Bear Brook Dental Care Educates Dental Implant Patients In Montvale, NJ


At Bear Brook Dental Care in Montvale, New Jersey, Dr. Kiwon Lee is passionate about educating patients that suffer from tooth loss about dental implants. If you're like me, losing your teeth is a huge fear. It's even a common nightmare among people when we get too stressed out -- seriously, that's a thing!

That's why I feel so much better now that Bear Brook Dental Care has committed to educating patients like me in the Bergen County area about dental implants!

With his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and his AEGD Residency from Columbia University, Dr. Kiwon Lee’s patients are in great hands. If you're thinking about becoming one of his dental implant patients, it might be cool to know that Dr. Lee is also a Fellow of the International Congress of Implantologists. He’s committed to constantly learning about the latest techniques in implant dentistry, and that’s why Bear Brook Dental Care has over 300 5-star reviews from their patients.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are effective solutions for replacing severely damaged or missing teeth. An implant dentist can replace one or multiple teeth with artificial teeth, using a surgical procedure. The replacement teeth are permanently inserted, giving the appearance and versatility of natural teeth.

During the dental implant surgery, a metal post is inserted into the jaw bone, mimicking the roots of your natural teeth. It may be necessary to wait for the post to complete osseointegration, or the fusion of the implant post with your organic bone structure. Afterwards, an artificial tooth (sometimes called a dental crown) is added to the exposed section of your implant post.

Dental implant surgery is usually performed in stages, which vary based on several factors, including:

The removal of dead or damaged teeth

Jawbone grafting and healing

The amount of teeth replaced

Placement of the metal post

Addition of the dental crowns

There are two main types of dental implants: endosteal dental implants and subperiosteal dental implants. Which type that the dentist recommends will vary based on your jawbone and whether you have periodontal disease, or bone loss.

Are dental implants permanent?

Yes, dental implants are a permanent solution for tooth loss.

Because the implant post fuses to your natural bone during osseointegration, they won’t be easily removed. Just like a natural tooth, the implant placement is secured, and usually only moves due to trauma or other periodontal or gum disease.

What do dental implants look like?

Ideally, the implants will look just like your natural teeth.

The dentist or oral surgeon will create a unique mold, made just for you. The customized crown or bridge should be made to look similar to your remaining teeth. The color, size and shape will all be created per your needs and aesthetic preferences. 

The dentist will make a plaster mold of your remaining natural teeth and/or the empty tooth cavity, which will help their team to create the best size and shape for your crown. This customization process is important, because it will keep your dental implant from looking unnatural or fake. 

All in all, your cosmetic dentist will work to make sure that your dental implants look and feel like natural teeth.


How long do dental implants last?

Just like natural teeth, dental implants require proper care and diligent oral hygiene. If maintained properly, the replacement tooth can last as long as real teeth.

Because they are designed to be a permanent solution for lost teeth, the implants are built to withstand normal wear and tear from biting, chewing, and minor traumas.

It’s also important to note that other factors play into how long dental implants last. For instance, existing periodontal, jawbone, or gum disease may shorten the longevity of your replacement teeth. The location of your implant is also important. Implants replacing molars are more likely to see normal wear and tear.

The crown of the implant is more likely to see damage than the implant post itself, so it’s also possible that the post is well-secured, but that the crown may need to be replaced. Without complications, the implant post may last for decades, while the crown itself can last between 5 and 15 years. 


Do dental implants hurt?

Implant surgery is recommended when patients have lost or are going to lose their natural teeth. Because the tooth root has to be recreated, the implant pr

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