Dental implants can replace a permanent tooth (or teeth) lost to extractions, trauma, or decay. At DenTull in Princeton, New Jersey, general and cosmetic dentist Janak Tull, DMD, specializes in placing and restoring dental implants. The team has extensive training in dental implantology and uses Nobel Biocare™ implants — the leading implants on the market. Call DenTull today to request a dental implant consultation, or book your appointment online.
Dental implants are titanium posts inserted into an empty tooth socket (or sockets). The implants integrate with your bone after placement, providing a base for crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures.
Getting dental implants takes longer than other restorations, but with optimal dental hygiene and regular checkups, they often last a lifetime.*
Dental implants offer various benefits, including:
Replacing extracted or damaged teeth with dental implants can improve your dental health. Filling a gap in your smile prevents your remaining healthy teeth from moving out of position and preserves your jawbone.
At DenTull, getting dental implants takes a series of visits spaced over a year.
Your dentist numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and inserts the dental implants into your empty tooth sockets. The number of implants needed depends on your treatment goals and the type of restoration you want.
It takes several weeks or months for your mouth to heal and for the implants to integrate with your bone. When that process finishes, you return to DenTull.
Your dentist takes digital impressions of your mouth and sends them to a dental lab that creates your implant restorations.
If you only have one or two implants and need a dental crown, your dentist mills it onsite with the CEREC milling machine.
When the dental lab finishes your implant restorations, you visit DenTull for the third time. Your dentist connects your restorations to your implants, checks your bite, and provides care instructions.
After implant restoration, you can bite and chew like you would with your natural teeth.
Caring for dental implants is like caring for your teeth. The DenTull team recommends brushing twice daily and visiting the office every six months for an oral exam and preventive teeth cleaning. If you have a history of gum disease, more frequent checkups might be necessary.
Call DenTull today to make a dental implant appointment, or book your consultation online.
*Individual results may vary.