Bloomfield Implant and Family Dentistry

Dental Implants


Teeth restored with dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. You still brush, floss and visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.

After meeting with a Dental Implant Dentist to develop a treatment plan, the next step would be the placement of the implant, which usually involves several steps:

  1. The dental implant is surgically placed into the jawbone.
  2. As you heal the implant will fuse with your natural jawbone, with the two growing together to form a strong long-lasting foundation for your replacement tooth or teeth. This healing process can take weeks to months.
  3. Once the implant is bonded to the jawbone, a small connector – called an abutment- is placed on top of the dental implant to connect the implant to the replacement tooth or teeth.
  4. An individual tooth, or an implant-supported bridge or dentures containing multiple teeth are then attached to the abutment.

Dental implant patients are of all ages –implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one or multiple teeth, due to injury, defects, disease or decay. Implants can even be on adolescents after puberty when the jawbone stops growing.


Having a hard time finding the right Toothpaste? Here are some tips to choosing the right Toothpaste.

Looking for a recommendation for toothpaste? It is best to consult your dental provider.

When choosing toothpaste it is best to look for the American Dental Association seal approval.  Choosing the right tooth paste can be difficult task but here are some tips for choosing good toothpaste:

  • When buying for children it’s best to look for toothpaste that contains fluoride, in addition to something that might have an appealing taste as well.
  • When buying for yourself or adult loved ones look at the benefits for that said toothpaste. For example: if your experiencing sensitivity look for a toothpaste that is formulated to help with sensitive teeth, or if you want a toothpaste to help make your smile brighter, look for that toothpaste formulated to help whiten your teeth.

Dentist recommended toothpaste:

  1. Fluoride toothpaste– fluoride strengthens and protects teeth against tooth decay so products like: Colgate, or you can consult with your dentist for PreviDent 5000 plus which is prescribed toothpaste.
  2. Toothpaste for children– if your child is under the age of 2 look for fluoride-free toothpaste like: Colgate, or Orajel Training toothpaste which is safe to swallow, in addition to having a variety of flavors and fun décor on the tube to try and make it more appealing to children. Children over the age of 2 should use toothpaste with fluoride in it like: Colgate or Crest for kids.
  3. Tartar control toothpaste– once the bacterial plaque forms on your teeth it then hardens into tartar, and the only your able to get rid of that tartar is by a professional cleaning at your dental office. When you get excessive tartar builds up on your teeth that could lead to other harmful issues like gum disease. So you’ll want to prevent that with good dental habits, making sure you brush and floss daily. Colgate-total is FDA approved toothpaste that helps prevent the tartar build up.

For further recommendations please speak to your dental provider.

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