West Main Complete Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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Patient education is an essential part of the services we provide at West Main Complete Dentistry. When you understand the impact that your oral health can have on your life, you’re more likely to be proactive about dental care. 

You're not meant to be an expert about dentistry, which is why we’re available to answer all your questions. The more information you have, the better prepared you are to make important decisions when the time comes. We've listed a few frequently asked questions here, but you are more than welcome to contact our office if you don't see your question answered or you want more information.

Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a favorable treatment option for many patients who are missing a natural tooth. Because dental implants are made from high-quality materials and are anchored directly into the jawbone, they typically have a long lifespan and are the preferred restorative dental treatment for the majority of patients.

If you are missing at least one tooth, are in good overall health, and are willing to maintain strong oral hygiene habits, you are likely a candidate for dental implants.

The best way to know if implants are truly the best option for your smile is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephen Kao, our Rockaway, NJ family dentist. Dr. Kao can evaluate your mouth and explain all of the different treatment options to you. Dental implants are a great option for many patients but are not right in every situation.

Dental implants take several months to place from start to finish, and they require adequate time to heal and for the jawbone to begin growing around the titanium implant post. Once implants have been fully accepted by the mouth; however, they are able to function and look just like natural teeth. A well-placed and well-cared-for dental implant can last for years to come.

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Are you considering dental implants? Schedule an appointment with Rockaway dentist Dr. Stephen Kao today!

Tooth Replacement in Rockaway NJReplacing your tooth is certainly not one hundred percent mandatory. It is a choice. But there is a long list of reason why you should consider replacing your tooth.

Eat More Comfortably

Each of your teeth has an important job, and your remaining teeth will be in better shape when you’re not relying on them to do the job of the missing tooth.

Your Smile Will Look Better!

Depending on the location of your missing tooth, that gap can be pretty obvious. Replacing the tooth will restore your confidence and allow you to smile without embarrassment.

Your Overall Dental Health Will Improve!

Over time, your teeth will start to shift, and this can put the stability of all your teeth in jeopardy. To avoid this movement, it is best to have your missing tooth replaced.

Once you've decided to replace your tooth, you have several things to consider. What type of tooth replacement is right for you? Do you want something permanent? How much time and money can you spend on your tooth?

We’d like to help you find the decision about tooth replacement that makes sense for you. Please call West Main Complete Dentistry to arrange a free consultation so we can discuss your needs. 

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COVID-19 UPDATE.
Out of extreme precaution for the health and well-being of our patients and community, our office will be closing beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 and will reopen April 13, 2020
During this time we will try to service emergency patients only. Services such as loose crowns or chipped tooth (filling) will need to be postponed in an effort to minimize possible exposure.
We thank you for your understanding and will post any changes here.
UPDATE
We are currently closed indefinitely.  We hope to reopen soon to serve the needs of our patients. Please check back often for updates.
UPDATE 5/15/2020
We will have office hours Monday 5/18/2020 and Tuesday 5/19/2020 from 10-3 for emergency appointments only.
We will reopen on 5/26/2020 and will resume treatment for all patients.
As we reopen, we ask our patients to continue social distancing and self quarantine if you have symptoms.
Please feel free and call the office if you have any questions.