Dental Implants Specialist

High Tech Family Dentistry

Family and Cosmetic Dentists located in Westfield, NJ

A great smile can mean the difference in how you feel about yourself from the inside out. Arthur Scheiner, DMD, and Suzanne Lorino, DMD, at High Tech Family Dentistry create dental implants for patients of all ages. Located in Westfield, New Jersey, High Tech Family Dentistry's knowledgeable team can replace missing or severely damaged teeth so you can look and feel your best again. To learn more, call for a consultation or book your appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

High Tech Family Dentistry

What are dental implants?

Many adults think dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth, and they might be right. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Strong, durable, and aesthetically attractive, dental implants help restore the simple confidence that comes with having natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post that a dentist implants into your jawbone beneath your gums. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw. Once the post has been installed and your mouth has fully healed, a process that generally takes a few weeks, the dentist will mount a custom-made crown (replacement tooth) onto the metal post.

The implants fuse to your jawbone, so they are strong, stable, and don’t shift in your mouth.

These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay solidly fastened to your jaw.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Beyond performing, looking, and feeling like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten benefits:

  • Are permanent and can last a lifetime
  • Are a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth
  • Help retain your natural face shape and smile
  • Ensure the health of your jawbone
  • Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Help you talk casually and without worry
  • Don’t slip out of your mouth
  • Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
  • Aren't wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair

Can someone like me get dental implants?

If you're missing teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Your jaw needs to be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. That's why dental implants are a fantastic solution for adults, not children.

You might also be a perfect candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men looking for a more permanent, long-term solution to dental work may be good candidates for implants. Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Meet with your dentist to ask questions and learn more about your options.

Book an appointment online or call High Tech Family Dentistry to take the first step toward a more confident smile.