What is a Dental Implant?

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


Dental implants are small screws that are inserted directly into your jawbone to act as the foundation for a replacement tooth. Because they are inserted into your jawbone, dental implants are able to replace a tooth’s missing root, making them the only form of tooth replacement that can prevent structural changes to your jaw.

Dental implants are made from titanium, a biocompatible material that can easily integrate into your jaw. On the surface of dental implants are a number of microscopic pores into which osteoblasts and connective tissue from your jaw can integrate once the implant has been inserted.

After a dental implant has been secured into your jawbone through osseointegration, your implant will provide a strong and reliable anchor for a dental crown or similar restoration. During your implant dentistry consultation, Dr. Frank will take time to answer your dental implant questions and discuss the benefits of this remarkable tooth replacement option in greater detail.

To schedule your dental implants consultation, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place today. Dr. Frank DePaola serves patients in Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey.