Missing teeth can compromise the enjoyment of eating your favorite foods, and speaking and laughing with others. If you are ready to restore your smile and your quality of life, dental implants can help. Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace lost tooth roots and provide the ultimate anchor for dentures and crowns. Dr. Michael Bixby can coordinate a dental implants procedure for you at his practice serving Red Bank and the greater Monmoth County area to restore your oral health and the appearance of your smile. To learn more, contact our practice today and schedule your consultation.
A dental implant is a small threaded titanium post that is surgically embedded in the jawbone to replace lost tooth roots. The implant naturally fuses with your jawbone to become a solid anchor for restorations. Dental implants can be used to support crowns, bridges, and dentures.
More and more patients are choosing dental implants because:
Dental implants are a very versatile solution, and can lay the foundation for many restoration plans:
Planning a dental implant procedure begins with a consultation with Dr. Bixby. At this time, he will review your medical history and determine your candidacy for implants. Most patients in good health with missing teeth and sufficient bone density are candidates. For patients with insufficient jawbone mass, a bone graft may be necessary.
On the day of the surgery, you will be given anesthesia to maintain your comfort. We offer several sedation options, depending on your needs. Your surgeon will make a small incision at your gum line. Next, he will drill a pilot hole into the bone and insert the titanium post. Finally, the gum is stitched close. Over the next three to six months, the implant will fuse to the bone. When this process is complete, Dr. Bixby will restore your implants with crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Don't suffer any longer with a smile compromised by missing teeth. Become one of the millions who have discovered the life-changing benefits of dental implants. Contact our office and schedule your dental implants consultation and receive a personalize cost estimate today.