What are Dental Implants?

We get this question very often especially at our Jersey City Dental Implants practice from patients who are looking to get missing tooth replaced.  Below we have tried to present a summary of the procedure in layman’s language to give our readers a quick understanding of this procedure.

A dental implant is a procedure whereby a metal fixture (this is usually a screw) is placed into the jawbone, and this implant then acts as a support or anchor for a new false tooth, or set of teeth.

Sounds quite a straightforward concept…right?  In reality, this is not necessarily a straightforward form of cosmetic dental surgery and requires considerable care and commitment from both the dental surgeon and the patient.

Dental implants can be used to replace teeth when they are badly damaged, and have no hope of survival. Over time, the implant or screw, fuses with the jaw bone and remains a strong support for the fake teeth (a process known as osseointegration).

There is the option to have one, or multiple dental implants in order to support a single or multiple teeth – which will all depend on your individual situation.

‘All-on-4’ dental implants are a whole set of teeth (lower or upper jaw) that sit on a set of 4 dental implants. They are a great solution to dentures as they are a permanent solution that do not need to be removed and are extremely strong and natural looking.

Hopefully, the above article provided you with some insight into the procedure. In future articles, we hope to provide more information on many of the advantages as well as risks involved that can help you make a more informed decision.


If you have missing teeth or have dentures and are looking for solutions for dental implants in Jersey City, or Hoboken, in Union City, or surrounding areas in New Jersey, please call our office at 201-425-8600.