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If you have questions about dental implants, you’re not alone. Many people have questions because the treatment can be quite complex. Our doctors, Dr. Danielle Kelner and Dr. Richard Kelner, are happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for. The more you know, the better. Today, they are happy to help you by sharing the answers to these commonly asked questions about dental implants in Clark, New Jersey:

Q: What are dental implants?
A: Dental implants are strong dental restorations that include a titanium post, an abutment and a false tooth (dental crown). The post is implanted into the jawbone and then the jawbone heals around the post to secure it. Then, your dentist places an abutment piece on the post and starts the process of your dental crown creation. When your crown is ready, your dentist will secure it over the abutment to give you the replacement tooth.

Q: How long does it take to place a dental implant?
A: Typically, it takes three to six months for the bone to heal around the post to secure it into place. Then, dental crown creation might take one to two weeks. If you need a bone graft before treatment begins, the treatment will require more time.

Q: How do I know I’m a candidate for a dental implant?
A: If you have a missing tooth and a strong jawbone, you are a candidate for a dental implant. Even if you have a weak bone, you can consider bone graft treatment. You can schedule an appointment now to find out if dental implants are for you.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental implants, please reach out to our dental team at your earliest convenience. When you contact Kelner Periodontics LLC by dialing 732-587-6740, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you need!