Bhavin Patel, D.D.S.

Dr. Bhavin Patel is a Prosthodontist (Specialty #5984) - a specialist in aesthetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry.  
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Dentist - Galloway
529 S. New York Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205
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By Seaview Dental Arts
October 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

What your Galloway dentist can tell you about dental implantsdental implants

It's no secret that gaps in your smile are not the finest appearance. People want to look their best for dates, weddings, interviews, or selfies. That's why Dr. Bhavin Patel and Dr. Daniel Ciechanowski offer their Galloway, NJ, patients dental implants.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant consists of three parts: titanium post, abutment, and crown.

The titanium post replaces your missing tooth root and reinforces the bones in your jaw through a process called osseointegration, where the titanium post fuses with the rest of your jawbone. This can drastically improve your chewing function and you don't need to worry about your body rejecting the post because it's biocompatible.

An abutment is screwed into the post, then a crown matching your teeth is placed over it. The whole procedure takes about 3 to 6 months. The reason being that it takes time for the titanium post to fuse with the bone. It does take quite some time but there's a 95 percent success rate when it comes to dental implants and they can last a lifetime.

Who needs dental implants?

If you want to know whether you're a good candidate or not, you must visit your dentist. He will be able to assess your specific situation, but people get implants because they may have lost their tooth due to injury, decay or disease. You have the option of installing one implant, several implants or all of your teeth with implant supported dentures.

When compared to dentures, for example, dental implants are more cost-effective in the long-run. All you need to do is take care of them the way you take care of your natural teeth. So brush and floss every day, eat healthy foods, like fruits and vegetables, and drink plenty of water.

For more information, contact Dr. Bhavin Patel and Dr. Daniel Ciechanowski in Galloway, NJ. They can help you figure out whether you are a candidate for dental implants.

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