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Dental Implants

Dental implants are true tooth replacements — root, crown, and all — so they are lifelike in function as well as appearance. Dental implants also keep your jaw bone healthy and maintain the harmony of your facial structure because they stimulate the bone in your jaw like natural teeth when you chew.

Hear From Dental Implant Patients Like You

When patients have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, self-esteem can suffer, and it can be harder to eat the foods you love or smile with confidence. Oral health problems can occur from missing teeth as well, such as your remaining teeth moving out of alignment and the onset of progressive jaw bone atrophy, which can cause you to appear older than you are. Because dental implants solve these problems and have many other incredible benefits, they are the preferred tooth restoration solution for broken, failing, or missing teeth. You can learn more about dental implants by watching the patient videos below. These stories will help you understand what to expect when you come in for your placement procedure.

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Dental Implant Treatment

Dental implants are incredibly versatile, with the ability to replace a single tooth or even an entire arch of teeth. A single dental implant is a three-part tooth replacement solution that consists of

Patients who have received dental implants experience a lifelike tooth restoration with the functional abilities of natural teeth, and the oral health benefits that are a result of the natural fusion of the implant with the jaw bone, preventing jaw bone atrophy. Implants are full tooth replacements — root and all — and like natural teeth, they are anchored in your jaw for a completely stable restoration that can last a lifetime with proper care. It’s hard to beat a tooth replacement solution that looks good, feels good, and is good for your oral health!

No matter which tooth replacement solution is determined to be the best for your condition and needs, our team’s priority is to deliver patient-centered care that improves our patients’ overall health, oral health, and well-being. Drs. Friedman and Schulhof perform dental implants and dental implant-based restorations in the safety of our comfortable surgical suites at our practice in Teaneck, NJ, where attentive and compassionate clinical staff will continuously monitor you during your treatment.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Unlike other tooth replacement options such as dentures, implants won’t slip around in your mouth or make clicking sounds when you talk, eat, or laugh.

Some of the key benefits of dental implants include

North Jersey Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery’s oral surgeons perform a variety of bone grafting and soft tissue grafting techniques to allow successful dental implant placement for almost everyone — even our patients with extensive jaw bone atrophy due to extended tooth loss. If our patients are healthy enough to have a standard tooth extraction, dental implants are usually an option for them at our practice. We offer the full scope of oral surgery and dental implant restoration options to restore smiles. If you are interested in dental implants, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced oral surgeons. We look forward to providing you with the very best results and an excellent patient experience!

The Dental Implant Process

Drs. Friedman, Schulhof, and Montazem have many years of training and experience placing dental implants with outstanding long-term results. As a matter of fact, they teach the implant course for the implant manufacturer in order train other practitioners. We perform implant placement surgery in the comfort of our Teaneck, NJ, practice, with the assistance of a highly skilled surgical team, and we are qualified to administer several kinds of in-office anesthesia, including IV sedation. A single implant placement at our practice will take between 30 and 60 minutes. Multiple implants can take from one to three hours. Since every case is different, and you are receiving personalized care at our practice, the amount of time that your dental implant procedure will take is going to vary based on the specifics of your treatment plan.

The dental implant process at our practice typically goes as follows:

To learn more about the placement of dental implants at our Teaneck, NJ, practice, and to find out if dental implants are the best solution for your condition, budget, and oral health goals, please feel free to call the office to schedule a consultation with one of our oral surgeons. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss how we can help get you smiling again.

Dental Implant Cost in Teaneck, NJ

North Jersey Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is dedicated to delivering the best oral surgery care at competitive prices for our area. Every one of our patients’ condition is different, so the cost for your dental implants at our practice will vary depending on your treatment plan. A few of the factors that determine your cost are the number of implants you will be receiving, if you require bone or soft tissue grafting for successful implant placement, or if you require any tooth extractions before undergoing your implant procedure. We accept several insurance plans so your coverage will also factor into your cost. We also have multiple payment options to make oral surgery possible for our patients.

You may have heard of bargain dental implants, but we urge you to be very particular about where you receive oral surgery and by whom. Implants require precision oral surgery, so it’s critical that you choose an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon to complete your restoration. Our doctors are highly trained, and in fact teach other doctors how to place implants and use advanced surgical techniques for optimal outcomes. We recommend that you find out your estimated costs for your implants by scheduling a consultation with one of the trusted surgeons in our practice. Our doctors will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that considers every factor of your customized treatment and will make every effort to give you an accurate estimate of your cost.

The Value of Dental Implants

Dental implants change people’s lives for the better. They are nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth in both form and function and protect the health of your jaw and facial structure for the long-term. Implants can also last a lifetime if cared for well, just as you would your natural teeth, and allow patients to smile, eat, and laugh with complete confidence as if they’d never lost any teeth. More traditional tooth restorations must be replaced every few years and do not protect your oral health the way dental implants do. With all this incredible value, it’s no wonder so many patients choose dental implants to replace their missing or problem teeth.

Below are some of the many reasons patients choose to invest in dental implants:

Dental implants add value to our patient’s lives in so many ways. If you are interested in a permanent, healthy, and lifelike tooth restoration, we recommend you give us a call to discover if dental implants are something you would like to invest in. Our oral surgeons are available to meet with you for a consultation to discuss how dental implants can be a part of your treatment plan for improved oral health and a confident new smile.

Dental Implant FAQ


What are my tooth replacement options?

Dr. Friedman, Dr. Schulhof, and Dr. Montazem offer multiple tooth replacement solutions at our practice, including precision-placed dental implants and other more traditional solutions like fixed bridges and dentures. When you have your consultation at North Jersey Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, you and your oral surgeon will discover which solution is optimal for your condition and requirements.

Some of the most common tooth replacement options include


How long is the process of receiving dental implants?

The dental implant process can range from a few months to more than a year for more complex conditions. When you meet with your oral surgeon during your consultation, you will receive a treatment plan that will include the estimated amount of time to complete your dental implant process. This plan will consider many factors: your needs, condition, medical and dental history, and the health of the bone in your jaw.

Can a general dentist place my implants?

An experienced oral surgeon, not a general dentist, should place dental implants, to minimize complications and ensure that your implants have long-term durability. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is the dental professional with the experience and training in the complex surgical procedures required to place successful dental implants. A general dentist usually provides the temporary and permanent replacement teeth (custom crowns) that will be attached to the implants that have been placed by an oral surgeon.

Is the dental implant procedure painful?

All types of oral surgeries have some degree of discomfort. We want you to know that the team at North Jersey Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is dedicated to both an optimal outcome for you and your comfort. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Friedman and Schulhof have many years of hospital-based anesthesia training and offer several types of anesthesia options at our practice, including IV sedation. Also, our surgeons are experts in the precision placement of dental implants that are minimally invasive and require the least amount of downtime. We often find that our dental implant patients are back to their regular routines rather quickly!

What if I have bone loss in my jaw?

When teeth are missing for a prolonged amount of time, bone loss in the jaw can occur. When this is the case, dental implants can be a challenge to place correctly. We offer treatments that solve this problem for our patients: bone grafting can restore lost bone in areas where an implant is going to be placed. Bone grafting procedures often allow patients who may not otherwise have been candidates to receive implants.

How do I care for my new dental implants?

When your oral surgeon has given you the green light that you’ve healed enough to brush and floss around the implant site, you can take care of your new implant the same way you do your natural teeth. Dental implants are a true tooth replacement, which means if you keep your mouth healthy and see your dentist regularly, your implants have the potential to last a lifetime.

What is the recovery like after dental implant placement?

Your implants need to fuse with your jaw bone successfully, and this tends to take a few weeks. Sticking with a diet of soft foods and avoiding chewing on the implant sites is recommended during the healing phase, though we find that most patients are back to their regular routines within a few days after the placement of their implants. Don’t worry; our team will give you detailed post-surgical instructions before your treatment begins. We are dedicated to guiding you through your recovery so that you have the very best outcome without any complications.

What will I use to chew with while my implants heal?

Don’t worry; it won’t be long before you’ve healed enough to receive your custom, permanent crown. In the meantime, you will not have to live with a gap in your mouth! While your jaw is healing, you will have options for temporary replacement teeth, such as a temporary bridge, or a modification of your current denture. If you prefer nonremovable teeth during the healing phase of your treatment, you can have a temporary transitional crown placed. You and your doctor will discuss all your options before your procedure.

Can my child receive dental implants?

When children lose permanent teeth due to an injury or accident, dental implants can be an excellent long-term solution. We recommend meeting with an oral surgeon as soon as possible after the tooth is lost to discuss options. In many cases, the surgeon will want to wait until your child’s growth has completed before performing a dental implant procedure, usually around age 16 for girls and age 18 for boys.

Other questions?

We thank you for the opportunity to offer you the best care possible. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your consultation with one of our oral surgeons, please contact us at (201) 692-7737 to speak with one of our knowledgeable and friendly staff members.

Dental Implant Instructions

The team at North Jersey Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Teaneck, NJ, is dedicated to your well-being, comfort, and safety, but to ensure that you have a smooth recovery without complications and the best experience and surgical outcome possible, it’s essential that you carefully follow our instructions for at-home pre- and post-surgical care. Please click here for our pre- and post-operative instructions. It’s very important to us that you feel well taken care of, so if anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to call us!