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3 Things You Need to Know When Shopping for Dental Implants

August 12, 2018

Woman in dental chair giving thumbs upIf you’re looking for the right dentist to help you replace missing teeth with dental implants, cost is one thing that may be on your mind. Before settling on a dental practice to perform your procedure, there are a few basics you should know about making implant retained crowns, bridges, and dentures more affordable. In this post, we’ll discuss three things to look into before settling on a dental office to perform your implant tooth replacement plan. Keep reading to learn more.

1 – Dental Implants are Worth the Investment

When you’re getting started with your search for an implant dentist, you may wonder whether or not implant supported tooth replacement is worth the investment. Unlike other forms of tooth replacement that only restore the visible parts of the tooth, implant retained replacement teeth restore both the roots and crowns, making them look, feel, and function more like natural teeth.

The History of Dental Implants

July 2, 2013

We think of dental implants as a modern solution to missing teeth—and for dental implants as they are now, that’s true. But there’s also evidence to show that, throughout history, people have been bridging gaps in their smiles with a wide variety of materials.

Some of the earliest evidence includes a 1,300 year-old mandible found among Mayan ruins. Specially shaped shells had been implanted into the jaw to replace missing teeth.

Evidence from ancient Rome and ancient Egypt has also been found. In the case of Rome, a cast-iron implant was found in the jaw of a Roman soldier, while it’s believed that gold wires were used by Egyptians. Other materials that have been used throughout history include ox bone, semi-precious stones, copper, ivory, and rubber.

The first contemporary implant was placed in 1965. Through a test with titanium and a rabbit femur, the scientist Per-Ingvar Brånemark discovered that titanium could form a bond with bone tissue, which led to the placement of the first implant in a human skull.

Today, dentists like Dr. Goldstein of Randolph Dental Care are restoring smiles with dental implants on a regular basis. Dental implants mimic the natural structure of teeth with a crown on top and an implant, which acts as a prosthetic root, underneath. They’re versatile enough to replace a single tooth, multiple ones, or even an entire row. Best of all, Dr. Goldstein’s Randolph dental patients can have both stages of an implant procedure completed right in our office.

Are dental implants the right restorative service for you? During a consultation at Randolph Dental Care, Dr. Goldstein will talk to you about the dental implant process and recommend a personalized treatment plan, whether it involves dental implants or another service entirely.

Call us today to reserve your appointment. We serve patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.

Enjoy Amazing Benefits with Dental Implants

September 19, 2012

As more time passes, dental implants have become the restorative option of choice for patients who want to stabilize poorly-fitting dentures or replace one or more missing teeth.  When you combine how durable and easy dental implants are to care for with how natural they look and feel it’s no wonder they’re gaining in popularity with doctors and patients alike. Dental implants are as close to mother nature as we can get.

At Dr. Goldstein’s Randolph dental office, our talented team will complete your entire dental implant procedure in one location using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. That means you can have both the placement and the restoration phase of your procedure done under the guidance of Dr. Goldstein, without ever have to visit another doctor. Dr. Goldstein has studied extensively in both the placement and restoration of dental implants. He is a diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Improve Your Smile with Dental Implants

But beyond that, our Randolph patients can enjoy other great benefits with dental implants. Some of the most impressive include:

  • Improved chewing and speaking ability
  • No need for denture adhesive
  • Improved confidence
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Prevention of bone loss
  • A success rate as high as 90-95%

If you’ve dreamed of restoring your smile, Dr. Goldstein and our team at Randolph Dental Care can help. Call our Randolph office today to reserve your consultation appointment. Dr. Goldstein serves patients from Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and beyond.