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Dental Implants in Hillsborough, NJ

Elevate Your Smile

Rediscover a vibrant smile and renewed confidence with dental implants from Somerset Oral Surgery. Drs. Hecht, Jacobus, and Gordon and the rest of our highly-skilled and empathetic team specialize in creating personalized treatment plans delivered with care and precision. Located in Hillsborough, NJ, our practice is committed to providing exceptional care and outstanding results.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are natural-looking tooth replacements made from a crown and a post that are surgically inserted into the jawbone to restore functionality and enhance your overall well-being. With their durability and permanence, dental implants provide long-lasting solutions to missing teeth, preserving oral health and preventing bone loss. This advanced dental restoration option increases comfort, improves speech, and maintains the health of surrounding teeth.

Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants replicate the natural feel and appearance of teeth, featuring a crown and biocompatible post surgically placed into the jawbone. Somerset Oral Surgery offers comprehensive implant options tailored to your needs, overseen by the expertise of Drs. Hecht, Jacobus, and Gordon.

  • Single Implants: Composed of an implant post, abutment, and crown, a single dental implant offers a durable and natural-looking solution for replacing a missing tooth. Surgically anchored into the jawbone, this implant restores both aesthetics and function to your smile.
  • Multiple Implants: Dental implants for multiple missing teeth may involve a dental bridge or partial denture, to restore chewing ability and prevent bone loss. These implants provide a secure solution for individuals with missing teeth.
  • Full-Arch Restoration: Full-arch restoration offers a permanent and comfortable alternative to removable dentures for replacing all upper or lower teeth. With strategically placed implants, a full-arch prosthetic is securely attached to the jaw, ensuring both beauty and functionality.
  • Zygomatic Implants: Anchored in the cheekbone, zygomatic implants offer stability for patients with severe jaw bone loss, eliminating the need for a bone graft. These implants provide a stable foundation for a dental prosthetic. Somerset Oral Surgery is home to Dr. Jacobus, one of the only oral surgeons in the state who is qualified to perform this procedure.
  • Zirconia Implants: Crafted from biocompatible ceramic, zirconia dental implants offer durability and lifelike aesthetics suitable for single or multiple tooth replacements. Integrating seamlessly with natural teeth, these implants enhance both appearance and function.

Dental Implant Surgery

At Somerset Oral Surgery, our goal is to ensure your dental implant experience is seamless and stress-free. Recognizing the trust you place in us for your oral health needs, we are committed to providing the utmost comfort and efficiency throughout your journey.

Before any procedure, you'll meet with one of our surgeons for a thorough consultation. This includes 3D scans, an oral exam, and an assessment of jaw bone density to tailor the treatment to your specific needs and goals.

If you choose dental implants, you'll receive detailed pre-procedure instructions to follow. This may include dietary restrictions and arranging transportation for after your surgery to ensure a smooth process.

After the administration of anesthesia, your surgeon will perform the surgery, beginning with creating an incision in your gum tissue to access the jawbone. After preparing the bone, the dental implant post, serving as an artificial tooth root, is placed.

Following implant placement, you may receive a temporary crown or healing cap to protect the implant during osseointegration, a process where the implant fuses with the jawbone over several months.

Once fully fused and healed, you'll return to have the final crown attached, custom-made to match your natural teeth. You'll receive comprehensive instructions for caring for your implant, maintaining oral hygiene, and managing any discomfort or swelling post-surgery.

Types of Anesthesia

We offer several forms of anesthesia to ensure your comfort.

Cost of Dental Implants

When considering the cost of dental implants, it's essential to account for several personalized factors, including:

  • Type of anesthesia utilized
  • Quantity and specific type of implants necessary
  • Complexity of your unique case
  • Coverage provided by your insurance

During your consultation, we assess these variables to offer you a comprehensive cost estimate. Rest assured, we provide flexible financing options and accept various payment methods to accommodate your needs. Reach out to our office today to schedule your consultation and delve deeper into your options.

Explore Dental Implants in Hillsborough, NJ

Looking for dental implants in Hillsborough, NJ? Look no further! Somerset Oral Surgery offers the expertise of seasoned specialists—Drs. Hecht, Jacobus, and Gordon—who are dedicated to revitalizing smiles through dental implants. Contact our office to take the first step toward achieving a brighter, more confident smile.

Hear From Dental Implant Patients

These patients can tell you about their firsthand experience undergoing dental implant treatment at our office.

Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients

John Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure

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"Hi, I'm John from Kintnersville. I came to Somerset Oral Surgery for dental implants. When I first walked into the practice, I was greeted, made friendly. I found the staff helpful. I found Dr. Hecht to be very understanding, very patient, very skilled at what he did. The procedure went very well. As far as quality in life, it definitely was an improvement on that. You just feel better with yourself and when you're talking to people and when you greet them. My overall experience with the practice was—was very good. To all my friends and family in Short Hills and Madison, I highly recommend Somerset Oral Surgery. "

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a flipper tooth versus a dental implant?

While flipper teeth serve as temporary, removable dentures, dental implants provide a more permanent solution for missing teeth. Crafted from acrylic, flipper teeth lack the durability and stability of dental implants, which are surgically inserted into the jawbone to replicate the function and appearance of natural teeth.

2. Can I get gum disease even with dental implants?

Despite their durability, dental implants can still be susceptible to gum disease. However, by maintaining excellent oral hygiene practices and avoiding smoking, individuals can minimize this risk and support the longevity of their dental implants.

3. How can I take precautions after dental implant surgery?

After undergoing dental implant surgery, it's essential to take precautions to support proper healing. This involves avoiding hot foods and beverages, following any dietary guidelines provided, minimizing strenuous activity, and refraining from vigorous mouth rinsing. Additionally, individuals taking opioid pain medication should exercise caution when performing tasks that require alertness, such as operating machinery or driving.

4. How much does a dental implant cost in Hillsborough, NJ?

Understanding the cost of dental implants in Hillsborough, NJ involves considering multiple factors, including the specific needs of each patient and any insurance coverage. To receive a comprehensive cost estimate tailored to your individual circumstances, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable staff.

Central New Jersey's Premier Oral Surgery Practice

Somerset Oral Surgery is dedicated to creating beautiful, functional smiles through exceptional oral healthcare. We work to create a practice where everyone in the Somerville, Lebanon, and Hillsborough, NJ communities feels welcome. If you’re ready to discover the transformative power of oral surgery to restore aesthetics and functions, get in touch with our office to schedule a consultation to learn how we can help bring you a better, healthier smile.