaik will attach a dental crown, dental bridge, or a dental bridge depending on the number of teeth you’re missing and their location. For a single missing tooth, Dr. Parnaik will use a dental crown. For multiple missing teeth, she may use either a dental bridge or denture.Dental implants can help return function to your smile, as well as provide a natural looking solution for your missing teeth.

How will I know if dental implants are right for me?

Our goal at Dental Creations is to provide patients with patient focused, comprehensive dental care. Dr. Parnaik will examine your teeth and gums to determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants. Traditionally, it’s imperative that patients have an adequate amount of healthy jaw bone structure to receive dental implants. However, if dental implants are not right for you, we do offer other replacement options to help restore your smile. Dr. Parnaik will take the time to address your dental goals and concerns to find a solution that is right for you.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

  • Durable and long lasting
  • Provide a lasting foundation for dental bridges, dentures, and dental crowns
  • Cost effective
  • Natural looking solution
  • High patient success rate
  • Don’t require daily adhesives
  • Help prevent and minimize further bone loss in jaw
  • Preserve surrounding teeth
  • No slippage

What is the dental implant process?

The dental implant process will require multiple visits to our Medford dental office. Dr. Parnaik takes the time to the treatment plan to provide patients with a detailed, organized plan to restore their smile. Dr. Parnaik will work with a local surgeon to ensure the dental implants are accurately placed in the jawbone. It will take anywhere from 3-6 months for the dental implants to fuse with the jaw bone. After the dental implants heal, Dr. Parnaik will attach a denture, dental bridge, or dental crown as your final restoration.

How do I schedule an Appointment?

Restorative dentist Dr. Parnaik promotes healthy, functional teeth. She will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right your dental needs. If you want to explore your tooth replacement options, feel free to visit Dental Creations in Medford, NJ. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call 609.365.0673