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Dental Implants

Dental implants are the best way to replace your missing teeth. They look and feel like natural teeth and will provide you with years of enjoyment. Our highly trained team specializes in cosmetic dentistry and we can restore your confidence with a healthy, beautiful smile.

Call Dr. Bob at (973) 377-3700 to schedule a free consultation today. We offer affordable financing plans to fit your budget.

 

The complete replacement of a missing tooth requires 3 things:

  • The implant
  • An abutment (post) to attach a crown to the implant
  • A natural looking crown to fit on the abutment (post)

Frequently, there are 2 dentists involved; one dentist places the implant and another dentist makes the abutment (post) and the final crown. Paying separately for the services of 2 dentists is costly. Because we render all 3 of the services in the same office, we can offer implants to our patients at significantly reduced fees.

After an appropriate healing period of no less than two months, an abutment (post) will be placed (additional $475) and, finally, a natural looking crown will be placed (additional $1000).

Payment is not due for each component until it is completed, generally, several months after the implant is placed. When finally completed, the total cost for your complete case is a low $2300.

Blood Evaluation and Diet as a Criteria to Determine Implant Longevity

Implantologists are frequently called upon to restore edentulous area in which the natural teeth were lost as a result of periodontitis. The great advances in the design of endosseous implants, as well as an increasing awareness of bone physiology and surgical finess, have extended the functional life of osseous structures that failed in their primary function of tooth support. In order to minimize initial implant failures and maximize the life of apparently successful implants, we must consider the factors that caused the loss of the natural dentition so as to avoid their repetition. Case selection, medical history, implant selection, surgical technique and design of prosthesis are amply covered in the literature.

Diet

Sugar, caffeine and white flour have contributed as much to implant failures as have any of the local factors we so often discuss. Sugar causes an immediate over-production of insulin by the islets of Langerh􀁗ns of the pancreas to eliminate the induced hyperglycemia. A blood imbalance results since insulin raises the blood calcium level and lowers the blood· phosphorous level. This is the coronal caries and calculus formation phase. A hypoglycemic state rapidly follows as a result of the inability of the pancreas to accurately gauge the exact amount of hormone necessary to overcome the rapidly induced high bloqd sugar. The anterior pituitary gland, recognizing the hypoglycemia, produces a hormone to convert glycogen, stored in muscles and the liver, into blood sugar to restore the balance. This results in a lowered blood calcium level and an elevated blood phosphorous level which is the subgingival caries and gingival inflammatory condition. This shifting of blood levels and resulting pathologies can last for 36 hours, gradually dam ping down, depending on the quantity of sugar ingested. Caffeine acts in a similar manner except that the beginning phase is a stimulation of adrenal cortex hormone converting the glycogen into blood sugar.