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Implants Specialist

Elegant Smiles of Matawan

Shalin Jani, DMD

Dentistry located in Matawan, NJ

When dentures aren’t an option or you simply want a stronger, longer-lasting solution for replacement teeth, you should consider dental implants. Shalin Jani, DMD, offers dental implants to patients at Elegant Smiles of Matawan in Matawan, New Jersey. To find out if dental implants can replace your missing teeth and restore your mouth’s functioning, call the practice or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.

Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are metal screws or cylinders placed in the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. The jaw bone heals around the implant to form a bond to support one or more dental crowns. In use for more than 30 years, Implants are the most natural looking and feeling devices for replacing teeth. Once in place, dental implants provide the same functionality and strength as natural teeth.

Who benefits from dental implants?

Dental implants are beneficial for adults in need of replacement teeth, whether you were born without a tooth or have lost teeth due to decay or injury. Adolescents who have completed facial growth and development can also receive dental implants. People experiencing one or more of the following conditions can benefit from dental implants:

  • One or more missing teeth
  • Have dentures that slip or fit poorly
  • Experiencing bite problems or pain from missing teeth
  • Want to replace missing teeth with a long-term solution

If you are missing one or more teeth and want to learn more about dental implants, call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

How are dental implants done?

Performing dental implants since 2002, the providers at Elegant Smiles of Matawan complete the dental implant process from start to finish. The process starts with a comprehensive dental exam, including reviewing your medical history, taking X-rays, and creating models of your teeth and jaw. A customized treatment plan is developed based on how many teeth you need to replace along with the condition of your remaining teeth and jawbone.

The dental implant process requires one or more surgical procedures over several months, performed in stages with healing time between each stage. Dental implant procedures include:

  • Removal of a damaged tooth
  • Jawbone graft if needed
  • Placement of a dental implant
  • Bone healing and growth
  • Placement of abutment (a connecting piece to hold artificial tooth)
  • Placement of artificial tooth (dental crown)

Are dental implants painful?

The dental implant procedure is simpler and less painful than having a tooth extracted. Elegant Smiles of Matawan offers local anesthesia during the dental implant process, so you don’t have any pain during the implant procedure or afterward.  

Use the online booking tool or call Elegant Smiles of Matawan to find out if dental implants can restore your smile and tooth functioning.