Dental Implants in NJ
Losing a tooth, or several teeth, can be a traumatic experience for many patients. Not only does losing teeth result in physical discomfort, but it can lead to emotional distress and embarrassment as well. At Champagne Smiles, we understand the many issues that our patients with missing teeth experience, and we’re here to help. Dr. Richard Champagne has more than 25 years of experience as a dental implants provider and is proud to offer implant dentistry options so patients can have the healthy, vibrant smile they deserve.
To treat missing teeth, the dentists at Champagne Smiles offer a natural-looking, long-lasting solution: dental implants, which restore the look and function of the teeth to improve dental health and aesthetics. The team has years of experience serving New Jersey dental implants patients. Dr. Champagne honed his skills through an American Academy of Implant Dentistry Associate Fellowship.
Single Tooth Dental Implants
Dental implants replace tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth and can aid in the prevention of bone loss in the jaw.
Implant Supported Bridges
An implant supported bridge is a restorative solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. This restoration typically requires two implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for a patient’s natural teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
For patients who are missing many or all of their teeth, implant supported dentures may be an alternative to traditional dentures. This solution requires the placement of two or more implants. In order to replace a full arch denture, a minimum of four implants is generally recommended. Eligibility for this solution is dependent upon a number of factors, with jaw bone density being one of the most significant determining factors.
Traditional dentures rely on an acrylic base that sits directly on the gums, held in place by a paste or adhesive. Using implants as supports for dentures allows for a smaller and more comfortable base and less shifting of the prosthesis during use.
Implants can support both full and partial dentures as well as both fixed and removable dentures. If a removable denture is selected, the denture will “snap” on to the implant rather than requiring the use of denture paste or adhesives.
Full Arch with Only Four Implants
This procedure is a unique implant solution that allows patients with a completely edentulous (toothless) upper or lower arch to replace all of the teeth in that arch using only four implants as anchors.
Mini Dental Implants (MDIs)
It is important to have enough bone structure to support the placement of the dental implant. Many patients who have lost teeth due to periodontal disease and other infections may have deteriorated or insufficient bone structure. During an exam, Dr. Champagne will evaluate the bone to determine whether you will be able to sustain implants.
For patients who do not have enough bone support, Dr. Champagne may suggest mini dental implants, which do not require as much bone. In other instances, a bone grafting procedure may be performed in order to build bone structure prior to placement of the implants. These options can be discussed with Dr. Champagne during your consultation.
Guided Implant Placement
With this technique, specialized software is used to create custom surgical guides. These guides direct the exact location, angle, and depth of each implant placement. The use of the guide increases the accuracy, efficiency, safety, and predictability of the procedure.