Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS replaces teeth and restores patient smiles with dental implants. Implants are a permanent restorative option for teeth that are missing or have been extracted. They look and feel like natural teeth, and are the most permanent and efficient means of replacing lost teeth.
Implants are titanium screws insertedinto the jaw bone. Over a period of 3-6 months, the jaw bone heals around the implant to become a solid, stable base for the new tooth. During this time a patient is fitted with a temporary crown, and a custom crown is created to match their smile perfectly.
After the jaw bone and gums have healed appropriately, the custom crown is placed in a secondappopintment.Sometimes, doctor may may need to expose the head of the implant in a second minor surgery. When everythingis healed, the crown will be screwed or cemented to the top of the implant. When this is complete the tooth looks like part of the natural smile, and with proper care will last for decades!
To learn more about single-tooth implants and all the services provided at the practice, visit www.dentistnj.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dipika Shah DDS, here in our Holmdel, NJ office, call 732-264-8180.