Dental Implants: Smiles for Life

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are tiny titanium screws that are inserted into the jaw. They are the closest thing to a person’s natural teeth in terms of feel, fit, look and function. They can last a lifetime and are becoming more and more popular as a means for replacing missing teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are superior to alternative methods such as dentures and bridges in almost every way.

Implants:

  • Allow you to eat anything
  • Look just like natural teeth
  • Last a lifetime
  • Feel like natural teeth
  • Prevent jawbone loss
  • Are permanent (they won’t slip or fall out)

Better than Dentures?

In addition to the lifestyle benefits provided by dental implants, they are also a great improvement on dentures as they provide the stimulation required by the jawbone to maintain its mass and health. Jawbone loss almost always occurs with dentures and bridges because they do nothing to stimulate the bone.

Guided Surgery for a Better Dental Implant

Guided surgery has improved the dental implant process with great success! The process uses CBCT imaging (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) and 3D printing technology to create a surgical template for precision placement of the implants.

Dental Implant Cost: A Worthwhile Investment

Many people are concerned about the cost of dental implants, however it is important to keep in mind that with traditional tooth replacement methods such as dentures and bridges, regular replacement and maintenance is required at an extra cost. Dental implants, by contrast, can last a person’s lifetime, which makes them an affordable choice for most people.

Dental Implant FAQs

Does implant surgery hurt?

No – dental implant surgery is performed with anesthesia to keep you comfortable. After the procedure, the medication will slowly wear off. You may experience some discomfort, which can be controlled sufficiently with over-the-counter pain medications.

What if I am missing a lot of teeth?

We have a great option for patients missing all (or most) of their teeth: full arch replacements. This procedure, also called a “hybrid denture,” places a permanent denture on just 4-6 implants in just one day!

Can I work after dental implant surgery?

Most of our patients take the remainder of the day off after surgery, but are able to return to work the following day.

How long does the dental implant process take?

The entire process takes from 3 to 12 months, depending on how many teeth we are replacing, jawbone deterioration and more.

No matter what the current state of your smile, Ridgewood Periodontal and Implant Associates is here to give you an exceptional dental implant experience – we will exceed your expectations. Please call us at Ridgewood Office Phone Number 201-447-0855 to meet our friendly dental implant team!

Ridgewood Periodontal & Implant Associates

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I was referred to Dr Barabas by my daughter's orthodontist. She was seen by a "top" oral maxillofacial surgeon prior to my visit. My husband and I wanted her to get a second opinion regarding replacing her bridge with oral implants. Dr. Barabas had already reviewed our case with her orthodontist and looked at all of the necessary x rays prior to our visit together. In short, it was his professional opinion that my daughter was not in any urgent need to undergo this procedure. I was so impressed with his professionalism and his careful consideration of how to properly care for her case. The previous doctor we saw was in a hurry to perform what amounted to 2 expensive and unnecessary procedures that required a long unpleasant recuperation. I was beyond pleased with his office and the care my daughter received.

- Eve S

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My lower teeth have been loose and rotten for years and I went through many patch jobs. I finally came to Dr. Barabas. He works with the best dentists and referred me to one. I got my rotten teeth out and a full lower set of implants and new screwed in temporary teeth in the same few hours. I cannot believe I didn't do this years ago

- D W

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My front tooth broke off at the gum line while I was out to dinner. I called my general dentist, who was out of town. He said to call this office for an extraction. Dr Barabas stayed late after his full day to take my took out and put in an implant. Knowing I didn't have a temporary tooth, he made me a new tooth in the office and attached it to my implant. When he got back, my dentist said he couldn't have made a nicer one himself! I love this office and the service!

- Maria M

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This office was the closest actual periodontist to me after I searched for LANAP laser. Two other offices wanted to cut my gums. PAul Barabas lasered my whole mouth in a morning. It no longer bleeds, my breath is better, it never hurt, and I have a new dentist for a long time!

- Anonymous

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Very personable and professional. I was nervous and Dr.Barabas answered all my questions and put me at ease. Procedure was swift and easy. So glad I did it. Very happy with my implants and new smile.

- Mary M

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Great experience with doctor and staff!

- Michelle S

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