Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Hackensack, Westwood, Ridgewood NJ
Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry and changed the lives of many people. By providing a foundation for replacement teeth, bridges, or dentures, they can help you to look and feel just as you did prior to losing any of your natural teeth. Dental implants can make it possible for you to eat your favorite foods again and smile with confidence.
To learn more about “The Evolution of Dental Implants” read Dr. Steven Moss’ recent article recently published on US News & World Report.
Are You A Candidate for Dental Implants?
Almost any person who is missing one or more teeth is a candidate for dental implants. Whether you have lost teeth in an accident, had one or more teeth extracted, or were born without all of your teeth (congenitally missing teeth), it is likely dental implants can be used to replace those teeth.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What Are Dental Implants?
The easiest way to describe a dental implant is to compare it to a natural tooth. Natural teeth have two parts, a crown and a root. The crown is the visible part of the tooth that you use when chewing. Under the gums and attached to the jawbone is the root, which supports the crown. In basic terms, a dental implant replaces the root of a tooth.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where the teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Patient Review By Elise C
To paraphrase a television show's theme song, Dr. Han can turn the world on with his smile.....and he is doing the same for mine. He is the consummate professional who takes his time explaining everything and dissolving the worst ever case of anxiety. Hand to heart, the assistants follow suit. Shout out to Lana at Franklin Lakes who went above and beyond today. I can't recommend this place enough.
- Elise C
Patient Review By Lorraine Portelli
Dr. Moss is going to give my my smile back! He is doing an implant for a tooth that is missing! He gives simple explanations, is friendly, compassionate, professional and heart warming. My smile means the world to me and having Dr. Moss restore that gift is simple a blessing! Thank you Dr. Moss with much appreciation and gratefulness! May a million smiles be bestowed upon you! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : )
- Lorraine Portelli
Patient Review By Lorraine P
Simply the Best
- Lorraine P
Patient Review By Regina T
This was my third visit to to see Dr. Angela Russo at Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. I had two implants and one bone grafting done by her. The first time I saw Dr. Russo, was for an extraction and an implant. I was extremely nervous but she explained the procedure from start to finish which helped to ease my mind. This last visit was also for an implant and the procedure itself was quick and smooth. At one point during the procedure, I asked Dr. Russo if she had pulled the tooth yet and she said the tooth is pulled and the implant is in. I was shocked how smooth it all went with out any pain. She is extremely professional and very knowlegdeable. I must also add that Dr. Russo personally called me after every procedure to see how I was feeling. I can't thank her enough for a yet another great procedure done well. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr.Angela Russo to everyone and anyone who needs a great oral surgery.
- Regina T
Patient Review By Dawn S
Very good oral surgeon. Dr. Novelli has pulled 4 teeth in the past for me and done many implants. I have periodontal disease and he always takes care of me when I'm in pain. He pulled the tooth for me 2 days ago and I feel fine and he's also a nice person and his staff is extremely sweet.
- Dawn S
Patient Review By Suzanne N
Dr. Diamond is great and very generous. I Loved him. He's kind and did a great job w my implant. I was so scared to hv my molar pulled to prepare for implant but it was fairly quick and absolutely painless, even after i left office there was only some dull throbbing at night. I didn't even use the ibuprofen they prescribed. He called later that night to check on me. His staff is great and followed up as well. Everyone is very nice. Not like some dr. offices. I had to hv 3 or 4 very quick visits (not even enough time to read one article in waiting room) including the post which also went well. I was scared but it didn't hurt a bit. I went to Ridgewood and Westwood offices. Both no wait times. I went to him upon referral from my husband who works at hospital where Diamond works. He said i'd be crazy to go anywhere else bc he's heard nothing but good things about him and likes him too. I have a friend who goes to same practice and tells me details about her procedure each time and tells me how she loves them too (she's having major reconstruction). I highly recommend.
- Suzanne N
Patient Review By Galina P
I've had a difficult case, and I'm so thankful to Dr. Steven Moss for the amazing work that he has done in fixing my problems!! Thank you so much!!
- Galina P