Dental Implants


Meet Our Implant Specialist…


Dr. Han Lyu


Dr. Han Lyu earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from UMDNJ–New Jersey Dental School as a general dentist in May 2012. After graduation, Dr. Lyu worked as an associate general dentist which allowed him to become proficient in all aspects of dentistry including oral surgery, root canal therapy, gum infection therapy, cosmetic dentistry, and more.

However, Dr. Lyu discovered that he had a higher calling in dentistry beyond doing routine fillings and other general dental work.  That calling was to become a specialist in Implant Dentistry as well as treating complex cosmetic dentistry and denture cases as a prosthodontist. After careful consideration, Dr. Lyu chose to earn his specialty degree from Columbia University taking world class implant courses under one of dentistry’s top educators.  Dr. Lyu received his Masters of Science (MS) degree in prosthodontics in June 2015.

Dr. Lyu says, “Although I’m still a young dentist with a short career, I can truly tell you that I enjoy dentistry and strive to be better each and every day. I take a great pride in patient care and love interacting with patients!” His beautiful and natural smile makeover transformations simply speak for themselves but he has lots of photos in his smile gallery to show how he changes lives. Since Dr. Lyu joined our practice in February 2016, he has been consistently complimented on his bedside manner and his keen ability to listen to patients’ wants and needs when planning a smile makeover or restoring someone’s smile back to health. We are honored to have him apart of our dental team!  


Dental Implants


Implants

Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants, which are placed in the jawbone, are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium. The anchors begin to fuse with the bone over the course of a few months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.


Implant Supported Bridge


Implant Supported Bridge

An implant supported bridge is a restorative solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. The bridge replaces multiple adjacent missing teeth without the use of a denture. This restoration typically requires two implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for the patient’s natural teeth.


Implant Supported Dentures


Implant Supported Dentures

Implant supported dentures can be either fixed or removable. This solution requires the placement of two or more implants. If a removable denture is selected, the denture will “snap” on to the implant rather than requiring the use of denture paste or adhesives. Removable dentures can be taken out for cleaning at night.

This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures.

Easy to care for, this solution can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures.

Dental implant placement can also help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future bone loss.


Full Arch with Only 4 Implants


Full Arch with Only 4 Implants

This procedure is a unique implant solution that allows patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth to replace a full arch of teeth using only 4 implants as “anchors”.

This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures.

Easy to care for, this solution can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures. Patients can often leave the same day with a full arch of teeth, reducing both overall cost and healing time for the patient.

Dental implant placement can help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future bone loss.

With this implant supported full arch, there is no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating are more natural and comfortable than with a traditional denture.