Dr. Ronald Petrosky, One of "America's Top Dentist" in Little Egg Harbor - Tuckerton offering South Jersey Mini Dental Implant Centers of America, Dental Implants- New Jersey, CEREC Crowns/ Onlays- New Jersey, Laser Periodontal Therapy (Lanap) of New Jersey, Lumineers-New Jersey, Laser Dentistry-New Jersey, Cosmetic and General Dentistry-New Jersey also serving Galloway, Manahawkin, Long Beach Island, Barnegat, Forked River, Toms River, Lakewood, Freehold, and Manalapan Area.
     Dental Implants of New Jersey  

Dr. Ronald P. Petrosky, DDS, MAGD, DICOI

Master Academy of General Dentistry
Board Certified-Diplomate International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Diplomate American Society of Osseointegration
Master & Fellow American Academy of Implant Prosthodontists
Fellow Misch International Implant Institute
Master & Fellow International Academy of Mini Dental Implants
Associate Fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Dr. Gail P. Petrosky, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Specialty in Prosthodontics, Specialty #3495
Fellow Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologists



What are dental implants?

Dental implants are typically the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Manufactured from titanium, biocompatible alloy, implants are designed to "fuse" with bone to replace your natural tooth root. These implants are then capped with either crowns or are used to support multiple tooth bridges.


Implants mimic nature when replacing your natural tooth root and provide a strong and stable platform for your individually made ceramic crown or bridge


Are implants reliable?

Over the last 20 years, millions of implants have been placed in patients all over the world and the vast majority of these implants still function at peak performance.

Talk to your doctor

The first step with any dental procedure is to speak with your dental professional. Every patient is different and patient results may vary. Your dentist will choose the best treatment plan for you. During your consultation an x-ray may be taken and a teeth cleaning or other general dentistry may be suggested before the procedure.

Care for your smile

Studies show that almost 70% of adults age 35-44 have lost at least one permanent tooth. These teeth are lost due to accident, gum disease, or a failed root canal. Now these teeth can be easily, quickly and almost painlessly replaced with dental implant supported crowns.

Preventing bone loss

When teeth are removed from the human jaw the supporting bone begins to resorb, leaving less bone. Dental implants can help slow bone loss.

Normal jaw with teeth


Teeth removed and initial bone loss


Over time there can be significant bone loss



Typical implant crown procedure

Single tooth missing

Your dentist takes a combination of x-rays, impressions and CT scans to properly assess your implant needs and plan your case completely.

Implant placed

After anesthetic is applied, your dentist will follow a short drilling protocol that allows the implant to be placed with a minimally invasive surgery.

Final crown cemented

After a short healing period, impressions will be taken & your new crown will be created at the dental lab. This crown will be attached to your implant.


Dental Implants have many benefits

Help maintain natural bone to slow or stop bone loss in the jaw

Dental implants are accepted as the standard of care in many tooth replacement situations

Act as a replacement for your natural tooth root

Can last a lifetime with good oral hygiene and proper care

In many cases most patients can leave the same day with a temporary crown


Implant supported teeth function, look, and feel like your
natural teeth

Information provided by OCO Biomedical

For additional dental implant patient education, click this ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists) link.