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Welcome to 21st Century Dental Care, the dental practice of Vitaly Friedman, DDS in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, where we offer comprehensive family and cosmetic dentistry. If you have a missing tooth, you are not alone. Teeth can be lost due to various reasons, tooth decay and gum disease being only two of them. At 21st Century Dental Care, we are pleased to offer dental implants to revitalize your smile due to missing teeth. Implants will allow you to eat, smile, talk and laugh with confidence, as they look like your natural teeth.

When a tooth is lost or removed, both the crown (the part of the tooth you see) and the root are gone. Fortunately, dental implants can replace missing teeth. With a dental implant, it is put into the jawbone to fuse with the natural bone, so that new teeth can be placed. You can get a dental implant for one tooth, or for multiple missing teeth with a bridge or a denture. So how do we replace a missing tooth with a dental implant?

— First, a cylindrical and or tapered post made of titanium typically, is surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the root of your tooth.

— Once the implant has fused your natural jawbone, a connector (called an abutment) is built into the top dental implant. This will connect it to the replacement tooth.

— Finally, a crown (a replacement tooth) is made to match your natural teeth, or even a bridge or dentures supported by the implants.

— To care for your implants, brush and floss regularly, and keep your regular scheduled check-ups and cleanings.

Whether you are missing one tooth or several, Dr. Friedman is happy to help. He will restore your natural looking smile so that you can smile again with confidence. If you would like more information, or to schedule an appointment, we invite you to call our dedicated dental team at (908) 604-5959 today!