What to Expect - Haworth, NJ

The Dental Implant Process

Transparent Communication

When making a big decision to replace missing teeth with dental implants, understanding the ins and outs of the procedure can help you feel more comfortable and build the trust you have with your dentist. At Gentle Dentistry, we strive to be as transparent as possible in all our procedures and want you to understand your implant procedure so that you are confident the treatment is for you. We follow a modern and minimally invasive approach to placing and restoring dental implants in our Haworth, NJ office, which utilizes some of the latest dental technologies available for predictable and successful results. Combined with Dr. Andrew Spector’s years of experience, training and talented team, you’ll be proud to grin from ear to ear with new, beautiful teeth!

Why Choose Gentle Dentistry?

  • Over 27 years of implant experience
  • Completed 2-year implant residency
  • Placement and restoration under one roof
  • Advanced dental technology
  • Hybridge® full arch dental implant certified
  • Nationally-renowned team

What to Expect with Dental Implants

The Initial Consultation

The first step toward rebuilding your smile is talking with our team and discovering your unique smile goals. We will evaluate your mouth to determine your health needs and goals, utilizing digital technology to create a representation of what your final teeth will look like. At this stage, you will be able to make changes to what you want your teeth to look like and achieve your ideal smile.

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The Initial Consultation

The first step toward rebuilding your smile is talking with our team and discovering your unique smile goals. We will evaluate your mouth to determine your health needs and goals, utilizing digital technology to create a representation of what your final teeth will look like. At this stage, you will be able to make changes to what you want your teeth to look like and achieve your ideal smile.

Planning Your Case

Once you are happy with the look of your smile, we will take cone beam CT images of your mouth to capture highly detailed x-rays that show bone volume, location of nerves and position of tooth roots. We use these images to create a dental implant guide, which shows us exactly where your implants should be placed for long-term stability. Guided implant surgery removes all guesswork out of the surgery and gives you accurate and safe results.

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Planning Your Case

Once you are happy with the look of your smile, we will take cone beam CT images of your mouth to capture highly detailed x-rays that show bone volume, location of nerves and position of tooth roots. We use these images to create a dental implant guide, which shows us exactly where your implants should be placed for long-term stability. Guided implant surgery removes all guesswork out of the surgery and gives you accurate and safe results.

Placing Your Dental Implants

Before surgery, you have the option of sedation to prevent anxiety or dental fear and to help block any sensations of discomfort. Our oral surgeon, Dr. Adam Brisman, or a certified anesthesiologist can provide soothing and safe IV sedation. Using the dental implant guide, we will place implants into the areas of your mouth where you are missing teeth. We replace single missing teeth with individual dental implants, but can also replace entire arches of teeth through the Hybridge® implant system. Hybridge® utilizes just five to six dental implants to support a full arch prosthesis.

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Placing Your Dental Implants

Before surgery, you have the option of sedation to prevent anxiety or dental fear and to help block any sensations of discomfort. Our oral surgeon, Dr. Adam Brisman, or a certified anesthesiologist can provide soothing and safe IV sedation. Using the dental implant guide, we will place implants into the areas of your mouth where you are missing teeth. We replace single missing teeth with individual dental implants, but can also replace entire arches of teeth through the Hybridge® implant system. Hybridge® utilizes just five to six dental implants to support a full arch prosthesis.

Restoring Your Teeth with Crowns

After your dental implants are placed, you won’t have to go to an outside practice for your final teeth—at Gentle Dentistry we can do that in-office. When you have just simple missing teeth to replace, our CEREC® technology can fabricate a dental crown the same day your implant was placed, so you will never have to go any time without teeth or with temporaries.

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Restoring Your Teeth with Crowns

After your dental implants are placed, you won’t have to go to an outside practice for your final teeth—at Gentle Dentistry we can do that in-office. When you have just simple missing teeth to replace, our CEREC® technology can fabricate a dental crown the same day your implant was placed, so you will never have to go any time without teeth or with temporaries.

Hybridge Full Arch Restoration

When replacing all your teeth with the Hybridge solution, you will wear a high-quality and natural looking temporary prosthesis before your final teeth are created. Thanks to Dr. Andrew Spector’s training and certification in Hybridge®, he can provide a finalized bridge in just 10 to 12 weeks.

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Hybridge Full Arch Restoration

When replacing all your teeth with the Hybridge solution, you will wear a high-quality and natural looking temporary prosthesis before your final teeth are created. Thanks to Dr. Andrew Spector’s training and certification in Hybridge®, he can provide a finalized bridge in just 10 to 12 weeks.

Healing After Surgery

The healing for our dental implant surgery is minimal due to how gentle our procedure is. You will be prescribed some pain medication, but most patients don’t need to take it for more than a few days. You will have to eat soft foods and should avoid drinking from straws or smoking for the first few weeks. Most patients are able to eat and chew again like normal shortly after surgery and are back to their normal lifestyles within days.

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Healing After Surgery

The healing for our dental implant surgery is minimal due to how gentle our procedure is. You will be prescribed some pain medication, but most patients don’t need to take it for more than a few days. You will have to eat soft foods and should avoid drinking from straws or smoking for the first few weeks. Most patients are able to eat and chew again like normal shortly after surgery and are back to their normal lifestyles within days.

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