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Marlton Dentist, Dentist in Marlton, NJ

Marlton Family Dentistry

(formerly State of the Art Smiles)

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Dr. Blake D. Entralgo and Associates



Dental Implants

Dental Implants


Dental implants have become the treatment of choice when a patient has lost or is losing teeth. Implants provide patients a foundation for new restorative teeth where natural teeth are missing or have been extracted. An implant offers the patient the opportunity to regain normal function without being forced to resort to a bridge or a denture.


Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth.  They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth. 

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months.  The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone.  An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted.  Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary.  After the implants are placed the gums are sutured. 

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration.  During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant.  The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth.  One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration.  Some offices have an onsite lab to create the crown, but others will have to send it to an outside lab.  Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently.  Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.



Teeth Immediately

Another option is called immediate loading. This can be accomplished with a single tooth or multiple teeth. In these cases, the tooth is extracted, the implant placed, a post placed in the implant and a provisional (temporary) fixed (non-removable) restoration is placed - all at the same visit. After a period of integration, the implant is restored with a definitive porcelain crown.

Implant Systems

At State of the Art Smiles we use what we believe to be the implant systems with the most effective surface and the best prosthetic options. These include Neoss, AstraTech, Nobel Biocare and Biomet 3i. The system used is usually the choice of the restorative dentist who will have the responsibility of restoring the implants.

More Information
The best source for continuing education in Dental Implantology can be found through the Apsen Implant Center.
We proudly offer dental implants at our convenient location in Marlton, NJ. Quality dental implant restorations provided by Dentist Blake Entralgo and staff at our beautiful NJ office.