Dental Implants Specialist

G. Gary Green, DMD -  - Prosthodontist

G. Gary Green, DMD

Prosthodontist located in Caldwell, NJ

Residents of around Caldwell, New Jersey in need of dental implants can find state-of-the-art dental implant services with Dr. Green. Dr. G. Gary Green offers traditional implants as well as All-on-4® one-day implant options to his patients from in and around Essex county.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are implanted directly into the jawbone to provide artificial roots for crowns or denture attachments. Implants are an alternative to dentures to replace teeth lost to trauma, decay, or disease. The posts are made of medical grade titanium, which is used in a variety of implants, including artificial joint replacement due to its unique biocompatibility. The installation of the post directly into the jaw provides stimulation for bone growth and development as a natural tooth root would, providing support to the soft tissues of the mouth. Many patients prefer implants to traditional dentures as they are more comfortable and can be cared for just like natural teeth.

What are All-on-4® dental implants?

All-on-4® dental implants are an option to replace all teeth in the entire mouth. The All-On-4® treatment, sometimes referred to as Teeth in a Day, is a modern restoration which has improved the way dental surgeons can replace a full set of teeth. Dentures, the most commonly used method of tooth restoration, are held in place with messy adhesives and they aren’t as secure. Frequently, dentures can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, and unstable. The dentures can also make chewing foods difficult, limiting the foods that a person can enjoy. The All-On-4® treatment eliminates these problems. All-On-4® implants replace patients’ missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by four dental implants. With fewer implants needed, overall treatment time and cost is minimized. The unique The All-On-4® implants also ensure greater stability in the bone, minimizing the need for a bone graft to supplement bone tissue. In most cases, a temporary set of teeth can be placed that day same day. The temporary teeth allow patients to continue to perform normal tasks following surgery. After a short time for healing, the dentist will place the final bridge.

What are the advantages of All-on-4® implants?

All-On-4® dental implants:

  • Don’t require adhesives
  • Don’t have to be removed like dentures
  • Can be brushed and flossed like normal teeth
  • Are comfortable and don’t press down on the gums
  • Allows patients to feel hot and cold and taste in the same manner
  • Allows patients to bite with good force, eliminating food restrictions