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Gillette Dental Care | Dental Implants in Gillette

Gillette Dental Care

689 Valley Road Suite 101

Gillette, NJ 07933

Gary White, D.D.S.

Lauren C. Simms, D.M.D.


Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Some offices have an onsite lab to create the crown, but others will have to send it to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.


Are IMPLANTS safe? What is the success rate?

  • Considered the standard of care for tooth replacements.
  • Success rate of 98.6% in poor bone quality!
  • Considered a lifetime solution for missing teeth.


How long do they last?

  • Indefinitely, depending on the specific case.
  • Should last your lifetime.
  • On occasion crowns may need replacement but with an implant you will only have to replace on crown.  With a bridge you have three crowns to replace.  Your cost will triple.


Are IMPLANTS painful?

  • Generally minimal discomfort associated with implants.
  • Usually done in the office with local anesthesia.
  • Often patients don't feel the need to use prescription pain medications.
  • Most patients tell us that implants are less painful than tooth extraction.


Will I need to take time off work?

  • Most patiens return to work the day after but for larger cases more time may be necessary.
Gillette Dentist | Dental Implants. Gary White, DDS is a Gillette Dentist.