Dental implants have become the “gold standard” for both patients and dentists when replacing missing teeth. Implants can provide a natural looking and functioning replacement tooth this is long lasting and comfortable. With a success among patients of 95%, dental implants provide benefits that far outweigh the upfront cost.
At Family and Spa Dentistry, Dr. Spencer Grossman and Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci, along with periodontal and implant specialist Dr. David Heering, offer patients full service implant dentistry in their Pennington dental office. There is no need to be referred to an oral surgeon for the surgical phase of treatment- all phases of the implant procedure can be completed at Family and Spa Dentistry.
Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci, Dr. Grossman and Dr. Heering will evaluate each patient to determine if they would be a candidate for a dental implant. It is important for a patient to have adequate healthy bone to support the implant and have a successful result. Dental implants can be used for replacing one tooth or several teeth and Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci will discuss possible options with a patient after a thorough evaluation to determine a treatment plan. In some cases, when multiple teeth are being replaced, dental implants can be used to “anchor” a dental bridge or dentures, providing greater stability and comfort.
The dental implant process typically takes several months, allowing time for the implanted post to heal and fuse with the bone in the jaw. This titanium post acts like the root of a tooth and will hold the dental crown in place much like a natural tooth. Most patients forget that they have an implant as they go about their normal routines, and they are able to enjoy eating without restrictions or fear of a restoration coming loose!
Dental implants can be brushed and flossed along with a patient’s natural teeth and with proper dental care, including routine preventive care with Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci, will last for many years.
If you would like to find out more about implant dentistry and discuss your options, contact Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci at Family and Spa Dentistry in Pennington to schedule an appointment.