Montville Dental Associates -  - Dentist

Matthew Spatzner, DDS

Dentist located in Montville, NJ

Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a more natural-looking, natural-feeling alternative to bridges and dentures. At Montville Dental Associates, Dr. Matthew Spatzner uses state-of-the-art dental implant procedures to help patients from throughout the Montville, NJ, region with feel more confident following tooth loss.

Dental Implants Q & A

by Matthew Spatzner, DDS

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are medical-grade metal posts implanted into the jaw bone and used to support a prosthetic tooth or crown. Implants can also be used to support a denture for patients missing multiple teeth. In recent years, implants have become a very popular alternative to bridges and dentures for patients who need to replace one or more missing teeth.

What happens during the implant procedure?

The implant procedure takes three or more visits to complete. During the first appointment, the metal post is implanted into the jaw bone and then allowed to remain undisturbed for several weeks to enable the post and the bone tissue to fuse together. When there isn’t enough bone to support the implant, a bone graft can be performed to supplement the existing bone with bone tissue removed from another area of the mouth. At the second appointment, a second piece called an abutment will be attached to the post and an impression will be taken and sent to the dental lab where the crown will be created. At the third visit, the crown will be attached to the abutment part of the implant and then carefully adjusted for a perfect fit.

Are implants better than bridges or dentures?

Dental implants offer several advantages over dentures and bridges:

  • Because they're attached to the jaw, they look and work like a natural tooth, and they also tend to be more comfortable, especially when eating.
  • There's no risk of embarrassing slippage or sore spots that occur when dentures become loose or ill-fitting.
  • They're easier to care for than most bridges - just brush and floss like a natural tooth.
  • Finally, because they’re implanted into the bone, implants stimulate the replacement of bone tissue just like a natural tooth root, avoiding bone atrophy that can weaken surrounding teeth and cause additional tooth loss. Bridges and dentures rest on the gums and cannot promote the continual replacement of “old” bone.

Plus, implants can be used in areas of the mouth where a bridge cannot be used, including areas where there aren’t healthy teeth to support a bridge.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care, an implant can last indefinitely.

Insurance

We accept many insurance plans from several insurance providers. Please call our office if you have any questions, and check out who we participate in-network!

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Anthem PPO 300
Delta Dental Premier
United Healthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Demandforce

    "A visit to this practice is a complete joy, from the greeting from the receptionist, the dental hygienist and continuing to the dentist."

    Kathy W.
  • Demandforce

    "It was the best dental experience I have had in many years. So happy a friend recommended Montville Dental Associates."

    Verified Patient
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    "Everyone is very friendly and very accommodating with my changing schedule. Most importantly, the teeth cleaning is pain free."

    Stella B.
Location
Montville Dental Associates
170 Changebridge Road, Suite B3-3
Montville, NJ 07045
Phone: 973-241-3563
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973-241-3563

Matthew Spatzner, DDS
170 Changebridge Road
Suite B3-3
Montville, NJ 07045