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Dental Implants Specialist

Howard Cetel, DDS

Family Dentist & General Dentist located in Washington Township, Sewell, NJ

Missing teeth can hurt your oral health, your appearance, and even your self-confidence. Proudly serving the Washington Township area of Sewell, New Jersey, Howard Cetel, DDS, and his staff offer durable and natural-looking dental implants to replace missing teeth. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

A restorative dental implant provides a foundation for a strong and natural-looking false tooth where a natural tooth is missing.

A dental implant consists of a metal post that Dr. Cetel surgically implants into the jawbone beneath your gumline. The implant fuses to your jawbone, and an abutment is attached, providing substantial support for a crown or bridge.

Restorative dental implants should last a lifetime as long as you maintain proper dental hygiene and receive regular dental check-ups. They are a great alternative to dentures.

To be a good candidate for dental implants, you need to have healthy gums and enough bone to support the implant. Dr. Cetel conducts a thorough exam to determine whether dental implants are the best solution for you.

Are dental implants and dental implant surgery safe?

Dentists have used modern dental implants as a way to treat missing teeth for more than 30 years. They are typically made of titanium because it is a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body. It can even strengthen your jaw, promoting bone growth.

You’ll have peace of mind knowing that dental implant surgery ranks among the most predictable and safest operations in dentistry.  

Why should I choose restorative dental implants?

Dental implants offer numerous benefits over other tooth-replacement methods. Dental implants:

  • Look, feel, and function like your natural teeth
  • Don’t interfere with eating, speaking, and smiling the way dentures do
  • Allow you to bite naturally with virtually no restrictions on what you can eat
  • Don’t need to be removed when brushing your teeth or for cleaning
  • Can’t get cavities like natural teeth can
  • Can last a lifetime with proper hygiene and care

With dental implants, your adjacent teeth don’t need to be ground down or prepared to hold your new replacement tooth or teeth in place, which is necessary with some dental bridges.

If you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth and dental implants sound like they might be right for you, call Dr. Cetel for an initial consultation or book one online.

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