Dr. Ronald Petrosky, One
of "America's Top Dentist" in Little Egg Harbor - Tuckerton offering
South Jersey Mini Dental Implant Centers of America, Dental Implants- New Jersey, CEREC Crowns/ Onlays- New Jersey, Laser Periodontal Therapy (Lanap) of New
Jersey, Lumineers-New Jersey, Laser Dentistry-New Jersey, Cosmetic and General
Dentistry-New Jersey also serving Galloway, Manahawkin, Long Beach Island, Barnegat, Forked River, Toms River, Lakewood, Freehold, and Manalapan Area.
Dr. Ronald P. Petrosky, DDS,
Master Academy of General Dentistry
Diplomate International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Diplomate American Society of Osseointegration
Master & Fellow American Academy of Implant Prosthodontists
Fellow Misch International Implant Institute
Master & Fellow International Academy of
Mini Dental Implants
Associate Fellow American Academy of Implant
Dr. Gail P. Petrosky, DMD,
Specialty in Prosthodontics, Specialty #3495
Fellow Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologists
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are typically the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Manufactured from titanium, biocompatible alloy, implants are designed to "fuse" with bone to replace your natural tooth root. These implants are then capped with either crowns or are used to support multiple tooth bridges.
Implants mimic nature when replacing your natural tooth root and provide a strong and stable platform for your individually made ceramic crown or bridge
Are implants reliable?
Over the last 20 years, millions of implants have been placed in patients all over the world and the vast majority of these implants still function at peak performance.
Talk to your doctor
The first step with any dental procedure is to speak with your dental professional. Every patient is different and patient results may vary. Your dentist will choose the best treatment plan for you. During your consultation an x-ray may be taken and a teeth cleaning or other general dentistry may be suggested before the procedure.
Care for your smile
Studies show that almost 70% of adults age 35-44 have lost at least one permanent tooth. These teeth are lost due to accident, gum disease, or a failed root canal. Now these teeth can be easily, quickly and almost painlessly replaced with dental implant supported crowns.
Preventing bone loss
When teeth are removed from the human jaw the supporting bone begins to resorb, leaving less bone. Dental implants can help slow bone loss.
Normal jaw with teeth
Teeth removed and initial bone loss
Over time there can be significant bone loss
Typical implant crown procedure
Single tooth missing
Your dentist takes a combination of x-rays, impressions and CT scans to properly assess your implant needs and plan your case completely.
After anesthetic is applied, your dentist will follow a short drilling protocol that allows the implant to be placed with a minimally invasive surgery.
Final crown cemented
After a short healing period, impressions will be taken & your new crown will be created at the dental lab. This crown will be attached to your implant.
Dental Implants have many benefits
Help maintain natural bone to slow or stop bone loss in the jaw
Dental implants are accepted as the standard of care in many tooth replacement situations
Act as a replacement for your natural tooth root
Can last a lifetime with good oral hygiene and proper care
In many cases most patients can leave the same day with a temporary crown
Implant supported teeth function, look, and feel like your
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