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Dental Implants in New Brunswick to Rejuvenate Your Smile

happy middle aged coupleAt A-1 Perfect Smiles of New Brunswick, we understand that it can be challenging to deal with the daily frustrations caused by missing teeth. Dental implants might be what you need to restore the function and aesthetics of your one-of-a-kind smile. Dr. Vivek Nijhawan has carefully placed quality dental implants and implant-supported restorations since 2005.

From the moment you walk through our door, you can count on our dental team to treat you with the respect and level of care you deserve. We have the skillset and experience to assist you, whether you need full mouth dental implants or a single tooth implant. To make your visit as convenient as possible, we accept most major insurances, provide flexible financing through CareCredit®, and keep your charts and statements accessible digitally. We’re excited to help craft your smile, so contact A-1 Perfect Smiles of New Brunswick today to schedule your appointment!


What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants consist of an artificial tooth root that is fused with your jaw. The implant mimics a natural tooth's structure as closely as possible and is expertly crafted from high-quality titanium. Your implant is durable enough to anchor a range of implant-supported restorations, tailored to your unique dental situation.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Before planning your treatment, Dr. Nijhawan meets with you to discuss the procedure and check that you're a viable candidate for dental implants. There are several crucial factors for our dentist to consider before beginning the process, including:

  • The health of your gums: To receive dental implants, you must have healthy gums. Dr. Nijhawan thoroughly checks your gums to make sure they are in good condition. If you suffer from gum disease, it must be treated before beginning the implant process.
  • Any current medications or medical issues: Our dentist reviews your medical history and any medications you're currently taking. Autoimmune diseases (such as uncontrolled diabetes or arthritis) can result in delayed healing and other medical complications. With all of our treatments, your health and well-being are our top priority. We're committed to finding the safest and most effective treatment for your situation.
  • The condition of your jawbone: Without a substantial amount of healthy jawbone, your implant will not be stable enough to withstand daily use. If your jawbone is weak or thin, you may be an ideal candidate for a bone graft or sinus lift.

Our Effective Process for Dental Implants

dental implant illustrationAfter you are approved for dental implants by our New Brunswick dentist, we begin planning your personalized treatment. A cone beam computed tomography system (CBCT) maps out the inside of your mouth, so Dr. Nijhawan knows precisely where your implants must be placed. The exact angle and location of your implant posts are determined using digital imaging to optimize their longevity and stability. Following thorough preparation, your implant is carefully placed in a surgical procedure.

Before fitting your customized restorations, your mouth must have time to fully heal. Everyone's recovery time varies slightly, and we schedule follow-up appointments to check in with you and make sure the site is healing well. On average, it takes eight to twelve weeks to recover from an implant surgery. If you have any questions or experience postoperative discomfort, our team is available and happy to help.

How Can a Bone Graft or Sinus Life Help Me?

A bone graft is a dental treatment that increases the volume of your jawbone, thus allowing it to effectively support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a variation of bone graft that reinforces your upper jaw if you need to replace one or more upper teeth.

Our team is complemented by a skilled oral surgeon who visits our office to perform sinus lifts and bone grafts. By providing the services of an expert, we make sure your treatment goes smoothly.

Efficient Extractions to Protect Your Health

We strive to keep your natural teeth in place for as long as possible to maintain your smile's structure and alignment. Should you have a severely infected or damaged tooth, we offer extractions at our practice. Our dentist removes the affected tooth to protect your dental well-being. Following the extraction, we discuss the available options for replacing the extracted tooth, including dental implants.

Our Range of Implant-Supported Restorations

Whether you need dental implants to replace one missing tooth or to fill a sizeable gap in your smile, we have the appropriate implant-supported restoration for you. Depending on your needs, we offer:

Implant Crowns: An implant crown replaces a single missing tooth by directly attaching to your implant post. Your implant crown matches the color of your healthy teeth as closely as possible, so it naturally blends into your smile.

Implant-Supported Bridges: An implant bridge fills sizeable gaps in your smile with natural-looking replacement teeth. Your bridge consists of prosthetic teeth and crowns that are anchored by your dental implants. In addition to restoring your smile's appearance and functionality, your bridge keeps your healthy teeth from moving out of alignment over time.

Implant-Retained Dentures: We offer implant-retained dentures to replace up to a full arch of missing teeth. Your prosthetic teeth are fixed firmly in place, preventing them from slipping when you eat or talk.

Building Your Perfect Smile with Dental Implants

We want to provide you with a healthy smile that's built to last. Our team at A-1 Perfect Smiles of New Brunswick is here to guide you through the process and address any questions you have regarding dental implants. Get in touch with Dr. Nijhawan today so we can begin planning your treatment!