Academy Dental -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Academy Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Hamilton, NJ & East Orange, NJ

Dental Implants Specialist

Dr. Atalinder Bindra provides patients with the most advanced Dental Implant services at Academy Dental located in Hamilton, New Jersey and East Orange, NJ. Dental Implants are a safe and long term dental solution.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an appliance that is designed to fill the gap caused by one or more missing teeth. The implant is a metal post that is set into a pre-drilled hole in the jaw bone. Once the post has been put in place and the bone has been allowed to attach to it, a porcelain, ceramic or gold crown is created and bonded into place over the post. The top of the tooth or crown is made to look like the tooth it was designed to replace. By filling the gap that was created by the missing teeth, the implant prevents the teeth located on either side from shifting. Using a dental implant will ensure the other teeth maintain their proper place and alignment. This also can reduce the risk of joint damage and relieve TMJ pain.

Are Dental Implants Permanent?

Dental implants are designed to be permanent. The post is implanted into the jaw bone so that the bone can remodel around it, holding it firmly in place. Once the bone has healed, the post cannot be removed without breaking the jaw. If the crown of the tooth is made of ceramic or porcelain, there is a chance that it may become cracked or chipped over time. Although the post will not need to be replaced, the crown can be replaced as necessary. In most cases, a crown made out of dental grade porcelain will last several years without experiencing any damage. If a person has received several dental implants over the years, they may be able to have a full set of dentures made using the snap on/implant technology instead of conventional dentures.

When is a Dental Implant Considered?

A dental implant is considered if a patient has lost one or more teeth and there is a risk of the adjacent teeth shifting and trying to fill in the open space. Because a dental implant is considered to be a permanent fixture in the mouth, it is often recommended for individuals who want to keep their smile looking natural without using a partial. If the rest of the teeth in the mouth are healthy, a dental implant will help to maintain proper alignment without looking unnatural. The crown is created so that it is the same color and size as the tooth that it replaced. Once the implant has been put in place, it will look as natural as the original tooth that had been removed.

Insurance Providers

Our office accepts most major dental insurance providers. For additional questions regarding insurance, please contact our office.

Aetna
Aflac
AIG
Ameritas
Anthem Blue Cross
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Careington Care Platinum
Cigna
Delta Dental
DenteMax
GEHA
GHI
Guardian
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Humana
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Thind is very straightforward and provides a clear, simple explanation of the treatment to be performed."

    James L.
  • "My family goes to this dentist, so I tried last summer when back from college. Have loved her work since, she is always running on time and courteous."

    Kristin M.
  • "I am an old patient of Dr. Thind. Keep up the great work!"

    Jamie L.
  • Healthgrades

    I give Dr. Thind 5 stars - my appointments with her are a breeze!

    Kim T.
  • Healthgrades

    Wish I met her sooner - she is a very gentle dentist and highly knowledgeable.

    Lorie G.
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