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Dental Implants

Tooth loss can make it difficult to chew, enunciate, or smile with confidence. Without the help of a dentist, the side effects can worsen.

At the Michael Bixby Center for Advanced Dentistry, we coordinate your dental implants treatment to improve your smile's form and function.

Find out why so many patients of our Red Bank, NJ, dental office are choosing implants for their restorative dentistry treatment...

Life-Changing Results 

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3 Benefits of Implants Over Other Dental Treatments

Long-Lasting Support

With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. Because the titanium in the implants is biocompatible, it can fuse with your bone tissue. As a result, implants create a stable, secure foundation for the long-lasting success of your restored smile.

Natural Feel

Implant-supported restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures are the next best thing to natural teeth. They are incredibly stable, allowing patients to eat, laugh, and speak without worrying their restorations will slip out of place.

Protection against Bone Recession

Implants can help maintain the integrity of your jawbone and facial features. Unlike traditional dentures or other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants can prevent the jawbone deterioration that usually accompanies the longterm absence of tooth roots.

Dr. Bixby Explains Dental Implants

Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace missing tooth roots. If you are missing a single tooth, Dr. Bixby will recommend a dental implant because it does not require altering surrounding teeth. We work with the best periodontists and oral surgeons in the area to offer our patients excellent implant care.

Could Dental Implants Be Right for You? Schedule a Consultation Today

If you have a missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth, dental implants may be the best option for you. At the Michael Bixby Center for Advanced Dentistry in Red Bank, NJ, Dr. Bixby and his team provide our patients with life-changing implant dentistry.

To find out if you qualify for dental implants with our dentist, schedule a consultation at our dental office today. You can schedule a consultation by filling out our online form or calling. We provide dental care to patients from Red Bank, Monmouth County, and throughout New Jersey. 

732-224-1160

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This wonderful man made me feel very comfortable about neglecting my teeth. He is a very kind gentle man and I  Trusted him thoroughly.

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Dental implants consist of a titanium post, abutment, and final restoration....

Implants in Action

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a small, threaded titanium rod that is surgically embedded in the jawbone to replace lost tooth roots. The implant naturally fuses with your jawbone during a process known as osseointegration to become a solid anchor for restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures.
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"I Can Look in the Mirror and Smile"

Nancy trusts Dr. Bixby completely. She says that the dental care she has received at the Center for Advanced Dentistry has improved her quality of life and increased her confidence. She enjoys her dental appointments because our team members always make her feel welcome and comfortable.

The Hidden Cost of Missing Teeth

While many patients are concerned about their appearance, there is a more serious problem with missing teeth. Teeth, and more importantly, the roots of the teeth have an important role when it comes to your oral health. Every time you have a meal, vibrations travel through the tooth and the root, signaling your body to maintain the bone in your jaw. However, when the tooth is lost, those signals go silent and the bone erodes. 

When just a single tooth is lost, the bone in the socket erodes and nearby teeth may slip into the gap, creating problems in your bite and creating uneven wear on teeth.

If many teeth are missing, your entire jawbone begins to recede and more teeth may be lost. At that point, you will be faced with more extensive dental work.

As you lose teeth and your jawbone shrinks, the skin on your face starts to sag and your facial features appear sunken. You may start to look older than you actually are.

Are You Worried About Discomfort During Surgery?

Providing compassionate, comprehensive care to patients is our number one priority. Our methods employ the latest in modern dentistry and local anesthesia to make treatment comfortable. With the nerves in the treatment area numbed, you can expect not to feel any pain during the procedure.

For those who desire a deeper level of relaxation, Michael Bixby Center for Advanced Dentistry offers nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation options. In addition, all of the oral surgeons we partner with provide effective anesthesia to make your surgery as free from discomfort as possible.

Dental Implant Restoration Options

Dental implants are a very versatile solution, and can lay the foundation for many dental restoration plans:

Single Tooth Replacement

We can replace a single missing tooth with one implant restored with a crown.

Multiple Tooth Replacement

Patients missing two or more consecutive teeth can benefit from a dental bridge secured with one or more implants.

Full Arch Replacement

Patients missing all teeth in the top, bottom, or both dental arches can benefit from implant-supported dentures. Patients can speak, smile, and chew knowing that their dentures will remain securely in place.

A Closer Look  At Implant-Supported Dentures

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People with traditional dentures are well aware of their limitations and how they can embarrassingly slip around inside your mouth. What you may not know is that these traditional dentures can actually accelerate the erosion of the jaw.

In contrast, an implant-supported denture can help stop the loss of bone while also giving you peace of mind knowing that they won't slip out-of-place at the wrong moment.

Implant-supported dentures are also prized because they allow you to chew naturally and they dramatically increase the strength of your bite. People switching from full upper dentures that cover the palate and dull the senses will rediscover the range of flavors that they have been missing in food.

Were You Told You Were Ineligible  for Implant-Supported Dentures?

New Techniques May Make Them Possible Now

Even if you've been told in the past that you lacked the bone density for implants, new techniques are making it possible for more people than ever to qualify for implants. Request a consultation to learn if these newer options will work for you. We provide dental care to patients from Red Bank, Monmouth County, and throughout New Jersey. 

Call for a Consultation: 

732-224-1160

Dr. Bixby Explains Dental Implants

Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace missing tooth roots. If you are missing a single tooth, Dr. Bixby will recommend a dental implant because it does not require altering surrounding teeth. We work with the best periodontists and oral surgeons in the area to offer our patients excellent implant care.

How Are Dental Implants Placed? The Dental Implant Timeline

The process of receiving dental implants can take several months. Sometimes patients who have been avoiding the dentist need preparatory treatments to create a healthy environment for successful implant surgery. This can include bone grafts to improve bone density or treatment of gum disease. If needed, these procedures would take place before implant surgery. A typical timeline for implant surgery:
Dr. Bixby works closely with dental labs and oral surgeons to ensure his patients receive the best possible implant care.
Dr. Bixby works closely with dental labs and oral surgeons to ensure his patients receive the best possible implant care.

Consultation

The process of restoring your missing tooth or teeth with a dental implant begins with a consultation with Dr. Bixby at our office in Red Bank, NJ. During this consultation, our dentist will examine your bite and discuss your candidacy for implants. If you decide implants are right for you, we can schedule your first procedure.

Surgery

On the day of the surgery, you will be given anesthesia to maintain your comfort. Your surgeon will make a small incision in the gums. Next, he will create a pilot hole in the bone and insert the titanium implant. Finally, the gum is stitched closed.

First Healing Period

Over the next three to six months, the implant will naturally fuse to the bone. Some patients may be provided with a temporary restoration during this time.

Abutment Placement

When the first healing period is complete, a second, less invasive procedure is required to attach the abutment to the titanium post. 

Second Healing Period

A second recovery period of a few weeks is required for the gums to heal around the abutment.

Restoration

Finally, Dr. Bixby can attach a crown, bridge, or denture to the abutment or abutments. Enjoy your newly restored smile!

Do You Have Questions?

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"Thank God for Dr Bixby and his office staff! I cracked a tooth dislodging a piece of it. Dr Bixby’s office was kind enough to come in early to accommodate me and replaced the filling and repaired the tooth (#30)- all in an hour." Kelly Taylor - 5-Star Google Review - 2020

Dental Implants FAQ

How do I care for my implants?

Once your crown, bridge, or denture is secured, you can care for implants just like your natural teeth by brushing and flossing regularly. It will be especially important to keep your regular checkups with Dr. Bixby so he can make sure the implants stay healthy and secure.

What kind of implants does Dr. Bixby use?

We have worked with most implant manufacturers, but we most commonly work with the Astra and Ankylos implant systems.

Do my natural teeth need to be altered?

Usually, teeth surrounding the location of the missing tooth do not need to be altered. This is an advantage of implant dentistry over traditional restoration methods.

Dr. Bixby

Center for Advanced Dentistry

Dr. Michael Bixby has been providing comprehensive dental services to patients in the Red Bank area since 1998. He is proud to be affiliated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • The Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (732) 224-1160 to speak to a member of our team today.

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