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Replace your missing teeth with permanent dental implants.

Losing a tooth can often feel hopeless, but, over time, losing teeth is natural. Though it might feel like the end of the world, losing teeth is something that comes as we age.

With permanent dental implants, however, you have a permanent teeth replacement option. Dental implants not only look entirely natural but also feel exactly like your natural teeth. Additionally, you'll no longer experience the pain and discomfort of dental decay or trauma. If you're considering dental implants, you should speak with a professional. We encourage River Edge dental implants patients to visit us at Marlen Elite Dental Wellness to discuss how dental implants can improve both your smile and your life. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Martirossian by calling us at (201) 546-8512.

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal, screw-like posts that provide safe, stable and durable "anchors" for new, artificial teeth that look and function like their natural predecessors.

Think of them as replacement tooth roots that are surgically anchored to your jawbone. Dental implant surgery can provide a welcome long-lasting alternative to dentures or bridgework. How dental implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant inserted and the condition of your jawbone, and may involve several procedures. If you're looking for a removable denture option, traditional dentures are both effective and affordable.

However, many of our dental implants patients enjoy the comfort, ease, and security of implant dentures that don't slide around or cause discomfort. Additionally, taking out your dentures regularly to eat, sleep, or clean your smile can be a hassle for some people. Instead, dental implants are a permanent option that feels just like real teeth. This restorative dentistry procedure actually implants a new replacement root into your jawline. In other words, your dental implants will function exactly like your natural teeth when you chew, eat, and talk. In fact, they might feel better than your teeth did before. Since we create dental implants out of metal and porcelain, they will be beautiful as well as fully functional.

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All-on-4 Implants

The All-on-4 treatment concept uses just four dental implants to support a full arch of upper or lower teeth. This implant solution is ideal for patients who have lost all their teeth in an arch, have an inadequate bone height or density in the jaw, or wear dentures that are loose and uncomfortable. One major benefit of the All on Four dental implant option is that this process can take place over the course of a day, making them "same-day teeth."

Full Mouth Dental Implants

This restorative dentistry procedure can give you a brand-new smile in just one day. We place four to eight implants in the upper or lower jaw and then attach a full set of replacement teeth. The implants fuse with the bone, providing a stable base for the new teeth that feel and function like your natural ones.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth restoration is used to repair the damage caused by tooth decay, disease, or injury. We place implants in the upper and lower jaw and then attach a full set of replacement teeth. The implants will fuse with the bone, providing a stable base for the new teeth that feel and function like your natural ones.

Implant Supported Dentures

These dentures are held in place by implants, providing a more secure fit than traditional dentures. Implant-supported dentures are an option for patients who have lost all their teeth in an arch and are not candidates for All-on-4 implants.

Zygomatic Implants

This is a specialized type of dental implant that is used to support a full arch of upper teeth in patients who have lost bone mass in the upper jaw. Zygomatic implants are placed in the cheekbone and fuse with the bones in the face, providing a stable base for the new teeth.

Dental Implants and Gum Disease

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, and it can also lead to bone loss in the jaw. If you have gum disease, you may be at risk of losing your teeth. Dental implants are placed in the jawbone and fuse with the bones in the face, providing a stable base for the new teeth. The implants will also help to preserve the jawbone and prevent further bone loss.

If you are considering dental implants, it is important to have healthy gums and bones. We can help you to maintain good oral health and prevent gum disease with regular dental cleanings, x-rays, and checkups. We may also recommend additional treatments, such as gum disease treatment and bone grafting, to ensure that your jaw is healthy enough to support the implants.

Reasons for considering dental implants

Dental implants may be right for you if you:

  1. Have one or more missing teeth
  2. Have a fully-grown jawbone
  3. Have adequate bone to secure the implants or can undergo a bone graft
  4. Have healthy oral tissues
  5. Don't have health conditions that might affect bone healing
  6. Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
  7. Want to improve your speech
  8. Can commit several months to the process
  9. Don't smoke tobacco or have quit smoking

Benefits of Dental Implants

The main benefit of dental implants is solid support for your new teeth. Because the titanium in the implant fuses with your jawbone, your dental implants won't slip or cause bone damage. Plus, the materials in the implants can't decay like your own teeth can. Implants can:

  • Improve your appearance
  • Improve your speech
  • Make you more comfortable
  • Enhance your self-esteem
  • Improve your oral health
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All surgeries, including dental implant surgery, pose some health risks, in this procedure including:

  1. Infection at the implant site
  2. Injury to surrounding tissues
  3. Nerve damage
  4. Sinus problems if an implant protrudes into a sinus cavity

Candidates for Dental Implant Surgery

Generally, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients must have healthy gums and enough jaw bone structure to hold the implants. Heavy smokers and patients with diabetes or heart disease may be excluded depending on the severity of their health issues.

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Preparing for dental implant surgery

You will need to undergo a comprehensive dental exam and a complete review of your medical history. Your dentist will design a comprehensive and customized treatment plan. Make sure you plan to have someone drive you home following your surgery, and expect to rest for the remainder of the day.

The Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are safe and effective. Additionally, with modern technology, the process is easy and painless. Anesthesia options include local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia. Implant insertion involves multiple steps:

  • 1. Removal of the damaged tooth or teeth
  • 4. Bone growth and healing
  • 2. Jawbone preparation, or grafting if needed
  • 5. Artificial tooth placement
  • 3. Placement of the dental implant

The process can take many months from start to finish. Depending on your needs and goals, certain steps in this sequence can sometimes be combined. Before we place your dental implants, we will assess your jawline. During this assessment, we determine whether an implant is a good option for your smile. If you choose to go forward with dental implants, we will first implant a metal rod into your jawline. This rod effectively serves as the root of your tooth. Once this rod is secure, we will send you home with a temporary tooth. During the time between your first and second appointment, your jaw and your muscles will grow around your new dental implants, allowing your smile to accept a new tooth. In the meantime, we will sculpt and fit a beautiful new tooth for your smile. Once your jaw fully heals, you will come back to our office in order to place your new permanent tooth or teeth.

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After your Dental Implant Procedure

You will likely have some swelling, bruising, minor bleeding, and some discomfort at the implant site. Any needed pain medication will be prescribed as appropriate. After each stage of surgery, you may need to eat soft foods for a while. Your surgeon typically will use stitches that dissolve on their own. But if your stitches are not self-dissolving, your doctor will remove them.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

With dental implants, you both feel and look younger. No longer will you have to live with missing teeth. Additionally, you don't have to replace your dentures every time you want to eat or sleep.

From here on out, you'll be able to talk, sleep, eat, and drink without thinking about your dentures. Additionally, you'll save your jaw from deteriorating. One of the benefits of getting dental implants that most people don't know about is bone retention in your jaw, keeping you from getting a "sunken" look to your cheeks and face later in life. When you have a full set of permanent teeth, your jaw becomes strong yet again, and your smile gains strength, too. Enjoy a restored smile with the help of your cosmetic dentist in River Edge, NJ. Replace your missing teeth and gain confidence at the same time with secure tooth replacements.

Choosing Your New Artificial Teeth

You and your dental specialist can choose artificial teeth that are removable, fixed, or a combination of the two.

Results and Maintenance

Dental implants have been shown to have a success rate of up to 98 percent. With proper care, results can last a lifetime.


The cost of dental implants will vary according to the number and extent of the procedures required. Have a thorough conversation with your dental specialist prior to treatment.

Consider this endorsement and testimonial from a very satisfied Marlen patient.

Best dentistry I've ever been to.

"The staff make you feel comfortable following through with the procedure, the environment is always neat, and I could not be more satisfied with the results! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone who has a problem with their smile and would like professional service done well."

- Anthony Abreu

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Your Restorative Dentist for Dental Implants in River Edge, NJ

If you have missing or decaying teeth, it's time to consider tooth replacements. Dental implants are permanent replacements for your teeth that look and function like natural teeth. If you're interested in replacing your missing teeth with dental implants River Edge expert, Dr. Martirossian, can answer any questions you have or address your concerns during a consultation. Schedule a consultation today by calling us at (201) 546-8512.

Book Your Consultation at Marlen Elite Dental Wellness Today

Take the first and most important step toward your best smile. The sooner you begin the process of designing your ideal smile with Dr. Marlen Martirossian, the sooner you will achieve results that you will love for years into the future. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for elite dental results at Marlen Elite Dental Wellness in New Jersey. We are conveniently located in River Edge, New Jersey, and serve patients throughout the state seeking the very best cosmetic dentistry New Jersey has to offer.

130 Kinderkamack Rd, Suite 306, River Edge, New Jersey 07661

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